June 12, 2021

Born in: Public, Kentucky
Resided in: Indianapolis, Indiana

Ray F. Taylor, of Indianapolis, passed away on June 12, 2021.  He was born to Lewis and Elsie Taylor.

Mr. Taylor graduated from George Washington High School and Lane Business College having studied business administration.

Ray served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict.  He was honorably discharged with the rank of Master SGT, Pay Master Korean Personnel.

Mr. Taylor was very active in his church.  As a former member of Abundant Life Church, he served as a college age Sunday school teacher and was teacher of the year 1964.  In 1966, Mr. Taylor became Song Leader and Youth Director.  He was the Director of Finance for 37 years.  He was also on the Board of Directors as Vice President to Rev T.L. Vibbert, pastor, and founder of Abundant Life Church and El-Beulah Retirement.  Ray oversaw building of the church in 1963, as well as the new building now located at 7606 E 82nd Street, Indianapolis and he helped build the El-Beulah Retirement Village.

Mr. Taylor worked at Lane Bryant, Brylane, and The Limited – 45 years.  For 28 of those years he was Director of Purchasing.

Ray served as a Volunteer at Community North Hospital for 15 years as the accountant to the manager of the gift shop.  While serving at the hospital, he was appointed Deputy Constable for Lawrence Township.  He was the bailiff of the Lawrence Township Small Claims Court.  Later he was promoted to Chief Deputy Constable.  In 2003, Mr. Taylor was appointed by the Lawrence Mayor Schneider, as Deputy Mayor and awarded Honorary Deputy Chief of Police for the Lawrence Police Department.  He retired from the Lawrence Township Small Claims Court in 2010.

Mr. Taylor also served on the board of directors for Indianapolis Youth for Christ, retired; Castleton Farms Co-Owners Association, Vice President, retired; Evangel College of the Assemblies of God, Springfield, MO, until his death; Lane Bryant/Brylane 25 years Club President, retired.

At his death, he was a member of the Lighthouse Tabernacle as a very faithful supporter.

Services

Visitation: June 17, 2021 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Legacy - Lawrence
5215 N Shadeland Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46226


Funeral Service: June 17, 2021 11:00 am

Legacy - Lawrence
5215 N Shadeland Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46226


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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. Ray, my wonderful, caring neighbor. I will miss you so much. You had a fulfilled life and now you are with our Farher at at peace.

  3. So sorry I am just now finding out about the passing of who we refer to as “Uncle Ray.” I was part of his family for a few years and we stayed in contact with birthdays and holidays. I also had just spoke to him after the end of the first spike of COVID. I am so sorry we were unable to pay our respects as we did not know he had passed. Our sincere sympathy to the family.

  4. My heart hurts as I find out my Dear Mr T has passed and I was unaware and unable to pay my last respects. I knew something was up when I didn’t get my “love Mr T” Christmas card.
    My heart felt condolences to his family.
    I hv a really funny Halloween pic he made me swear not to share. I need to find it. I would to share one last smile with his family.
    If his niece that worked worked with us at Lane Bryant reads this, please reach out and I will look for it.

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