Thomas William “Tom” Taylor, age 76, passed away peacefully on Friday morning, February 9, 2018, caused by complications related to Alzheimer’s disease. By his side was his loving and devoted wife, Linda. Tom was a resident of Bloomington, IN.
He was born September 23, 1941 in Morgantown, to the late Frank H. and Mary E (Murphy) Taylor. Tom was a 1959 graduate of Morgantown High School and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from the School of Business at Indiana University in 1963.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Linda (Eubank) Taylor. They married on June 9, 1963 in Martinsville. Together they raised three sons, Scott (Sally) Taylor of Bloomington, MN, Todd Taylor of Pasadena, TX and Eric Taylor of Saint Paul, MN. Tom was grandpa to Nicolas Taylor of Alpharetta, GA, Allison (David) Hedlund, Victoria Taylor and Tess Taylor, all of Minnesota.
Tom retired in 2001 after spending his entire career with Ernst & Young, a public accounting firm, where he was a Partner specializing in banking. He was admired for his unimpeachable integrity and the way he developed and nurtured the careers of more junior staff he had the privilege to lead. Throughout his career he was consistently devoted to leadership roles in professional associations, like the AICPA, and community-minded organizations, serving the Boys Clubs of America, the Boy Scouts of America, and the United Way, among others.
Tom was a member of the Mountain Hill Community Church in Landrum, SC, where he and Linda lived part of each year after retirement, splitting their time between there and Bloomington, IN. Tom was an avid fan and proud supporter of Indiana University men’s basketball, win or lose. He enjoyed traveling with his wife, spending time with their grandchildren, caring for his dogs, and playing golf (which he did regularly and enthusiastically, but not particularly well).
Family and friends are invited to a visitation on Wednesday, February 14th from 5 to 8 p.m. at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. The Rev. Lee Norris will conduct a graveside service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 17th at the Mountain Hill Community Church Cemetery, 34 The Cliff’s Parkway in Landrum, South Carolina.
Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Tom to the Alzheimer’s Association, 50 E. 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240, or the Tamassee Children’s Home, PO Box 8, Tamassee, South Carolina, 29686.
Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Taylor family at www.meredith-clark.com.
Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Meredith - Clark Funeral Home
Address:179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160
Date: Saturday, February 17, 2018
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mountain Hill Community Church Cemetery