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Mr. Bill Taylor, Sr., former Greensburg, KY mayor (1931-2016)

He was one of South Central Kentucky's most distinguished sons. He was mayor of Greensburg for three terms, and earned honors in many fields, listed below in complete obituary. He was a native of Green County, KY, the son of the late Egbert V. Taylor and Mabel Standerford Taylor. His wife of 62 years, Suzanne Turner Taylor, survives. He leaves 13 direct and one step living descendants.
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Mr. William Franklin "Bill" Taylor, Sr., 84, of Greensburg, Kentucky, departed this life on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at his home.

The funeral services for Mr. Bill Taylor, Sr. will be conducted at 11amCT, Saturday, January 16, 2016 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S Main Street, Greensburg, KY, with burial to follow in the Greensburg Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Marion County Veteran's Honor Guard. Bro. Kevin Brantley will be officiating. Visitation is requested from 4pmCT until 9pmCT, Friday, January 15, 2016, at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home and after 7amCT, Saturday until time of the funeral service.


Pallbearers: Alex Taylor, Elliott Taylor, Matthew Taylor, Nikki Taylor, Rachel Taylor, Chandler Taylor, and Dakota Hall.

Honorary pallbearers: Domino's Club - Robert and Jan Ennis, Tommy and Linda VanArsdale, Ann Edwards, Bill and Brenda Patterson, Bill and Nell Bradshaw, Cotton and Martha Bardin, and Finis Wayne and Frances Durrett. Bill Moore, Harold and Larkie Hudgins, and Doug Pickett


Mr. Bill Taylor, Sr., former Greensburg, KY mayor (1931-2016)
Mr. William Franklin "Bill" Taylor, Sr. of Greensburg, Green County, Kentucky, son of the late Egbert V. Taylor and Mabel Standerford Taylor, was born on September 17, 1931 in Green County, Kentucky, and departed this life on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at his home. He was 84 years, 3 months, and 27 days of age.

He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a Member and Elder of the Greensburg Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was a retired Rural Letter Carrier for the United States Postal Service, a Korean war veteran having served in the United States Navy, a lifetime member of both the Greensburg Masonic Lodge #54 F&AM and Scottish Rites 32 degree. Mr. Taylor was a life member of both the American Legion Rod Lowe Post #124 and V.F.W. James L. Pruitt Post #5813 and served as the American Legion State Commander 1967-68. He was elected and served as Mayor of the City of Greensburg for three terms, was the President of the Kentucky League of Cities in 1987 and was a City Council member for 22 years. A member of the Greensburg Rotary Club and was President in 1977-78, served and was a past Chairman of the Lake Cumberland Area District Development Board, a active member of the Green County Fair & Horse Show serving as past President, Secretary, and Treasurer. He earned the distinction of Secretary Emeritus of the Kentucky Association of Fair and Horse Shows. During his time he made friends from all over the state, "Friendships that will last forever". He was the Presentation Chairman at the World's Championship Horse Show held during the Kentucky State Fair for 32 years, and was Secretary of Beach Master unit 1 reunion group.

Mr. Taylor is survived by his wife of 62 years, Suzanne Turner Taylor, having united in marriage on June 12, 1953, and the following:
  • Four sons and three daughters-in-law: William F. "Bill" Taylor, Jr. and his companion, Beverly Fitzgerald both of Greensburg, KY; Daniel and Joset Taylor of North Carolina, David and Alicia Taylor, and Jim and Sue Taylor all of Greensburg, KY

  • Six grandchildren: Nikki Taylor of Campbellsville, KY; Alex Taylor and his wife, Kaitlyn, Matthew Taylor, Elliott Taylor, Rachel Taylor, and Chandler Taylor all of Greensburg, KY

  • A step-grandson: Dakota Hall of Greensburg, KY

  • A brother and sister-in-law: Thomas C. and Sonya Taylor of North Carolina

  • And a host of other relatives and friends.
Mr. Taylor was also preceded in death by two brothers and a sister: Egbert Taylor, Jr., Robert E. Taylor, and Joan Taylor Gumm.

Memorials are suggested to the Greensburg/Green County 911 Center, American Legion Building Fund, or the Greensburg Cumberland Presbyterian Church Crossroads Program, which can be made at the funeral home.

Send condolences to the family of William "Bill" F. Taylor

Cowherd & Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S Main Street, Greensburg, KY, in charge of arrangements.


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