October 22, 1922 - June 27, 2013
Shelby R. Taylor, born in Texas on October 22, 1922. Graduated from Okmulgee High School Class of 1940. He attended Oklahoma State University School of Art and Architecture before enlisting in the U.S. Army. He spent World War II as a combat fighter pilot in the South Pacific flying a P38 Lightning with the famous 44th â??Vampireâ? Fighter Squadron. His Squadron was credited with 169 enemy planes shot down. After the war he graduated from Oklahoma State University and later attended Columbia University School of Architecture and the Art Students League in New York City. From 1950 to 1958, he worked for various Architects in New York as a designer and architectural renderer including projects in Ecuador and Saudi Arabia. In 1959 he established his own architectural practice in Los Angeles, California. While in Cali- fornia he did renderings and illustrations for clients and other architects and exhibited in various art shows. Mr. Taylor moved to West Hartford, Connecticut in 1966 and studied water color painting with John Pike in Woodstock, New York. A partner in the firm of Purcell and Taylor, Architects and Engineers, he was a Licensed Architect in 11 states, a member of the American Institute of Architects, Connecticut Society of Architects, National Council of Architects Registration Boards and an Associate of the American Water Color Society. He is survived: his wife, Louise Hayes Taylor and his step-daughter, Patricia Hayes Phillips, both of Tulsa and daughters, Tari Chrystal Perlstadt of Haslett, Michigan, Tina Melanie Husinko of Montgomery, New York. In lieu of flowers, please send Donations to Oklahoma Methodist Manor in his memory.
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