Fred Eugene Taylor

February 5, 1928January 23, 2019

Fred Eugene Taylor, age 90, of Nashville passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at his residence. Born February 5, 1928 in Nashville, he was the son of Fred Franklin and Tressa Elsie (Bond) Taylor. Fred was a retired rural mail carrier. He grew up in the Nashville Christian Church. He was a member of the Garden City Church of Christ in Columbus, Indiana. He was a U.S. Marine Korean War veteran. He was a member of the American Legion where he served as the Adjutant. He was also a 50 year member of the Brown County Volunteer Fire Dept., including one term as the fire chief. Fred is survived by his loving family; his wife, Betty Lou (Robertson) Taylor; two daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret and Michael Bennett, of Omaha, Nebraska and Nancy and Andy Barrow of Bloomington, Indiana, one daughter–in-law, Terry Taylor, of Pittsburgh, Kansas; six grandchildren, Carrie (Steve) Rains, Carla (Earl) Della Barca, Isaac Barrow, Luke Barrow, Rachel Taylor and Jessica Taylor; five great-grandchildren, Miles Bedora, Clara Bedora, Luca Della Barca, Xavier Brown and Olive Thomson and many other beloved family members. Fred was preceded in death by his parents, his son, Roy “Sonny” Taylor, three brothers, Harold (Margie) Taylor, Maurice (Robina) Taylor and Jim (Rosetta) Taylor and one granddaughter, Crystal Bennett. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 26 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home with Michael Bennett officiating. Burial will follow in Brown County Memorial Park Cemetery where military honors will be provided. Friends may visit the family on Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 and on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 pm. at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions be given to the Garden City Church of Christ; 3245 Jonesville Rd.; Columbus, IN 47201 Online condolences may be given at


  • Garden City Church of Christ


  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 26, 2019
  • Gathering of Family and Friends Friday, January 25, 2019

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Lucy McGrayel

January 24, 2019

I learned so much about Jesus from Fred and Betty. Fred was such a living example of how to be Christ-like. His communion messages always taught me so much. I'm so thankful for Fred's faith. Love to you Betty and family.