Rev. H. Michael “Mike” Taylor, 77, of Rosine, Kentucky, passed away peacefully on April 15, 2023 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana. He was born on June 20, 1945 in Rosine to the late James “Monkey” and Wanda Taylor.
Mike was a graduate of Horse Branch High School and Kentucky Wesleyan University. He devoted his life to God and helping others. Mike was a United Methodist minister for over 50 years.
He worked as a Social Services Supervisor for 31 years where he advocated for abused, neglected and in-crisis children and teens. In 1982, he won the Kentucky Council on Crime and Delinquency award for outstanding service to the Kentucky criminal justice system, after which he was made an adjunct professor of social work at Western Kentucky University. Mike loved singing, being outdoors, all animals and above all else, his family.
Aside from his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Millard Taylor and his beloved son, Chad Taylor.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Paula Taylor; daughters, Michaela (Joey) Johnson and Kimberly (Tom) Peterson; granddaughters, Zoë Peterson and Ellie Johnson; sister, Brenda (Steve) Wood; brother, Philip Taylor; sister-in-law, Lee Annette Taylor and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, April 21, 2023 at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with Dr. Glenn Armstrong officiating. Burial will follow in Rosine Cemetery. Friends may visit with Mike’s family from 3-7 PM on Thursday and after 10 A.M. until the time of the service on Friday at the funeral home.
Online messages of condolence may be left for the family of Rev. H. Michael “Mike” Taylor by visiting his memorial tribute at www.danksfuneralhome.com
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