Frank Isaac Taylor was born to Grace L. Taylor and Frank M. Taylor on July 14, 1960 in Montclair, NJ. He obtained an education from Montclair High School and Florida A&M University. Following that he pursued a career in law enforcement and was a proud employee of the Montclair Police Department under the roles of a Patrol Officer, Detective, and Accident Investigator. He could be seen throughout the town of Montclair where he protected and served the community and was a social butterfly. Frank had endured a great tenure of 25 years working for the Township of Montclair being influential, a mentor to many, and represented true dedication, leadership, and strength. He was also a member of police organizations such as The Sentinels 16 and The Police Benevolent Association (P.B.A). In his spare time he was a Youth Football Coach and was affiliated with the Masonic Eureka Lodge #52, Eastern Star, and a Shriner with Golconda Temple #24. In 2008, he happily retired from the Montclair Police Department. Following that he moved to McDonough, GA where he spent his next chapter of life.
In his retired life he continued to work as a Security Officer and his most recent employment included 4 years with the Henry County Sherriff’s Department where he received the distinguished award of Employee of the Year in December 2022. Frank was known for his work ethic, determination, and perseverance. He set great examples for many to follow. His charm and smile brightened rooms as well as people’s lives. He is known for his humor, funny sayings and phrases, and being passionate about traveling, going on cruises, good food, and sports – especially collegiate/professional football and baseball. He worked hard and played hard as he believed in enjoying life to the fullest.
Frank is survived by his wife, Sylvia Taylor; children Frank Taylor, Crystal Fitzgerald (Colin), Raheem Barron (Pettrice); grandchildren Carter Fitzgerald, Camden Fitzgerald, RJ Barron, Temara Collins, great grandchild Jailynn Hayes; siblings Stephanie Watkins (Joe), Susan Cottle (Wayne), Stephen Taylor (Belindia), and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Frank will be lovingly remembered and truly missed.
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