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Charles E. "Chuck" Taylor

3 décembre 193225 octobre 2020
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Charles Emery Taylor, Ph.D., age 87, died on Sunday, October 25, 2020, at Deaconess Hospice. He was born on December 3, 1932, near Marengo in Crawford County, Indiana. His parents were Omer Russell Taylor and Roma Edna (McNaughton) Taylor.

Chuck married Vivian Morlock in 1968, and they were blessed with fifty-two years of marriage. Chuck is survived by his wife; their son, Scott (Maria); step-grandson, Kelan Canada; and granddaughters, Anitra, Aleria, Alita, Jade, and Orion. Chuck is also survived by siblings, Lee Taylor (Marquita), Roma Mills (Michael), Samuel Taylor, and James Taylor (Vivian). Chuck was preceded in death by his parents and his oldest brother, William Taylor, and his wife Kathryn.

Chuck was graduated from Milltown High School in 1950. Then he was in charge of the family farm for three years and also worked at the U.S. Post Office in Marengo for a year. He served in the U.S. Army from August 31, 1953, to June 9, 1955.

He earned his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from Purdue University in 1959 and his Master of Agriculture from Purdue in 1960. He taught Vocational Agriculture at Lewisville High School and then Vocational Agriculture, Chemistry, and Biology at English High School, where he was also the advisor for the Future Farmers of America and the 4-H Clubs.

Chuck was instructor of Biology at the University of Dubuque in Iowa from 1962-63 through 1965-66. Then he was Assistant Professor of Biology at the University of Evansville from 1966-67 through 1968-69. During this time he also received three National Science Foundation grants and one North Dakota State University grant for summer research. He earned his Ph.D. in Ecology and Conservation from Purdue in 1972. During his Ph.D. study, he was also a Research Assistant for Purdue’s Department of Forestry and Conservation.

After working as Assistant Manager at Tri-State Veterinary Supply, he became a Reclamation Specialist for the Office of Surface Mining, U.S. Department of the Interior, in January 1979. He retired from OSM in January of 1998.

Chuck was treasurer of the midwest section of the Society for Range Management for several years. He was also treasurer of the South Lincoln Park Neighborhood Association, and he received a Sparkplug Award from the United Neighborhoods of Evansville in 2015. He was a member of the Southwestern Indiana Historical Society and a member of Methodist Temple, UMC, where he was an usher for many years and had served on several committees.

He was a Boy Scout leader in various positions for a total of twenty-three years, mostly with Cub Scout Pack 301 and Boy Scout Troop 301 at Methodist Temple. His son and grandson both earned Eagle rank in Troop 301. Chuck received the United Methodist Church’s Cross and Flame Award for Service to Youth in 1993. He was honored in February 2020 with the Buffalo Trace Council’s Silver Beaver Award for distinguished service to Scouting. He also served as leader with his granddaughters’ Girl Scout Troop 32 at Methodist Temple for nine years.

Chuck’s funeral service will be held at Methodist Temple, 2109 Lincoln Avenue, on Thursday, October 29, 2020. Visitation will be from noon until 1:00 P.M., and the service will be at 1:00. (Masks are required for attendees.) The service will be live-streamed using the following link, https://youtu.be/PCkkfHzTUnk.

Memorial donations may be made to Methodist Temple.

Condolences may be offered at www.AlexanderEastChapel.com.

  • FAMILLE

  • Vivian (Morlock) Taylor, Wife
  • Scott Taylor (Maria), Son
  • Kelan Canada, Step-grandson
  • Anitra, Granddaughter
  • Aleria, Granddaughter
  • Alita, Granddaughter
  • Jade, Granddaughter
  • Orion, Granddaughter
  • Lee Taylor (Marquita), Brother
  • Roma Mills (Michael), Sister
  • Samuel Taylor, Brother
  • James Taylor (Vivian), Brother
  • Omer Russell Taylor, Father (deceased)
  • Roma Edna (McNaughton) Taylor, Mother (deceased)
  • William Taylor, Brother (deceased)
  • Kathryn Taylor, Daughter-in-law (deceased)
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Sam and Shirley Blankenship

28 octobre , 2020

We offer our sympathy to Vivian, Scott, and the Taylor family. Our visits with Chuck were mainly at the Morlock reunions. We enjoyed talking with him and will miss him.

