Taylor, Richard

Written by David Green.

Richard Taylor, 82,  of  Lyons, Ohio, formerly of Onsted,  Mich., died Jan. 19, 2013.

Richard was born Oct. 27, 1930, in Delta, Ohio, the son of Roy and Minnie (Foreman) Taylor.  On June 8, 1951, he married Caroline Cleghorn in Angola, Ind., and she preceded him in death.

Richard is survived by one son, Gary Taylor, of Tecumseh, Mich.; one daughter, Doreen (and Jim) Johnston, of Midland, Mich.; three grandchildren, Cory, Ashley and Jared Ruttkofsky and three great grandsons, Brett, Caleb and Blake Taylor.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; a son in infancy, Vincent Arlen Taylor; four brothers and two sisters.  

Funeral services are planned at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh, with  Rev. Lloyd Jewett officiating. Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery, Tecumseh.  Visitation is scheduled from 5-8 p.m.  Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh.

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