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Calvin “Banty” Stanley Taylor, age 97 years, of Whitley City, Kentucky, died Thursday, February 21, 2019, at the Baptist Health of Corbin.
He was born in Sawyer, Kentucky, on December 1, 1921, the son of John Frank and Birley (Worley) Taylor. Banty was a retired heavy equipment operator, was of the Church of God faith, and as his way of witnessing he visited the sick and would stay at grave services until the last shovel was used. He had enjoyed camping, fishing, gardening, flowers, pruning and trimming trees, and was an avid jokester.
His parents; sons, Ronald Taylor and Randy Taylor; brothers, Coy Taylor, Clyde Taylor, Claude Taylor, and Charles Fred Taylor; sisters, Edith Barnett, Pauline Ridner, and Dorothy Clark; 3 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild precede him in death.
Survivors include his wife, whom he married June 12, 1965, Mary Lou (Rose) Taylor of Whitley City; sons, Michael Taylor (Jane) of Lexington, Ardell Taylor (Donna) of Williamstown, and Stanley Taylor of Whitley City; daughters, Reba Morse (Foster) of Lorton, Virginia, Phyllis Strunk (Wendell) of West Chester, Ohio, Joan Rose (Bruce) of Dumfries, Virginia, and Krista Stephens (Wayne) of Land O Lakes, Florida; sisters, Ellen Clark and Betty Jones both of London; 12 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; and his dog, Cricket.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, February 24, 2019, at 11am at the McCreary County Funeral Home with Bro. Ronnie Decker officiating. Burial to follow in the Mill Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends after 6pm Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the funeral home.
McCreary County Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements.