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Lawrence W. "Larry" Taylor

February 10, 1933 — May 4, 2024


Lawrence W. "Larry" Taylor

Lawrence W “Larry” Taylor, 91, of Waldron, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2024, at his home.

He was born February 10, 1933, in Danby, Rutland County, Vermont, the son of Robert P. and Bessie (Corey) Taylor.  On December 27, 1955, he married his wife of 68 years, Martha Bartlett, and she survives.

In addition to Martha, Larry is survived by his children, India Owens and husband, Jeff, of Fairland, Lanny Taylor and wife, Kathy, of Fountaintown, and Amy Taylor Teats and husband, Rick, of Liverpool, Pennsylvania; sister, Rosemary Frederick of Tinmouth, Vermont; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Ethan C. Taylor; grandson, Zachary E. Taylor; sister, Phyliss Greene; and brothers, Austin Taylor and Paul Taylor.

Larry was a member of the Geneva United Methodist Church.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Larry retired in 1994, from Ford Motor Company, as a rack and pinion balancer, with over 30 years of service.

He was a 17-year member of the Waldron Volunteer Fire Department, where he was chief for two years.   Larry also served as president of the Waldron Conservancy District.

Larry volunteered at Bear Paw Quilt Guild in Shelbyville by pinning quilts and supporting the guild by inventions that made their work easier and volunteered at MHP as part of that work.

Visitation will be from 11 am to 1 pm, Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Funeral services will follow at 1 pm, Wednesday, at the funeral home, with Robert Greene officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 1261 W. 86th St., Indianapolis, Indiana 46260.

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