Preston Dennis Taylor Sr., 78, died Thursday, May 1, 2014, at his home in Salisbury. Born in Jenkins Bridge, Va., he was the son of the late Preston Taylor and Annie Ayres Taylor Niblett. He is survived by his wife, Patsy B. Taylor, and daughters, Christy T. Hall and her husband, Frank, of Salisbury and Tiffany T. Simpson and her husband, Timothy, of Berlin. There are four grandchildren, David Brow, Ashlee T. Brasure, Samantha Simpson and Timmy Simpson. Also surviving are four great-grandchildren, Sean Brow, Molly Brow, Julie Dagen, Emma Littleton and Raegan Brasure. He leaves two brothers, Johnny Lee Taylor and his wife, Norma Lee, of Pocomoke, and Orville Niblett and his wife, Melanie, of Salisbury, a sister, Kathleen Palmer and her husband, Ken, of Pocomoke; and several nieces. He was preceded in death by a son, Preston D. Taylor Jr., in 1995. Also preceding him in death was his stepfather, Orville "Shug" Niblett, and brothers, Wayne Niblett and Alfred Taylor.
Mr. Taylor was the owner and operator of Preston's Shell Station in Ocean City for over 25 years as well as a truck driver for Eastern on the Ball. He was a United States Army veteran and was a member of the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company from 1979 until 1998, at which time he became a lifetime member.