Lesley E. Taylor, 89, of Glasgow, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017 at T.J. Samson Community Hospital.
He was born in the Lecta community of Barren County, the son of the late Cecil and Ruby Johnson Taylor.
At the age of 16, he left home to work in California where he had family, traveling by train through the Rocky Mountains. He also worked in Montana where he had family and later Illinois before returning to Kentucky to farm and raise a family. Besides farming, Les was a carpenter for many years. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Geralds Taylor; two children, Betty Bartley (Billy) of Tompkinsville and David Taylor of Glasgow; grandchildren, Amanda Bybee (Richard) of Glasgow and Whitley Taylor (fiancé Justin Davis) of Bowling Green; a step-grandson, Jarad Bartley (Jan) of Tompkinsville; a great-grandson, Sam Bybee; two step-great-granddaughters, Jaylee and Jessa Bartley; two brothers, Luther Taylor (Lovie) and Arley Taylor (Sandy) of Indianapolis; a sister, Helen (Bobby Dec.) Gravens of Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Lorene Parsley and Margaret Gibson, and a brother, Larry Taylor.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26 at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Neal's Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday from 5 until 8 p.m. and Saturday morning from 8 a.m. until time for the service.
Published on August 22, 2017