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Skip Taylor

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Skip Taylor, 59 went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 3 p.m., after his courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his family and friends at home. He was born in Brazil and lived there all his life. He attended Knightsville School and graduated from Van Buren High School in 1970.

He was the son of "Dick" and Doris (West) Taylor and was preceeded in death by his father in April of 1995. Also he was preceeded by his paternal grandparents, Ohio and his maternal grandparents, England and several aunts and uncles from Ohio and Africa.

Skip worked at Sutherland and Sons, Inc., Walmart Distribution and Great Dane Trailers. He also worked at Hunter's Lounge. He chose to always work jobs that kept him outdoors.

Skip was an avid fisherman. His fishing started at a pond in Knightsville and ended up on many trips to the rivers of Indiana and throughout the United States with his closest friends.

His love for fishing, mushroom hunting and ginseng hunting was what he was known for.

Skip was always happier when he was outdoors no matter how hot or how cold. He also loved to ice fish. He made sure his kids and grandkids loved and enjoyed fishing as much as he did.

He enjoyed going to his friends' cabins and helping them fix them up. In his Harley days, he road with his buddies and his gang on his 1964 Pan Head.

He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife, Nellie (Sutherland) Taylor, the love of his life. They married June 5, 1993. They have two daughters, Kelly (Scott) Smith and Kim Allsup, (Brian Hensley).

They have four grandchildren, Makalynn and Taylor Allsup and Trenton and Dayne Smith, all of Brazil. He has a son, Chris, Indianapolis.

He had one sister, Wendy (Bill) Garrison. He had many nieces and nephews including the children of his best friends. A special nephew, Preston Sutherland, who was close to him and spent a special movie night with him each week during his journey home.

Skip had a special aunt Elsie that he loved very much. His friends, Peanut and Rita Girton made his final years the best of his life.

There will be a celebration of his life on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 2 p.m., and visitation with the family will start at 1 p.m., at the Bethel United Methodist Church on Pinckley St., Brazil.

A private burial will be held at Calcutta Cemetery at a later date. Ernie and Marcy Rush were at his side through his final months and Ernie will be officiating.

It was Skip's wish that everyone dress in everyday clothes for comfort.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family or to the St. Jude's Children's Hospital for children with cancer.

Arrangements are under the direction of Simple Cremations and Burials of Clinton.

Please join Skip's family in sharing memories, photos, and videos of his life through his tribute wall at: www.simplecremationsandburials.com.