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Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home

4150 East Third St, Bloomington, IN

OBITUARY

Joseph "Joe" B. Taylor

April 10, 1929July 13, 2019
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Joseph B. “Joe” Taylor, age 90, of Whitehall died Saturday (07/13/19) at I.U. Health; Bloomington Hospital. Born April 10, 1929 in Paoli, Indiana, he was the son of Arthur Thomas and Mary Blanche (Jones) Taylor. His family was part of the family of Quakers that settled the Paoli, Indiana community. His family moved to Bloomington when he was nine months old. Joe attended Bloomington High School but had to go to work at a very early age to support his family. Throughout the years he worked as an over the road truck driver at 16 years of age hauling limestone blocks and coal and at a local furniture manufacturer building furniture. He later worked as a heavy equipment operator for Rogers Ready-Mix Concrete and then Rogers Crushed Stone from 1952 to 1990. He later became a Master Clock Maker. Joe was a member of the Union of Operating Engineers and Central Wesleyan Church. He was a past member of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. He centered himself around his faith and family. Joe enjoyed woodworking, fishing and studying W.W. II history. Joe proudly served in the U.S. Army Armored Tank Division during the Korean War stationed in Badtolz, Germany. Joe is survived by his loving wife, Geneva (Deckard) Taylor, of Whitehall; his daughter, Debora Taylor, of Bloomington; his grandson and wife, Travis McHaley and Jane ShenMcHaley, of Bloomington and one great-grandson, Joseph Jerry Travis McHaley as well as another great-grandchild to be born in September. He is also survived by his pet maltese, Dayce. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers and sisters and one brother at birth. The funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home; 4150 E. Third St. Burial will follow in Valhalla Memory Gardens. Friends may visit the family on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be given at www.DayDeremiahFrye.com

Services

  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 17, 2019
  • A Gathering of Family and Friends Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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Susie Sherfield-Davis

July 15, 2019

So sorry Debbie and Geneva, for the loss of your father and husband. He was a hard working man, from a generation that wasn't afraid of hard work and it was obvious how much he loved his family. So many times he and Geneva hauled a car load of us to ball games back when we were in high school. A good man and a good family.

Dianna Bland

July 15, 2019

The Taylors are pillars of our Whitehall community! I have many very fond memories of these 2, Joe and Geneva, at our auctions through the years...
God Bless 💙🇱🇷

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