Terry Taylor


Terry J. Taylor, 66, of Edinburgh, Indiana, passed away at 4:49 p.m. Friday, November 11, 2016, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, after a five and a half year battle with liver cancer.

Terry was born January 24, 1950, in Columbus, Indiana, the son of Robert and Olive (Wright) Taylor.

He married Stephanie Hendricks on July 31, 1999.

Terry was raised in the Columbus First Baptist Church. He recently became a member of the Edinburgh United Methodist Church.

He graduated from Columbus High School in 1968 and from Indiana University, where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He was a member of the Columbus Elks Lodge and a former member of Jaycees, where he had served as president and as an Ambassador to Jamaica.

Terry had worked for Cardinal Vending Services, 7K Farms, Jim Gordon Inc. and had been at Lowe’s in Columbus for 15 years.

He enjoyed woodworking and golfing at Timbergate Golf Course, where he tied for the senior championship this past summer. Terry was an avid I.U. Basketball fan.

Terry is survived by his wife, Stephanie, of Edinburgh; his brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Lila Ritz of Winter Haven, Florida; his sister and brother-in-law, Gaynell and Randy Smith of Jacksonville, Florida; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Barbara and Paul Meilinger of Erie, Colorado; nieces, Jill (Craig) Ward of Pittsburg, Kansas; Shannon Ritz of Bloomington, Indiana and Ashton Meilinger of Erie, Colorado; nephews, Ryan (Jennifer) Smith of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and Michael Meilinger of Erie, Colorado; great-niece and -nephews Mary, Joe and Sam Smith of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and Zack and Dylan Ward of Pittsburg, Kansas. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Shirley Hendricks of Terre Haute, Indiana.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his father-in-law, Fred Hendricks.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m.  Tuesday Nov. 15, 2016 at Myers-Reed Chapel, 3729 25th St., Columbus, with Pastor Sean Johnson officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and one hour before the services Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Indiana Elks Cancer Research Program, in care of Columbus Elks #521, 4664 Ray Boll Boulevard, Columbus, Indiana, or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 E. 17th St., Columbus, Indiana 47201.

Online condolences may be sent to Terry’s family at www.myers-reed.com.