Willis Taylor, Jr., Bluffon College graduate from Youngstown, Ohio, died on March 27, 2014.
He was born to Rev. Willis Taylor, Sr. and Lucille Morris Taylor, on Sept. 14, 1945, in Mayersville, Miss. When he was seven years old, his family moved to Youngstown.
Willis graduated from South High School in 1954. He graduated in 1958 from Bluffton College, now Bluffton University. While at B.C. he played football, basketball, and ran track. Following college he enlisted in the U.S. Army for two years.
In 1960, he married Barbara Streid and moved to Chicago.