ADA, Okla. — William Everett “Bill” Taylor, owner of Commercial Equipment Co., an Oklahoma City-based distributor of laundry and dry cleaning equipment, died Nov. 7 at his home at the age of 79.
Only a few weeks earlier, Taylor had informed customers and suppliers by letter that the business was ceasing operations Oct. 31, 2012, due to his failing health.
Taylor had also owned and operated Ada Linen Service.
Surviving him are two daughters, Vicky Campbell and Kim Brown; a son, Jeff Taylor; two sisters, Polly Flatt and LaVaughn Lundgaard; two brothers, Stanley Taylor and Bryan Taylor; and 13 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a son.