George M. Taylor

1923 - 2011

George M. Taylor, 87, Heritage Hill, Mo., went home to be with the Lord Friday, September 16, 2011, at Liberty Hospital after a brief three week illness. He was a lifelong resident of Fulton, until one year ago when he and his wife Erna moved to Heritage Village Assisted Living Center of Gladstone, Mo. He was born December 13, 1923, in Williamsburg to Frank and Corean (Holland) Taylor. In June 9, 1946, George united in marriage to Erna Mae Cooper of Fulton. George worked at Harbison Walker Industries of Fulton for 37 years until his retirement at age 63. He was a faithful member of St. James United Methodist Church where he served in multiple roles for over 60 years. He enjoyed traveling and entertaining family and friends in the home and singing with the United Methodist Church Men's Chorus. He leaves to mourn his wife of 65 years Erna Mae Taylor, his sister Annabelle (Taylor) Branham of Fulton, and sister-in-law Pauline Williams of Smithville, Mo., sons George Taylor Jr. (Gail) of Pasadena, Calif., Paul Taylor Sr. of Las Vegas, Nev. , Elston Taylor (Kathy) of O'Fallon, Mo., daughter Lois A. Sanders (Roy) of Kansas City, Mo., grandsons Paul Taylor Jr. of North Hollywood, Calif., Elston Taylor Jr. of Wichita, Kan., Brandon Taylor, Royce Taylor and Donald Lamar Lue all of Kansas City, Mo., Granddaughters Andrea Taylor Allen, San Bernadino Calif., Valerie Lue of Atlanta, Ga., Gemia Taylor of Pasadena, Calif., and Gianna Taylor of Pasadena, Calf., 11 great-grandchildren and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. George was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Frank Taylor, Sr. Visitation will be held from 5-7 PM Friday at St. James United Methodist Church in Fulton. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, September 24, 2011 at the church. Online condolences may be left at

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