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Leroy TaylorPassing: March 7, 2019


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Monday, March 11th @ 11:00 a.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Sunday, March 10th @ 2:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m.


Mitchell Cemetery

Monday, March 11th

MITCHELL – Leroy Taylor, 84, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 7, 2019, at Mitchell Manor Nursing Center.

Born September 30, 1934, in Lawrence County, he was the son of George Henry and Nina (Kines) Taylor.  He married Eleanor F. Knight December 9, 1953.

Leroy retired from General Motors with 30 years of service, and after retirement worked at Bedford Ford.  He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1951 and served 20 years on the Mitchell City Council.  Leroy was a member of Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F. & A.M. and a 60 year member of the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene.  He was a Little League baseball coach, real estate agent, auctioneer, avid gardener, and past president of  UAW Local No. 440.  Leroy was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

Eleanor Taylor of Mitchell
Jack (Jeanette) Taylor of Orleans
Patty Cottengain of Orleans
Mark (Peggy) Taylor of Orleans
Susie Gilstrap of Seminole, Florida
Tara Jenkins, Chantel Cooper, Corey Gilstrap, A. J. Taylor, Audrey Courson, Chad Taylor, Cain Gilstrap, Hope Rose, and Elise Curry
24 great grandchildren

His parents, granddaughter, Melissa Dawn Taylor; and 11 siblings preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 11, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Joel Parsons officiating.  Burial will be Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Sunday and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.  Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F.&A.M. will conduct a memorial service  at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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36 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Robert Bex | http://Bedford, IN
    Date: March 12, 2019
    Mark and family, I was saddened to learn Leroy had passed. He always seemed to be upbeat and smiling. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
  2. Guest: Michael kee | http://Richmond KY
    Date: March 12, 2019
    God gained a great man. A man that was great at being a man. You will be missed.
  3. Guest: TIM STROUD | http://Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: March 11, 2019
    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
  4. Guest: Kittie McLain | http://Mitchell
    Date: March 11, 2019
    I'm so sorry to learn of Leroy's passing. Sending love and compassion to each and every one.
  5. Guest: Tim Phillips | http://Lanesville, IN. 47136
    Date: March 11, 2019
    Sorry I could not get by the services in Person. Prayers for Mark and the family. Growing about the Taylor family was a special time. RIP Leroy!!!!
  6. Guest: Mary Pauline Lagle | http://Mitchell IN
    Date: March 11, 2019
    My sincere sympathies, Prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time, Love, Pauline Lagle
  7. Guest: Joel Parsons | http://Mitchell
    Date: March 11, 2019
    I was truly blessed to have known Leroy. He was such an encouragement to me. My deepest sympathies to the entire family.
  8. Guest: Rose Cody | http://Orleans, Indiana
    Date: March 10, 2019
    Sorry for loss, will be keeping your family in our prayers. Steve and Rose Cody
  9. Guest: Kathy & Paul Stroud | http://Mitchell
    Date: March 10, 2019
    Such a loss to so many...God Bless!
  10. Guest: Karen Pace | http://Bedford In
    Date: March 10, 2019
    Sorry for your loss, he was great man. He sold me a car one time. I love the whole family and am praying that you will have peace. I Just can’t do funerals. Love Karen
  11. Guest: Annette and Steve | http://Fl
    Date: March 10, 2019
    Eleanor: Our sincere sympathy to you and the family. We will certainly miss him here in Seminole ,at the park and at the golf course ! We will be with you on Monday if only if spirit. Lots of love to you my friend Annette and Steve
  12. Guest: Leasa Francis | http://Bedford Indiana
    Date: March 10, 2019
    I’m so sorry for your loss sending prayers to the family 🙏🏻❤
  13. Guest: Buffy & Michael Wann | http://Clinton, , Oklahoma
    Date: March 10, 2019
    Thoughts & prayers..with Love
  14. Guest: Jim and Sharon Nash | http://Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: March 10, 2019
    Our thoughts and prayers to the Taylor family. Jim and Sharon Nash
  15. Guest: Debbie Hall | http://Paoli, In.
