Thomas “Tom” Taylor, 88, of Farmersburg, passed away on Thursday March 19, 2020 at 6:36 a.m. at his residence that he was raised in with his family by his side. He was born in Sullivan County on January 2, 1932 to Alva Taylor and Vera (Brown) Taylor. Tom Graduated from Farmersburg High School in 1950, he studied Agriculture 2 semesters at Purdue University. After serving 4 years in the US Air force as a staff Sargent / Mechanic and returned home to farm with his father. He was active on several boards including Sullivan County Farm Bureau president and president of Sullivan County Counsel, Sullivan County Credit Union. Tom also served as Chairman of the Sullivan County Purdue AG Alumni. He made Milk Shakes for decades for the Farm Bureau Inc. at the 4- H Fair Grounds. He is preceded in death by his parents, first wife Linda Watts, and a brother Richard Taylor, step daughter Lisa McPheeters.
Tom is survived by his wife of 32 Years Linda Haskett Taylor whom he married on August 1, 1989; children Patrick (Toni) Taylor, Lynn (Jeff) Williams, Jay (Cindy) Slater, Larry Slater, Michelle (Kevin) Kerns, a sister Mary Lou Lundy, 6 grandchildren, 6 step grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild and 15 step great-grandchildren, sister in-laws Kay Ballard Karen Bonham, Sherry Napier.
Services for Tom will be private on Monday March 23, 2020 at Holmes Memorial Chapel with Revs. Don Ransford and Jeff Blansett officiating. Visitation will be on Sunday from 12 noon until 6:00 p.m. Special consideration will be necessary to accommodate current health care guidelines. Burial will be at Westlawn Cemetery in Farmersburg. Military services will be given by the Sullivan County Honor Guard. The family suggest that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Farm Bureau Inc. Milk Shake Booth, Checks should be made out to Farm Bureau Inc. envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home or mailed to Farm Bureau 17 N Main St. Sullivan IN., 47882
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