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Hoyle Andrew Taylor
Chief Journalist, United States Navy
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From a contemporary press report:

Hoyle Andrew Taylor, a retired Chief Journalist for the Naval Air Reserve Training Units at both Anacostia and Andrews Air Force Base, died of cancer at home on Sunday, January 19, 2003 surrounded by his wife and children.

Mr. Taylor, who lived in Alexandria since 1952, was born in Mayworth, North Carolina, the son of a Baptist minister. He entered military service in the U.S. Navy in July, 1940. During World War II, he served aboard the Heavy Cruiser USS San Francisco and participated in thirteen major naval engagements. He was aboard the San Francisco in Oahu when the Japanese attacked the U.S. fleet stationed there on December 7, 1941 and was a survivor of Pearl Harbor and later of Guadalcanal.

He was an active member of the Braddock Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia, where he served as an usher.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Joyce (Welch) Taylor of Alexandria; his son, Scott Andrew Taylor of Washington, D.C.; two daughters, Robin Taylor of Alexandria; Terry (Jim) Wingfield and three grandchildren, Christopher, Jenna, and Emily Wingfield, all of Alexandria.

There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 23 at the Braddock Baptist Church, 6519 Braddock Rd., Alexandria, VA (703) 750-2962.


TAYLOR, HOYLE ANDREW (Age 83)

A retired Chief Journalist for the Naval Air Reserve Training Units at both Anacostia and Andrews Air Force Base, died of cancer at home on Sunday, January 19, 2003 surrounded by his wife and children.

Mr. Taylor, who lived in Alexandria since 1952, was born in Mayworth, NC, the son of a Baptist minister. He entered military service in the U.S. Navy in July, 1940. During World War II, he served aboard the Heavy Cruiser U.S.S. San Francisco and participated in thirteen major naval engagements. He was aboard the San Francisco in Oahu when the Japanese attacked the U.S. fleet stationed there on December 7, 1941 and was a survivor of Pearl Harbor and later of Guadalcanal.

He was an active member of the Braddock Baptist Church in Alexandria, VA, where he served as an usher.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Joyce (Welch) Taylor of Alexandria; his son, Scott Andrew Taylor of Washington, DC; two daughters, Robin Taylor of Alexandria; Terry (Jim) Wingfield and three grandchildren, Christopher, Jenna, and Emily Wingfield, all of Alexandria.

There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 23 at the Braddock Baptist Church, 6519 Braddock Rd., Alexandria, VA (703) 750-2962.

Burial will be later this month at Arlington National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Hospice of Northern VA, Falls Church Clinical Offices, 6565 Arlington Blvd., Suite #501, Falls Church, VA 22042.


Posted: 23 February 2004 Updated: 22 April 2006