Rev. John D. Taylor
Former Corydon pastor John D. Taylor, 58, died at his home in Monongahela, Pa., on Monday, Oct. 8.
A native of Pontiac, Mich., born Feb. 24, 1943, he was the son of Lucille Schram Taylor of Pontiac and the late Theron H. Taylor.
The Rev. Taylor served the Corydon Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, for nine years in the 1970s. He ministered for five years at the First Christian Church in Monongahela, and he also served churches in Illinois and Iowa.
Taylor graduated from Pontiac (Mich.) Northern High School and earned his bachelor’s degree at Hiram (Ohio) College, then studied for the ministry at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis.
He served four years in the U.S. Air Force, and was a member of the Monongahela Rotary Club, a volunteer firefighter for the Gallatin-Sunnyside VFD and a member of the Monongahela Ministerial Association.
Taylor was preceeded in death by a daughter, Susan R. Taylor.
Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Nancy Thacker Taylor; a daughter, Jennifer J. Bainter of St. Louis; a brother, Theron E. Taylor of Englewood, Fla., and four sisters, Betty Rigney of Kissimmee, Fla., Marilyn Hall of Ruskin, Fla., Patricia Barnhart of Bokeelia, Fla., and Virginia Ridgley of Clarkston, Mich.
Visitation was at the Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. The funeral was held Friday, Oct. 12, at the First Christian Church. The Rev. Darwin Collins officiated. Burial was at the convenience of the family.
Contributions can be made in the Rev. Taylor’s name to the First Christian Church (New Parsonage Fund) or to one’s favorite charity.