Harold Aubrey "Hal" Taylor
1927 - 2020
BORN
1927
DIED
2020
FUNERAL HOME
Fern Creek Funeral Home - Louisville
5406 Bardstown Rd.
Louisville, KY
Harold "Hal" Aubrey Taylor

Jeffersontown - Harold Aubrey Taylor, 93, of Jeffersontown, passed away Friday, November 6, 2020, at his home. He was born and raised in the west end of Louisville to Herbert and Ora Taylor on June 24, 1927. He loved his family and faith community at Jeffersontown Christian Church where he was an Elder, Chairman of the Board, and long-serving Sunday School teacher.

He was a standout multi-sport athlete at duPont Manual High School and was selected to their Alumni Association Hall of Fame in 2002. He entered the U.S. Coast Guard after high school during World War II and subsequently served as an officer in the U.S. Army. He played football and baseball at Western Kentucky University, where he earned his Bachelors degree; he earned his Masters degree from Indiana University. He taught at Eastern, Seneca, and Jeffersontown High Schools and drove a gas truck for Marathon Oil Company, retiring from those professions to pursue life full-time with his wife and hobbies.

Hal had many passions to include hunting, fishing, backpacking, and coffee. He enjoyed day hikes and spending weeks on the Appalachian Trail. He was a gifted carpenter, building with his brother Bob the family lake cabin and log cabin addition to his home. He plastered the dashboard of his van with "I gave blood" stickers and volunteered at Blackacre Nature Preserve.

He was preceded in death by his bride of 64 years, Tyler Taylor, his parents, two brothers, Eddie and Bob, one sister, Ruth Gillespie and his daughter, Natalie Bright Taylor. Survivors include his daughter Kit Taylor Tolbert (Todd), son Harold Aubrey Taylor (Sandra), and 6 grandchildren Aubrey Livingston (Josh), Tyler Forrester (Nathan), Scott Banks (Amanda), Wesley Taylor, Taylor Tolbert, and Cody Taylor (Hannah) and 3 great grandchildren Elizabeth Forrester, Skyler Taylor and Ruby Banks.

Visitation will be held 4 to 8 pm Friday, November 13, at Fern Creek Funeral Home. A private funeral service for extended family (due to local restrictions) will be held at Jeffersontown Christian Church on Saturday, November 14.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be sent to Jeffersontown Christian Church, duPont Manual Alumni Association, and Hosparus Health of Louisville. Heartfelt thanks to the congregation at Jeffersontown Christian Church, Jeff Sauer, Hosparus Health of Louisville, and his amazing caregivers (Kim, Maurine, Sherri, Debbie, Stacey, and Granny Nannies) for their wonderful care and thoughtful support.



Published by Courier-Journal from Nov. 9 to Nov. 10, 2020.
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So Sorry for your loss, Hal was a great person & we enjoyed having him as a Patient here at Beltone. He will be Missed. Mariah
Mariah Lofton
Acquaintance
November 17, 2020
So sorry for your loss. You guys will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Vanessa Creek
Friend
November 12, 2020
a loved one
November 12, 2020
a loved one
November 12, 2020
MARK4147 DUKE
November 12, 2020
Hal was such a gentleman. He and Tyler were so welcoming to us when we came to JCC and Hal continued to sit behind us after Tyler's passing. We looked forward to seeing him each Sunday. He will be missed and remembered fondly as good Christian man.
Tom and Kay Dawn McFarland
Friend
November 11, 2020
Mr. Taylor was one of my favorite teachers at Seneca and I had the pleasure of working with him at Jeffersontown Christian Christian Church. He was a humble, great man.
Joe Parrott
Friend
November 11, 2020
The Jeffersontown High School Alumni Association is saddened to hear of the loss of Hal Taylor. He was a favorite teacher for the students of J'town especially in the Drivers Education classes where he not only developed his students' driving capabilities but enriched their lives with motivational stories while maneuvering the streets of J'town. He will be missed.
Myra Fugate
Teacher
November 10, 2020
Douglas Meister
November 10, 2020
Hal was an inspiration, a rock solid churchman, a renaissance man and a good friend.
Douglas Meister
Friend
November 10, 2020
Hal was a treasure!!! A good man of strong values and faith. It was an honor to have known him and Tyler. Thoughts and prayers to Kit and Hal Jr..
Phyllis Moss
Friend
November 9, 2020
Hal was an amazing man. Prayers to his family.
Melanie Harmon Mane
November 9, 2020
What a wonderful man. He always had a smile on his face and loved everyone, especially his family. Kit, my heartfelt condolences on your huge loss. He is with God and Tyler now rejoicing. RIP Mr. Taylor.
Jennie Ciliberti
Friend
November 9, 2020
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