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Joseph C. Taylor

August 15, 1940 ~ July 3, 2021 (age 80)

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Born August 15, 1940


In Noblesville, IN, parents - Kenneth R and Llewellyn R (McGuire) Taylor


Graduated from Noblesville High School in 1958 and is a lifetime member of the Noblesville Alumni Association.


He proudly served for 5 years in the Marine Corp. He was based for some time in Okinawa, Japan.  He was able to visit and enjoy the experiences of the local culture and customs of Japan, Philippines, Hong Kong and Taiwan.  He had the privilege of visiting Pearl Harbor Memorial as well.


Joe met the love of his life, his wife, Glenis F. Stewart through a local newspaper column encouraging the community to send letters and cards to our servicemen.  They married November 24,1965 and enjoyed a strong happy relationship until she passed from Breast Cancer in 1980.


His parents, his wife Glenis, brother David and nephew David A. Taylor preceded him in death. 


He is survived by his daughter, Jane Ann Taylor, a grandson, Mitchell J. Randall, great-granddaughter, Piper and great-grandson, Hunter. 


He is also survived by his sisters, Pamela S. Taylor and Nicole R. (Leslie) McKinsey, brother Lynn A. (Anita) Taylor and sister-in-law Wanda (Dave) Taylor, nephews Matt (Jennifer) and Marc (Makenzie) Taylor, nieces, Roberta (Steve) Wiese, Susan McKinsey Cooper, Kimberly Phifer, Kathleen (Brian) Fenoglio, Sarah (Shane) Williams and 10 great nieces and nephews. 


He enjoyed visiting with his family and exchanging stories and memories from all of his experiences.  He and his wife worked on documenting an extensive record of their family trees.


He was an experienced mechanic and worked for local companies including Don Hinds Ford, C & E Rental and Harvey Construction.  He and his brother Dave owned and operated Taylor Truck and Auto for 10 years.


Joe is a life member of the Moose #540.   He served as an officer of the Moose on the local and state level.  He signed up over 100 members and obtained his Fellowship Degree.  He belonged to The Elks Lodge 576, American Legion Post 045, VFW, Eagles and The NRA.  As a Marine he believed strongly in the rights of citizens to bear arms.

Services will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at Randall & Roberts Funeral Home, 1150 Logan Street in Noblesville.  Visitation will be from 11:00 am to the time of the service at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Crownland Cemetery in Noblesville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Moose Charities, 155 S. International Dr., Mooseheart IL. 60539 or , in memory of Joseph C. Taylor, Past Governor Lodge 540, Direct it specifically to Moose Heart.


Joe also gave the gift of life by being a donor.




July 17, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Randall & Roberts Funeral Home
1150 Logan Street
Noblesville, IN 46060

Funeral Service
July 17, 2021

1:00 PM
Randall & Roberts Funeral Home
1150 Logan Street
Noblesville, IN 46060


Crownland Cemetery
1776 Monument Street
Noblesville, IN 46060

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