William J. Paylor, Jr., age 94

of Braintree

William J. Paylor, Jr., age 94

William J. Paylor, Jr., age 94, a longtime resident of Braintree, died peacefully, Sunday, August 6, 2023 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, surrounded by his loving family.

William was born in Boston, to the late William J. and Susan M. (Pooler) Paylor. He was raised and educated there. He lived in Braintree for seventy years.

He was proud to have served as a corporal in the United States Army during World War II. He later served in the United States Air Force Reserve as an Airman 1/c.

William was a truck driver and an over thirty-year member of the Teamsters Union Local 25. He had been retired for many years.

He was an avid Boston sports fan and as a young man had coached in the East Braintree Little League.

Most of all, he was devoted to his family and friends.

Beloved husband of the late Dorothy E. (Parker) Paylor.

Devoted father of W. Stephen Paylor and his wife Diane of Brockton, Mark J. Paylor and his wife Judi of S.C., Susan P. Paylor of Braintree, Barry M. Paylor and his wife Shirley of Abington, and the late David C. Paylor.

Loving grandfather of eight and great grandfather of nine.

One of eight siblings, he is survived by his dear sister, Barbara Palingo of Sagamore Beach.

William is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and their families.

At the request of the family, funeral services were private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in William’s memory may be made to the veterans’ organization of your choice.


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  • Mr. Paylor,
    Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served with the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II and for being a member of the Greatest Generation. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

  • I am so deeply sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I have fond memories of growing up on Blanchard Blvd with the Paylors. Over the last ten years I had the pleasure of talking to Bill a few times and he would proudly talk of his family. He was always a good friend to my mom, Peg, as the years went on and they were both still living on Blanchard Blvd. I am so sorry to see David has passed also. My buddy growing up climbing trees with me in the pathway after my house! May they both rest in the sweetest peace! Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers❤️