Millard Francis Taylor, a retired Fort Meade engineer and Army veteran, died of heart failure at North Arundel Hospital on Thursday. He was 84 and had heart and kidney problems.
The Severn native, whose nickname was "Mook," retired in 1972 after 32 years as a post engineer at Fort Meade, where he helped maintain water and sewer lines.
Mr. Taylor served in England as an Army private first class during World War II.
He was a member of the Severn United Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge No. 209 in Odenton.
He enjoyed gardening, baseball and spending time with his grandchildren.
A Masonic service for Mr. Taylor will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave., N.W., Glen Burnie. Services will be at noon Tuesday at the funeral home.
Mr. Taylor is survived by his wife of 54 years, the former Margaret Emma Newbill; a daughter, Barbara Escavage of Severn; two sons, Robert Taylor of Severn and Charles Taylor of Severna Park; a brother, Carl Taylor of Severn; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Three brothers, Ernest, Earl and Leroy Taylor, and two sisters, Dorothy Warfield and Edith Bussey, died previously.