Eric Taylor

Born: Wed., Nov. 16, 1960
Died: Fri., Aug. 7, 2015

Family to do services at later date

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Eric Taylor, age 54, died Friday August 7, 2015 at his home in Oblong surrounded by his loving family. He was born on November 16, 1960 in Oblong, IL, the son of Arthur Taylor and Betty (Yager) Taylor.

After graduating from Oblong High School in 1978, Eric started working in construction and continued until being diagnosed with cancer in 2012.

Eric is survived by his mother, Betty Taylor, Oblong, IL; a brother and sister-in-law Mark and Marilyn Taylor, Jupiter, Fl; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Sherry and Denny Paddick, Oblong, IL; Lynda and Stephen Oliver, O’Fallon, IL; Denise McCleave, Oblong, IL; and Stacey and Cary Elliott, Robinson, IL; along with several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Eric in death was his father, Arthur Taylor in 1992.

A special thanks to Deaconess Gateway Oncology for the quality of care Eric received.

It was Eric’s wish to be cremated with no services with a private family service at a later date. Burial will be in the Waggoner Cemetery, rural Chauncey, IL.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Deaconess Gateway Hospital Oncology Department, 600 Mary St., Evansville, IN 47747or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home, PO Box 121, Oblong, IL 62449.

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Phyllis (Brown) Hall
   Posted Mon August 10, 2015
Betty, so sorry for your loss.
( Norma Jean's sister)

Michelle Sampley Meeks
   Posted Mon August 10, 2015
Betty and family,
I am so sorry to hear about Eric's passing. I will always treasure the fond memories I have of him and Gary and the silly things they used to do as kids. There was never a dull moment with those two. They were like brothers. You didn't see one without the other. He will be greatly missed.

Paula Miller Pavia
   Posted Tue August 11, 2015
So very sorry to hear of Eric's illness and passing. Having grown up a block away, Eric was always the cute little younger brother, but often held his own! Oh what memories were made many, many years ago in the north end of Oblong ;-).

With sympathy and a heavy heart,
Paula Miller Pavia

Pam Sampley Meeks
   Posted Wed August 12, 2015
So sorry to hear about Eric. He was like another brother to us. Between him and Gary there was no telling what mischief they would be up to. I am grateful to have grown up with Eric and been a small part of his life. He will be truly missed by many people.

Debbie Musgrave Dowdy
   Posted Wed August 12, 2015
I was so sorry to hear of Eric's passing. My deepest sympathy to all of his family.

Gary Sampley
   Posted Wed August 12, 2015
Betty, I am so sorry to learn of Eric's passing. He was not just my best friend growing up, he was a brother that kept me pointed in the right direction that has made me a better person today. I have very few memories of my life in Oblong that Eric wasn't a part of. It was an honor to have him as my friend and to be apart of the Taylor family. Rest in Peace Eric, love you buddy!


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