GEORGE MAURICE TAYLOR
George M. Taylor, 87, of Caro, died following injuries sustained in an auto accident Saturday, July 30, 2016 in Covenant Cooper Medical Center, Saginaw. He was born April 22, 1929 in Fayette County, Indiana to Leonard Ray and Dorotha Mildred (Goodin) Taylor. He married Jane Louise Lerche December 12, 1952 in South Bend, IN. She died July 4, 2016.
George completed two years of college studying Agriculture at Emmanuel Missionary College, now Andrews University, in Berrien Springs. He served in the U.S. Army in Hawaii as a Medic during the Korean War. He was a lifetime member of Kingston V.F.W. Post #5317. George worked for Flint DPW retiring after 27 years. After his retirement George drove truck for Pioneer Sugar Company. Farming was his love. He tended his small garden farm and dairy cows for many years. George also liked working with wood, making many little buildings including dog houses. He loved going to thrift stores and yard sales which encouraged his collection of coffee cups, miniature farm equipment and tin boxes. George was a great story teller with an amazing radio voice.
George is survived by his children: Harold Taylor of Rossville, GA, Ruth (David) Hittle of Rossville, GA, Michael Taylor of Otter Lake, Kathleen Taylor of Caro, Leonard Taylor of Rossville, GA, Mary Austin of Tuskegee, AL, Eric Taylor of Caro, Maurice (Michelle) Taylor of Flintstone, GA; grandchildren: Terri, Chris, Adren, Olivia, Tina, Stefan (Shannon), Mary D. (Dave), Colleen, Kendra, Maya, Anneliese; great grandchildren: Gabby (Kris), Lydia, Logan, Liam, Tyler, Aubrey, Marci, Maggie, Jack, and Cora Jane; his first great great grandson is due next month; sister, Frances (Don) Campbell of Collegedale, TN; brother, David (Karen) Taylor of Ballwin, MO; several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his grandson, Brandon.
Funeral service held 1:00 p.m. Thursday, August 4, 2016 in Kranz Funeral Home, Kingston with Victor Vaughn of Otter Lake Seventh Day Adventist Church officiating. Interment will be in Smith Hill Cemetery, Otisville. Military honors under the direction of Kingston VFW Post #5317. Memorials may be made to Family Discretionary Fund. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and stories with the family at www.kranzfuneralhome.com.
Visitation: 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 3, 2016 in Kranz Funeral Home, Kingston
Kranz Funeral Home, Kingston, Michigan
Debra L. Kranz, 989-872-2195