Gale Taylor

Gale Taylor
Gale Taylor


Gale Taylor, known to his family and friends as “Short”, age 84, of Norman, passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2020, at home surrounded by his loving family.

Born on November 29, 1935, in Hickory Grove, he was the son of Wilburn and Goldia Lewis Taylor, both of whom preceded him in death.

On November 24, 1956, at Norman Pentecostal Church, he married the love of his life, Betty L. Cummings, and she survives in Norman.

Gale was employed with Arvin Industries for 20 years, Cummins Engine Company for 13 years, and was also employed with the Indiana State Highway Department. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He enjoyed fishing every summer for over 20 years in Minnesota with dear friends Forrest and Marge Fleetwood. He also enjoyed deer hunting in Colorado, and moose hunting and fishing in Canada.

Mr. Taylor was a long-time member of Norman Pentecostal Church and has been a member of New Hope Community Church in Bedford for 10 years.

Survivors also include one daughter, Lisa Gayle (Paul) Brock of Seymour; two brothers: Carl Taylor of Norman and John (Joanie) Taylor of Brownstown; two sisters: Ruth Taylor of Norman and Mary Prewitt of Seymour; two granddaughters: Amanda Gayle (Greg) Burns of Kansas and Melissa Dawn Clark of Seymour; and two great-grandchildren: Elijah Gale Noble and Olivia Grace Clark, both of Seymour.

In addition to his parents, Gale was also preceded in death by brothers: Dale Taylor, Dean Taylor, Wayne Taylor, Merle Taylor and infant brother, Danny Lloyd Taylor.

Funeral services for Gale Taylor will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 3, 2020, at Spurgeon Funeral Home, Inc., Brownstown, with Pastor Donnie Sanders officiating. Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 2, 2020, at Spurgeon Funeral Home, Inc., and from 12:00 noon until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

Interment will be at Hickory Grove Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Schneck Hospice or Donor’s Choice.

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