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Bruce Taylor

Bruce Eugene Taylor

Monday, October 2nd, 1950 - Friday, September 11th, 2020
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Mr. Bruce Eugene Taylor, age 69, of near Pleasant, Indiana, entered this life on October 2, 1950 in Kokomo, Indiana. He was the loving son of Glenn Eugene and the late, Martha L. (Spall) Taylor. Bruce was raised in Kokomo and Sharpsville, Indiana and was a 1968 graduate of Sharpsville-Prairie High School. Bruce was inducted into the United States Army on June 9, 1970 in Indianapolis, Indiana, serving during the Vietnam War. He earned the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with two stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 device, Civil Action Honor Medal and three Purple Hearts. Bruce was honorably discharged with the rank of Specialist 4th Class on June 1, 1976. Bruce was united in marriage on September 27, 1975 at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Kokomo, Indiana to Judith Ann "Jude" Mackey. This happy union was blessed with a daughter, Ashley and a son, Nick. Bruce and Jude shared nearly 45 years of marriage together until his death. He was employed for the Continental Steel Mill in Kokomo, Indiana for 18 years. Bruce was employed in the transportation security administration for the Northern Kentucky International Airport retiring after 15 years of service. He resided in Frankfort, Indiana for several years until moving to the Switzerland County community in 2002 where he resided until his passing. He was member of the Vevay American Legion Post #185. Bruce enjoyed hunting and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Bruce passed away at 1:49 a.m., Friday, September 11, 2020, at the King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison, Indiana.

Bruce will be deeply missed by his wife, Judith Ann "Jude" (Mackey) Taylor of near Pleasant, IN; his daughter, Ashley (Taylor) Dieter and her husband, Jeff of Columbus, IN; his son, Nick Taylor and his wife, Tarah of Colorado Springs, CO; his grandchildren, Kylee, McKenzie, Carmen, Maddy, Malaina, Owen and Chase; his father, Glenn Eugene Taylor of Vevay, IN; his sisters, Beverly Rounds and her husband, Steve of Sharpsville, IN and Barbara Jones and her husband, Ron of Kokomo, IN and his several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Martha L. (Spall) Taylor and his step-mother, Barbara Jean "BJ" (Davis) Taylor.

Graveside Services will be conducted on Thursday, September 17, 2020, at 1:00 p.m., at the Sharpsville Cemetery, East Elm Street, Sharpsville, Indiana.

Full military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Kokomo VFW Post #1152.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com
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Service Details

  • Service

    Thursday, September 17th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Thursday, September 17th, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    Sharpsville Cemetery, Sharpsville, Indiana
    Address
    East Elm Street
    SHARPSVILLE, IN
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  • Interment

    Location
    Sharpsville Cemetery, Sharpsville, Indiana
    Address
    East Elm Street
    SHARPSVILLE, IN
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Donations are being accepted for: WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT INC.

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Your Niece Esther

Posted at 07:57am
Sending love and prayers your way during this time. Uncle Bruce was an amazing man. He will be missed by everyone.
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Mikala Brown & Sara Schulz

Posted at 09:13am
We are so sorry for your loss, and are keeping you and your family in our prayers. We love you Dieter family, and we are here when you need us!
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