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Adlia Charles Taylor Jr. of Cerro Gordo

Adlia Charles Taylor Jr "Chalk", 92, passed away at his home on May 2, 2012. Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M., Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Cerro Gordo United Methodist Church, Cerro Gordo, IL. Visitation will be 6 to 8 P.M., Friday, May 4, at Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home in Cerro Gordo, IL. Burial will be in Bement Cemetery, Bement, IL, with military rites conducted by the Cerro Gordo American Legion. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Ave 5th floor, Norwalk CT 06851 or the Cerro Gordo American Legion Post #117 Building Fund. Charles was born Aug 23, 1919 in Milmine IL, the son of Adlia Charles Taylor and Eunice Taylor. He married Luella Jane Wiggins on April 12, 1942. Charles served in the Marine Corp during WW II and played baseball on their team. He was a member of the Cerro Gordo American Legion Post #117. After working as an electrician and ADM, he took up farming with the help and tremendous support of his wife. They enjoyed spending many winters on the beach in Florida, weeks at Branson MO, and fishing at every vacation opportunity. He was an avid athlete and sports fan of all local athletic events, and a great card player. Charles enjoyed the comradiere of all the local populace of Bement, Milmine, and Cerro Gordo. Chalk played softball until his mid 40's with the local business sponsored teams. He was preceeded in death by his dearly missed wife Luella, brother and sister-in-law Ronald and Goldie Taylor, and brother -in-law Loren Schable. He is survived by his son Jack Alan Taylor M.D. and spouse Candace, grandson Britt Taylor all of Salt Lake City UT, and grandson Bryce Taylor DDS, currently completing an Endodontics Residency at the Univ Of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and sister JoAnne Schable of Atwood, IL. Chalk and Luella also raised her nieces Melinda Blickenstaff [Wiggins] and Deborah Danner [Wiggins] as their own. He was very close to their children and acted as their grandfather.