Vernon Taylor


Vernon Taylor, 77, of Seymour, passed away Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, at Hoosier Christian Village in Brownstown with his family by his side.

Born Sept. 19, 1939, in Jackson County, he was the son of Cecil and Lillie Ayres Taylor, both of whom preceded him in death. On Oct. 8, 1971, in Hayden, he married Sue Perry Baughman, who survives in Seymour.

Vernon was a member of Freetown Church of Christ. He retired from Cummins Engine Co. after 27 years of service and belonged to the Cummins Diesel Workers Union. He was an avid I.U. and Cincinnati Reds fan.

Survivors include a son, Joe (Dorothy) Taylor of West Terre Haute; a daughter, Karen (Cleve) Nielsen of Port St. Lucie, Florida; two stepsons, Mike (Kathy) Baughman of Knoxville, Tennessee, and Richard (Nicole) Baughman of Seymour; a stepdaughter, Lisha Baughman Self of Seymour; a brother, Carl (Bonnie) Taylor of Brownstown; 17 grandchildren, Jennifer Phillips, Brenda Soinski, Brandon Taylor, Deanna Jones, Misty Taylor, Lillee Taylor, Amberley Bays, Alex Nielsen, Justin Baughman, Travis Baughman, Joshua Self, Denise Baughman, David Baughman, Mitchell Baughman, Katie Brennen, Reid Baughman and Kellen Baughman; 26 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Taylor, and a sister, Helen Taylor Sutton.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Freetown Church of Christ with Barry DeWitt officiating. Interment will be at Freetown Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Spurgeon Funeral Home in Brownstown and from 10 a.m. until time of service Friday at the church.

Memorials may be given to the Freetown Church of Christ or the American Kidney Foundation.

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