Sam and Shirley Blankenship

Charles Taylor

28 octobre , 2020

Dave and I send our heartfelt condolences to Vivian and her family, as well as to Aunt Roma and Uncles Lee, Sam, and Jim

Mark and Renee Chandler

26 octobre , 2020

Vivian,
We are so sorry to hear about Chuck. He was such a special person with a love for all. I always felt his genuine, warm greeting when I saw him and will always remember his smile and warmth. You are both such dear friends to our family, especially Mom and Dad. Prayers for comfort for your entire family in the days ahead.
Love, Mark and Renee Chandler

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Roma Edna (McNaughton) Taylor - Chuck's mother

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Omer Russell Taylor - Chuck's father

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The old Homeplace no the farm near Marengo, IN where Chuck was born.
~ Drawn by Vivian

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The Johnson Place house and barn on the part of the farm Chuck later owned; Chuck lived in this house as a child.
~ Painted by Vivian

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The Taylor home, where Chuck grew up.
~ Drawn by Vivian

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Chuck with his siblings - New Year's Eve, 2005

Bill, Chuck, Lee, Roma, Sam, and Jim

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Roma Edna (McNaughton) Taylor - Chuck's mother

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Omer Russell Taylor - Chuck's father

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The old Homeplace no the farm near Marengo, IN where Chuck was born.
~ Drawn by Vivian

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The Johnson Place house and barn on the part of the farm Chuck later owned; Chuck lived in this house as a child.
~ Painted by Vivian

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The Taylor home, where Chuck grew up.
~ Drawn by Vivian

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Chuck with his siblings - New Year's Eve, 2005

Bill, Chuck, Lee, Roma, Sam, and Jim

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Kelan Canada - age 15, Freshman at Mater Dei, Fall 2014

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Amitra Taylor, age 14, Freshman at Mater Dei, 2019

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Aleria Diane Tayor, age 12, 7th grade at St. Boniface, WCS, 2019

Biographie

Charles Emery Taylor, Ph.D., age 87, died on Sunday, October 25, 2020, at Deaconess Hospice. He was born on December 3, 1932, near Marengo in Crawford County, Indiana. His parents were Omer Russell Taylor and Roma Edna (McNaughton) Taylor.

Chuck married Vivian Morlock in 1968, and they were blessed with fifty-two years of marriage. Chuck is survived by his wife; their son, Scott (Maria); step-grandson, Kelan Canada; and granddaughters, Anitra, Aleria, Alita, Jade, and Orion. Chuck is also survived by siblings, Lee Taylor (Marquita), Roma Mills (Michael), Samuel Taylor, and James Taylor (Vivian). Chuck was preceded in death by his parents and his oldest brother, William Taylor, and his wife Kathryn.

Chuck was graduated from Milltown High School in 1950. Then he was in charge of the family farm for three years and also worked at the U.S. Post Office in Marengo for a year. He served in the U.S. Army from August 31, 1953, to June 9, 1955.

He earned his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from Purdue University in 1959 and his Master of Agriculture from Purdue in 1960. He taught Vocational Agriculture at Lewisville High School and then Vocational Agriculture, Chemistry, and Biology at English High School, where he was also the advisor for the Future Farmers of America and the 4-H Clubs.

Chuck was instructor of Biology at the University of Dubuque in Iowa from 1962-63 through 1965-66. Then he was Assistant Professor of Biology at the University of Evansville from 1966-67 through 1968-69. During this time he also received three National Science Foundation grants and one North Dakota State University grant for summer research. He earned his Ph.D. in Ecology and Conservation from Purdue in 1972. During his Ph.D. study, he was also a Research Assistant for Purdue’s Department of Forestry and Conservation.

After working as Assistant Manager at Tri-State Veterinary Supply, he became a Reclamation Specialist for the Office of Surface Mining, U.S. Department of the Interior, in January 1979. He retired from OSM in January of 1998.

Chuck was treasurer of the midwest section of the Society for Range Management for several years. He was also treasurer of the South Lincoln Park Neighborhood Association, and he received a Sparkplug Award from the United Neighborhoods of Evansville in 2015. He was a member of the Southwestern Indiana Historical Society and a member of Methodist Temple, UMC, where he was an usher for many years and had served on several committees.

He was a Boy Scout leader in various positions for a total of twenty-three years, mostly with Cub Scout Pack 301 and Boy Scout Troop 301 at Methodist Temple. His son and grandson both earned Eagle rank in Troop 301. Chuck received the United Methodist Church’s Cross and Flame Award for Service to Youth in 1993. He was honored in February 2020 with the Buffalo Trace Council’s Silver Beaver Award for distinguished service to Scouting. He also served as leader with his granddaughters’ Girl Scout Troop 32 at Methodist Temple for nine years.

Chuck’s funeral service will be held at Methodist Temple, 2109 Lincoln Avenue, on Thursday, October 29, 2020. Visitation will be from noon until 1:00 P.M., and the service will be at 1:00. (Masks are required for attendees.) The service will be live-streamed using the following link, https://youtu.be/PCkkfHzTUnk.

Memorial donations may be made to Methodist Temple.