Aiken – Dr. Paul Floyd Taylor, 92, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, September 7, 2019.
Dr. Taylor is the husband of Sue Ann Sutton Taylor. They were lovingly married for 58 years. They have one son, Larry Taylor and his wife Dee of Aiken. Anna Moore who is married to Kitt of Hilda, SC, and Jordan Mink of Aiken are Dr. Taylor’s grandchildren. Dr. Taylor’s siblings are John Wesley Taylor and his wife Nell of Lexington, Kentucky, Louise Crabtree and her husband Lee of Scottsdale, Arizona, and the late Rachel Taylor and Emma Taylor.
Dr. Taylor was born in Warm Springs, Georgia on July 14, 1927 to the late Vernon Floyd Taylor and the late Clara Emma Miller Taylor.
Dr. Taylor is a member of Centenary United Methodist Church in Lexington, Kentucky. He faithfully attended Berlin Baptist Church the past 14 years. Dr. Taylor was a veteran of the U. S. Army having served during the Korean War. He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a doctorate in U. S. History. Dr. Taylor taught U. S. History at Augusta College for 27 years Dr. Taylor authored 3 books; “Bloody HARLAN: The United Mine Workers of America in Harlan County, Kentucky, 1931 – 1941”, “Memories of a Mountain Educator: From a One-Room Schoolhouse to a College Classroom”, and “The American Labor Movement (World History Companions)” all of which are still available on Amazon.
Dr. Taylor loved University of Kentucky Athletics, especially basketball, and the Big Blue Nation.
Funeral Services for Dr. Taylor will be Saturday, September 14, at 11:00 AM at the Centenary United Methodist Church in Lexington, Kentucky. Visitation will be from 10:30 AM until the start of service. Interment will be at the Pineville City Cemetery at 4:30 PM.
Pallbearers are Bart Taylor, JT Wooten, Troy Wooten, Don Rawls, Daniel Jeffcoat, Bill Smart, Ward Inabinet and David Hollingsworth. Honorary pallbearers are the Fidelis Sunday School Class at Centenary United Methodist Church and the Senior Adult Sunday School Class and Choir at Berlin Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Kentucky United Methodist Children's Homes, 1115 Ashgrove Road, Nicholasville, Ky 40356, Berlin Baptist Church Children's Ministry, P.O. Box 190, Wagener, S.C. 29164 or Westminster Schools of Augusta, 3067 Wheeler Road, Augusta, Ga.
Hopper Funeral Home in Barbourville, Kentucky will be caring for the family and assisting with funeral plans in Kentuck