George Robert

July 23, 1942 ~ May 29, 2022

Born in: Daviess County, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

George Robert Taylor, 89, of Owensboro, Kentucky, passed away May 29, 2022 at Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville. He was born July 23, 1932 in Daviess County, Kentucky, to the late James and Bessie Beard Taylor. George worked at the G.E. plant in Owensboro, as a machinist, for 16 years. He is an honored Navy Veteran and a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. George was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and formerly worked for the Messenger Inquirer and the Evansville newspaper.

George was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed spending his time outdoors, hunting and fishing. George loved talking about his time he spent in the Navy and all of the stories he brought back with him. He also was a fan of Hank Williams music and watching Old Westerns.

Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Richard Taylor; son-in-law, Darrell Phelps; and siblings, Clara Millay, Mary Tichenor, Billy Jo Taylor, Sherman Dean Taylor, and Shirley Mahoney.

Those left to cherish George’s memories are his wife, of 66 years, Martha Marie Powers Taylor; children, Clare (Paul) Rodgers of Florence, KY, Anne M. (Michael) Falk of Castle Rock, CO, Mark F. (Laralee) Taylor of Strasburg, CO, Gregory L. (Gerry) Taylor of Fordsville, KY, Maria Goretti (Randall) Fleischmann of Wylie, TX, and Cecilia Marie Phelps of Owensboro, KY; daughter-in-law, Debbie of Louisville, KY; and grandchildren, Will Falk, Allie Falk, Clay Taylor, Liz Donnelly, Erin Fleischmann, Karl Fleischmann, Louis Rodgers, Callie Taylor, Paul Fleischmann, and Zander Taylor.

Services will be 10:00 am on Friday, June 3, 2022 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Burial to follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm, with prayers being said at 5:00 pm, on Thursday, June 2, 2022 at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory.

Expressions of sympathy may take form of charitable donations made payable to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 4029 Frederica Street, Owensboro, Kentucky 42301 or to Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 1 Carriage Lane, Building A, Charleston, SC 29407. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Taylor. Leave your messages of condolence for the family of George Robert Taylor and sign his virtual guestbook at


Visitation: June 2, 2022 5:30 pm - June 2, 2022 8:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

Prayers: June 2, 2022 5:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

Service: June 3, 2022 10:00 am

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
4029 Frederica Street
Owensboro, KY

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