Our deepest sympathies go to Cindy Coleman on the recent passing of her father, Wayland Ralph Taylor.

Wayland Ralph Taylor passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2015 in Houston, Texas at the age of 76.

Wayland proudly served his country in the United States Air Force for 12 years. He is preceded in death by his parents, William Taylor and Mary (AnaLee) Morton and his 1st wife of 54 years, Ernestine Francway. He is survived by his 2nd wife of almost 3 years, Shirley Taylor; brother, Don Taylor and wife Kay; children, Cindy Lynn Taylor Coleman, Robert Dane Taylor and wife Arlene, Katheryn Gayle Taylor Duncan and husband Michael; grandchildren, William Taylor and wife Katherine, Ana Dobbs and husband Travis, Sean Taylor and Tabitha Lykins, Hayden Duncan, Micheala Duncan and Dawson Duncan; great-grandchildren, Ella Taylor, Brody Pacheco, Isabelle Dobbs, Devin Ripple and Dane Taylor; as well as numerous extended family members and friends.

A private graveside ceremony with military honors was held at Houston National Cemetery on Tuesday, December 15, 2015.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the ASPCA.

Cindy is the Administrative Assistant in the Emergency Management department for the District.