    Date: March 9, 2019
    Sending our condolences to all the Taylor family. So sorry for your loss. Jack..so sorry thinking of you all. Debbie Hall and Rodney Hager
  16. Guest: Kenny Watterson | http://Granger, IN
    Date: March 9, 2019
    Rest In Peace Leroy. My condolences to the family.
  17. Guest: Kathy Baker (Green) | http://Santa Fe, Texas
    Date: March 9, 2019
    Deepest sympathies for your loss. Prayers of comfort and peaceful hearts for y’all. Losing a loved one is always difficult. Cherish your memories. Kathy
  18. Guest: Donna Kendall | http://Mitchell
    Date: March 9, 2019
    I am so sorry for your loss.
  19. Guest: Debbie Maire | http://Ellettsville IN
    Date: March 9, 2019
    Patty, I am so sorry for your loss. May wonderful memories console you and your family at this difficult time.
  20. Guest: Nelsa and Gary King | http://Mitchell, In
    Date: March 9, 2019
    My deepest sympathy to the family,prayers for you all .
  21. Guest: Dave and Marti Zalewski | http://Redington Shores, Fl
    Date: March 9, 2019
    Our deepest sympathy to the entire family.
  22. Guest: Beth Nicholson | http://Campbellsburg In
    Date: March 9, 2019
    Thoughts and prayers to The Taylor Family. A lot of memories from lady softball years and bowling with Miss Susie and Mrs Evelyn. Please know your in our prayers at this difficult time.
  23. Guest: Theresa Molencupp | http://Goshen, IN
    Date: March 9, 2019
    Our Uncle Leroy was the stalwart of the family. If you ever needed anything, he was always there for you! Always loving and always kind! He will be greatly missed by all! Our Love and Sympathy to all! Theresa & family
  24. Guest: Eva Russell | http://Carmichael, California 95608
    Date: March 9, 2019
    good years working together for Mitchell
  25. Guest: Pam & Joe Vanzant | http://MITCHELL
    Date: March 9, 2019
    Eleanor and family, So sorry to hear of Leroy's passing. He was such a nice person. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.
  26. Guest: Danny Payton | http://Paoli, Indiana
    Date: March 9, 2019
    Jack, thoughts and prayers your way on the loss of your father.....Danny
  27. Guest: violet mcwilliams | http://Dayton Oh
    Date: March 9, 2019
    Leroy was one of the kindest people I knew always positive and grateful for whatever life would bring his way he served his community with compassion and integrity he will be missed...
  28. Guest: Ted Powell | http://Bloomington, IN
    Date: March 9, 2019
    To the Family... we know how hard it is to lose a Father or Mother. Leroy was one of a kind. He was all about the community and the children of that community. I personally have fond memories of competing against his little league teams during my youth. A true competitor in every sense of the word. Leroy was also my brother in Masonry. He will truly be missed but never forgotten! Our condolences and Prayers go out to each family member. We will meet again my friend!
  29. Guest: Amber | http://Mitchell
    Date: March 9, 2019
    im so sry for your loss
  30. Guest: Susan Mather | http://Indianapolis, IN
    Date: March 9, 2019
    Sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
  31. Guest: Debbie ( Fleenor) Clock | http://Mitchell, In
    Date: March 9, 2019
    Eleanor, Jack, Patty & families, Leroy always had a smile and was always willing to help any way he could. i will always remember him as a little league coach. Mitchell sure lost one of it’s very best citizens. My heart goes out to you as do my thoughts and prayers. Love you, Debbie (Fleenor) Clock
  32. Guest: Shannon Vincent | http://Bloomington
    Date: March 9, 2019
    Sorry for the loss of your loved one. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
  33. Guest: David Daugherty | http://Mitchell, IN.
    Date: March 9, 2019
    A good friend. He will be missed.
  34. Guest: Richard Blackerby | http://Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: March 9, 2019
    I knew Leroy for many years. and worked with him at Mitchell Motors. He's a good man and knew how to make everyone around smile and laugh. Always had good things to say. My heart and prayers go out to his family. Rest in peace, Leroy. You'll be sadly missed by many.
  35. Guest: Dwight and Mary Beth Compton | http://Mitchell, In
    Date: March 9, 2019
    Eleanor and family we are so sorry for your loss. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Dwight and Mary Beth Compton
  36. Guest: Rodney & Marjorie Chastain | http://Paoli, IN 47454
    Date: March 8, 2019
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you Corey Gilstrap and family. Sincerely, Rodney and Marjorie Chastain and Family