Mr. Ernie Taylor, 95, of Zionsville, passed away Sep. 16, 2023, at his home.

Ernie was born July 9, 1928, in Henryville a son of the late James and Dora (Casey) Taylor. He married “Dot” Taylor on May 3, 1957. She preceded him in death on Aug 14, 2019.

Ernie graduated from Battle Ground High School in 1946. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and deployed to Naples, Italy.  Ernie was a retired steamfitter and life member of UA Local 440 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union.  He maintained a family farm and enjoyed collecting antique tractors and horse-drawn equipment. He was an artist with metal and many of his works are permanently displayed along State Road 32 if you know where to look. At age 72, he took up music instruments, learning to play the ukulele, guitar, and banjo, often performing for rehab patients at the Parkwood Center.

Ernie is survived by his son, Thomas (wife, Christine) Taylor of Virginia; grandchildren, Zach Taylor, Madison (Adam) Stillabower, and Rhonda (Tony) Poe; great-grandchildren, Megan, Paul, and Mary Hurley; and 8 great-great- grandchildren. He has many nieces and nephews, as well.

In addition to his wife, “Dot” and son, Ronald Hartrum, Ernie was preceded in death by his sister, Doris Lowry: and his brothers, Earl, James, Roy, and Ward Taylor.

Family and friends will gather Fri., Sep. 22, 2023 for visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. in the Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon Street, Lebanon. Ernie will be laid to rest at Rosston Cemetery in Zionsville. You are invited to visit the website where you may sign her online register and leave a personal message.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ernie’s memory may be made to the Boone County Cancer Society, 117 W. Elm Street, Lebanon, IN 46052, or the charity of your choice.

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