Cedric Devon Taylor Obituary
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Cedric (Sid) Devon Taylor (Crofton, Maryland), born in Washington, District of Columbia, who passed away on April 13, 2020, at the age of 90, leaving to mourn family and friends. Leave a sympathy message to the family on the memorial page of Cedric Devon Taylor to pay them a last tribute. You may also light a candle in honor of Cedric Devon Taylor.
Cedric was a native Washingtonian and a twenty three year resident of Sierra Vista, Arizona. He attended Virginia Union on a basketball athletic scholarship and became a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. He transferred to Howard University where he received his Bachelor of Science and commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant through the Army ROTC. He entered active duty on June 25, 1953. In 1955, he married his college sweetheart, the late Elwisher J. Johnson in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.
During his military career, Cedric held many assignments and positions-parachutist to the 457th Airborne Field Artillery Battalion; 10th QMCo.10th Infantry Mountain Division, Wurzburg, Germany; Military Intelligence-Assistant Special Agent in Charge, SAIC Baltimore Field Office, Operations Office & Region Commander, Region 1, 109th INCT Group and the 502nd MI BN, Seoul, Korea. He held the position of Committee Chief, Department of Counter Intelligence from 1969-1973 at Fort Holabird and Fort Huachuca, Arizona. On July 1, 1975, Cedric retired from the U.S. Army with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and decided to pursue a career in real estate from 1976-1991 with O’Brien’s Realty.
Cedric’s military decorations and awards include the Army Commendation Medal; the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Republic Of Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Armed Force Honor Medal and the Legion of Merit.
Sid will be missed by his sister Shirley, his nieces Deborah Green, Dashirl Daughtry, Roxanne Ward, nephews Brian J. Green (Sheri), Kirk P. Green (Brenda), Anthony E. Daughtry (Deena), three great nieces, three great nephews, several cousins and many friends.
A graveside service was held on Friday, July 10th 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery (1300 South Buffalo Soldier Trail, Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635).