He was born in Greenup Co., Ky., Oct. 10, 1922, a son of the late Edmund Taylor and Lee Lambert Taylor Bradshaw. He was a retired carpenter and construction worker, WWII Army Air Force veteran and a member of the James L. Flannery American Legion Post No.276 of South Shore, Ky. While serving in the Army Air Force, his battles and campaigns included Tunisia, Sicily, Po Valley, Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, North Appenines, Southern France and Air Combat Balkins. Among his decorations and citations were the EAME Theater Ribbon, with eight Bronze Stars and a Distinquished Unit Citation; he helped make Air Force history.
Surviving are his wife, Ernestine Warnock Taylor to whom he married April 27, 1946; also one daughter and her husband, Sandy and Larry Melvin of Portsmouth, Ohio; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Harold Taylor, Homer Taylor and Clyde Taylor; and one sister, Pauline Newman.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Siloam Cemetery in South Shore, Ky., with the Rev. Norman Potter, officiating. Military graveside service will be conducted by James L. Flannery Post No.276 American Legion of South Shore, Ky. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are by the Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore, Ky.