Julius Vernon Taylor

Born: Sun., Sep. 2, 1923
Died: Tue., Jul. 17, 2012


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Thu., Jul. 19, 2012
Location: Davis Original Free Will Baptist Church

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Thu., Jul. 19, 2012
Location: Davis Free Will Baptist Church

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Julius Vernon Taylor, 88, of Sea Level, died Tuesday July 17, 2012 at Taylor Extended Care.

A funeral service will be held 2:00 pm Thursday at Davis Free Will Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Murphy's Cemetery.

Julius served in the US Navy, and was stationed on the Biloxi during WWII in the Pacific. He retired from NC DOT, and Ferry division. He commerical fished throughout his life.    

He is survived by two daughters Patsy Taylor of Beaufort, and Linda Fulcher of Beaufort: four grandchildren David Munden, Taylor Munden, Chris Stallings, and Pam Manning: six great grandchildren:and a sister Judy T. Salter.

He was preceded in death by his wife  Cornelia Taylor.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

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Thelma D. Pittman
   Posted Wed July 18, 2012
May I express my condolences to Julius''s family. He was one, of only a few remaining World War II veterans left. You have reason to be proud of his service record. I would like to share newspaper clippings from the Beaufort News from that period:

Aboard a Light Cruiser at Okinawa (Delayed) – J. V. Taylor, Fireman, first class, USNR whose wife lives at Davis, N. C. helped shoot down four Japanese planes in 10 minutes during a pre invasion bombardment of this vital enemy base.
It was right after dawn that the Japs sent out their suicide fliers. No. 1 got burst of flak while still some distance off. No. 2 faced a heavy barrage from guns of all ships in the vicinity, and was dropped in the wake of his leader.
The third Jap weaving and dodging, managed to begin a run toward the ship—a short run, because the withering stream of fire from the cruiser’s
gunners was accurate. The Jap dived out of control and crashed.
From off the starboard bow came the fourth Jap. Forward gun batteries swung into position, threw up a solid wall of antiaircraft fire. The Jap tried to change his course, but too late. He dived into the sea in flames.
The cruiser’s big guns then methodically turned to the assigned task of blasting enemy position on the island. Spotters from the Cruisers planes noted results: demolished gun emplacements, barracks, ammunition dumps and beaches swept clear for the landing.

Aboard the Biloxi—J. V. Taylor, fireman first class, USNR, of Davis, N.C., helped evacuate 219 recovered Allied military personnel aboard his cruiser from the city that was the victim of the second atom bomb, Nagasaki. The liberated men were principally Dutch and Japanese, with on a few English and Americans. The Biloxi had fought eight invasions and numerous bombardments for this satisfying task."

Judy Monroe
   Posted Fri July 20, 2012
Patsy, Taylor, and David,

I just found out about your Dad and grandfather I am so sorry, please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care, let me know if I can do anything for you. Have a blessed afternoon and evening. Love to each of you!

Judy/ Aunt Judy

Mary B Willis
   Posted Sat July 21, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss. I only have fond memories of your dad. I remember him coming in Mitchell Village Wachovia and making his "Hula Lady" dance for us. I tell folks your dad had the only tattoo that I ever liked. Love ya, Mary

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