John G.  Taylor, Sr.
John G. Taylor, Sr.

March 13, 1932 - November 29, 2018
Resided in Paris, Illinois


John G. Taylor Sr., 86, of Paris, Illinois, passed away at 7:23 p.m. Thursday, November 29, 2018, at Carle Hospital in Urbana, Illinois. He was retired from the United States Army and had also worked for over twenty five years as the food service supervisor in the Taylor and Thomas dining halls at Eastern Illinois University.

He was born March 13, 1932, in Paris, Illinois, the son of the late Herman L. and Lucille (Morris) Taylor. He married Patricia R. Hollingsworth on May 2, 1975, in Charleston, Illinois. She preceded him in death on April 21, 2014.

Survivors include two sons, John Taylor Jr. and Tony Valente, both of Paris; a brother, Jim (Kay) Taylor of Paris; nurse, Carol; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Mike Taylor; three brothers, Herman “Tilly” Taylor, William Taylor, and Roy Taylor; and two sisters, Barbara Thomas and Catherene Colter.

Mr. Taylor was a veteran of the United States Army. He served from 1950 - 1974 and was in Korea and Vietnam. He was a recipient of the Bronze Star and the Army medal. He was an avid Chicago Cubs fan.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorials be made to the Edgar County Humane Association.

A memorial visitation will be held Tuesday, December 4, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m at Templeton Funeral Home in Paris. Military rites will be conducted at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home by American Legion Post #211. Interment will be private at a later date.

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Memorial Visitation
Templeton Funeral Home in Paris
600 East Court Street
Paris, IL US 61944
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM