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Eary Paul Taylor, Adair Co., KY, native (1921-2012)

He was the son of the late Edward Burtrom and Leo Bell Roach Taylor of Western Adair County. He leaves a host of relatives with many distinguished members in both Adair and Metcalfe Counties, and in other parts of Kentucky and Indiana. He and his wife of 61 years, Carrie Merle Burris Taylor, were parents of a very large family with 40 direct living descendants, with two additional expected. He was a minister following his retirement from Cosco, a veteran of many historical battles in the European Theater in World War II. He is remembered by his sons and daughters and their children for his laugh and knee slapping when telling funny stories about people he grew up around in the Basil Community of Adair County, KY. He will also be remembered for his concern for the salvation of every soul he was blessed to come in contact with.

Eary Paul Taylor, 90, formerly of Hope, IN, and recently a resident of Parkside Court in Columbus, IN died at 2:45amET, Friday, July 6, 2012 at Silver Oaks Health Campus, Columbus, IN.

Funeral arrangements for Paul and Carrie Taylor were made with their close friend, John Norman of Norman Funeral Home in Hope. Paul's funeral service will be conducted at 3pmET/2pmCT, Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at Norman Funeral Home, 604 Main Street Hope, IN, with Pastor Glenn Poynter officiating. Visitation will be from 4pm-8pmET/3pm-7pmCT, Monday, July 9, 2012 and from 2pmET/1pmCT until service time Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial with graveside rites will be at Hawcreek Baptist Cemetery, 605 Mill Street, Hope, IN.



Eary Paul Taylor, Adair Co., KY, native (1921-2012)

Paul was born July 28, 1921 in Adair County, KY. He was the son of the late Edward Burtrom Taylor and the late Leo Bell Roach Taylor. He died Friday, July 6, 2012, in Columbus, Bartholomew County, IN at the age of 90 years, 11 months, and 8 days.

On June 27, 1942, he married Carrie Merle Burris before departing to serve in WWII in the Medical Corps. He saw heavy military action in many historical battles across Europe before returning to what was to become a family of five children with his wife Carrie, wife and mother for 61 years. She preceded him in death on November 12, 2003.

He is survived by the following:
  • All five children: Paul Russell (Gloria) Taylor of Columbus, IN; Donnie Ray (Kristina) Taylor of Brown County, IN; Lois (Jay) Johnson of Columbus, IN; Joyce (Ken) Gillaspy of Crothersville, IN; and Steven Wade Taylor of Columbus, IN

  • 14 grandchildren

  • 21 great -grandchildren

  • two great great grandchildren due in September

  • Siblings: Margie Madison, Velna Altman and Delsie Rogers, all of Louisville, KY; Jay B. Taylor of Chicago, IL; and Ella Dee Rush of Edmonton, KY

  • Four half-brothers: Orville Taylor of Ohio; Fred (Sheila) Taylor, Edwin (Carolyn) Taylor, Sammy (Margaret) Taylor from Columbia, KY

  • And three half-sisters; Rita (Terry) Partin of Columbia, KY., Jeanette (Frank) Rucker of Louisville, KY., and Glenda (Keith) Evans of Versailles, IN.
Paul worked at Cosco, now Dorel, from 1952 until his retirement in 1984. Early retirement from factory work allowed him to pursue his passion for ministering the gospel of Jesus Christ for almost 30 years. Many churches in Indiana and Kentucky welcomed Paul to preach sermons, conduct weddings and facilitate funerals during his pastoral years. He was a member of Lowell General Baptist Church and Hope American Legion at the time of his death.

In Paul's leisure time, he enjoyed fishing and growing a large vegetable garden each summer until moving to Columbus after the death of his wife.

He will be remembered by friends and family for his story telling of hard times during the depression and how, as a young boy of 10 and the oldest of seven, he was responsible for helping his dad provide for his sisters and brother following the early death of their mother. He is remembered by his sons and daughters and their children for his laugh and knee slapping when telling funny stories about people he grew up around. He will also be remembered for his concern for the salvation of every soul he was blessed to come in contact with.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and a sister, Nancy Dotson of Chicago.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility or Lowell General Baptist Church. Online condolences may be made to the Taylor family at www.normanfuneralhome.net

Norman Funeral Home, 604 Main Street Hope, IN in charge of arrangements.


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