Celebrating the life of

Dr. William E. "Bill" Taylor, Jr.

Passed away on July 27, 2021

Dr. William E.

Dr. William E. “Bill” Taylor, Jr., 94, longtime Savannah Dentist, passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at Buckingham South.  He was born January 19, 1927 in Savannah to the late William E. Taylor and Alice Holm Taylor.  Educated in Savannah area schools, Bill graduated from Savannah High School in 1945 and then served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.  Bill then went on to graduate from The Citadel Military College and the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.  Dr. Taylor practiced dentistry in Savannah for 43 years, retiring in 1997.  As a faithful member of Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church for 65 years, he served on various church committees and loved being an active member of the Fellowship Sunday School Class. 

Dr. Taylor was a member of the American Dental Association for 67 years, the Georgia Dental Association and the Southeastern District Dental Association. For decades, he enjoyed meeting the Original Clary’s Lunch Bunch (doctors and dentists who practiced downtown) for lunch and fellowship. He was also a member of The Chatham Dove Club.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 37 years, C. Angela Taylor and his brother, Jack H. Taylor.

Dr. Taylor is survived by his eight children, Robin Canady (Mike) of Savannah, Karen Yeager of Pace, FL, Willie Taylor (Sandy) of Millersville, MD, Laura Owings of Grayson, GA, Joanne Faulk (Will) of Savannah, David Taylor of Savannah, Richard Taylor (Michelle) of Rincon, GA, and Kate Theodocion (Pete) of Augusta, GA.  Also surviving are two brothers, Andrew H. Taylor and Dewey H. Taylor, 15 grandchildren, 2 great-grandsons and several nieces and nephews.  

His family would like to give special recognition and thanks to the staff at Buckingham South and to his many caregivers for their kind and compassionate care of Dr. Taylor over the past two years.

Visitation will be 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 2, 2021 at Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church. 

The Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 2, 2021 at Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church.  Private burial with U.S. Navy honors will follow.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to The Wesley Gardens Fund, 429 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31401, or Hospice Savannah, P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31416.




My condolences to the family it had been a pleasure taking care of your father

- Gwen Clark, Savannah, Georgia

May the memories of your father bring you lasting peace

- Walter Dimmick, Savannah, GA

he will be truly missed love carly

- Carly Bennett (Buckingham South), savannah , ga

Taylor family, I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ve known him & all of you since forever through Wesley Monumental. He was a great man, dad, husband, friend etc, May your great memories of the great times you all had bring you smiles during this tough time. He will be missed.

- Tricia Lewis, Tybee Island , GA

In 1954 I lost a tooth filling. New to Savannah, I had no dentist. A woman with whom I worked told me of her cousin who had just opened his practice and could probably see me quickly. I called him - Dr. Taylor. He could, and did, see me that day and I was a dedicated patient of his until he retired. Many good memories of our discussions, political, familial, and life in general. He was a delightful man.

- Bettyann L Talley, SAVANNAH, GA

I enjoyed working with Dr. Taylor from 1977 to 1984. Not long after graduation. I appreciate the quality of leadership he portrayed. Cyndi Purifoy Wise

- Cyndi Wise, Rincon, GA

A candle has been lit!

- pam Sauers, Savannah, Ga

Joanne, I am so sorry to hear about your father. May God comfort you and your family during this sad time. Prayers for all.

- Suzanne Swinson, Savannah , Georgia

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel