Somerset, KY Obituaries. Preserving Their Memory.

James Herbert Taylor

Monday, July 24th, 2023 at 10:30 A.M.

James Herbert Taylor, age 81, of Somerset, Kentucky, passed from this life on Thursday, July 20th, 2023 at Hospice of Lake Cumberland.

Herbert was born on August 29, 1941 to the late Harvey Taylor and Emmie Ridner Smith in Somerset, Kentucky.

He was of the Baptist faith. He served at White Lily Fire Department and was a founding member of Mt. Victory Fire Department. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and worked as a lineman for South Kentucky RECC for 32 years. He loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Herbert was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Roy Lee Taylor, Charles Taylor and Elvis (Judy) Smith, sisters, Ruth Smith, Gathleen Smith and brother in law, Ronnie Williamson.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of 57 years, Mildred Taylor, sons, Jeff (Charlene) Taylor of Somerset, Ky; Johnny (Kim) Taylor of Lincoln County, Ky; Joe (Becky) Taylor of Somerset, Ky; Jacky Taylor of Somerset, Ky; daughter, Robin (Cliff) Marcum of London, Ky; brothers, Ernie Smith and Jesse Smith of Somerset, Ky; sisters, Margie (Kirby) Helton of FL; Lillie Williamson of TX; Mary (Eugene) Bray of Somerset, Ky; Linda (Danny) Robertson of GA; grandchildren, Lucas (Alecia) Taylor, Neveah Taylor, Chance Taylor, Alex Taylor, Brittani (Alex) Moberly, Madyson Taylor, Michael Taylor, Taylor Burton, Zachary Burton, James Burton and 6 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 23rd, 2023 at 5 P.M in the Chapel of the Southern Oaks Funeral Home. Graveside will be held on Monday, July 24th, 2023 at 10:30 A.M. at Taylor Cemetery with Bro. Larry Johnson and Bro. Robert Reynolds officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland. Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for James Herbert Taylor.

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