Obituary for Mr. Thomas William "Tom" Taylor

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Mr. Thomas William "Tom" Taylor

September 23, 1941 - February 9, 2018

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

Information: 812-597-4670





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Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, February 17, 2018

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mountain Hill Community Church Cemetery


34 The CLiff's Parkway
Landrum, South Carolina

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Born: September 23, 1941
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Steve Kain posted on 3/9/18

Our parents were very close friends. Frank and Mary went to Kentucky when they stood up with my parents at the Kentucky wedding. Tom and I were close friends with Dick McClary until we moved to Martinsville in 1948. We maintained contact through high school.


Jim&Marcia Patton posted on 2/12/18

Tom and I were roommates at IU for three years and he was a great mentor and because of Tom I majored in accounting. A few years after graduation I followed Tom to EY and had the pleasure of working with him as an associate and partner. Linda and family we are sorry for your loss and our prayers are with you and family. Jim and Marcia Patton


Helen Walsh posted on 2/11/18

Tom left an lasting impression on me and many of our global colleagues during his secondment in London. I had the honour and privilege to help Tom navigate living in London - in return he would tell amusing stories of his observations of English life. Tom truly was a great ambassador for the US firm and was a kind man and a true gent. My sincere condolences are with Linda and the rest of Tom's family and friends. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


Jack and Karen Shaw posted on 2/11/18

Tom and I were peers at EY and both made partner in 1975. He was a great associate and partner and we have many great memories. Linda, our thoughts and prayers are with you and you family. Tom, rest in peace.


David P. Murphy posted on 2/11/18

My brother, William F. Murphy, and I had one cousin, Tom Taylor. His mother, Mary E (Murphy) Taylor was our aunt, sister of our father, M. Porter Murphy. Every time our father took us to Morgantown for family get-togethers, or when Tom and his family came to visit us, he was always fun and very kind to us "youngers." Basketball was a big part of his life. He played Center and so did Dad, many years before. We followed Morgantown H.S. and Tom's exploits through the clippings he would send us. Mother used to tell us about taking "Tommy" to the movies on Saturday afternoons during World War II. Tom's father, Frank, ran the movie theater in Morgantown, and she would take him to the drug store for an ice cream cone (strawberry) on the way to back to Mary's house. Tom had his father's disposition, quiet and always a sly smile. We are very sorry he is gone. He will be missed. Our sincere condolences to Linda, Scott, Todd and Eric. David and Jayne Murphy


Howard Carver posted on 2/10/18

Tom was a great mentor and partner and I enjoyed working with him during my years in the Indianapolis office of EY. Tom's passing means I have lost another friend. I hope Linda and Tom's family will relish their memories of times spent together. I certainly will.


Howard Shearon posted on 2/10/18

Tom, was a great friend, partner, husband, father, grandfather loved and liked by all. He will be missed but remembered fondly. Linda, our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Shirley Dillow posted on 2/10/18

I always remember Tom as being the tallest boy in my class. We all looked up to Tom, although the boys used to tease us since they out numbered us. Sorry I can't make it as I live in Florida. Rest well my friend. Shirley Hamilton Dillow