John Thomas “Tom” Taylor, 77, died peacefully at his home in Needham surrounded by his family on Sunday, May 28, 2017.
He was born on July 14, 1939, in Indianapolis to Orville and Lucille (Surface) Taylor.
Tom was a life-long farmer in Johnson County in Needham.
He graduated from Boggstown High School, class of 1957.
Tom married Brenda Millspaugh on Dec. 18, 1965, at Rocklane Christian Church. They were married for 51 1/2 years.
He was a member of Rocklane Christian Church for over 65 years, where he was a Deacon for several years and served on many committees for the church.
Tom is survived by his wife, Brenda Taylor of Needham; two daughters, Shelley (Roy) Clark of Hope and Beth Bunch of Greenwood; and five grandchildren, Jared, Zachery and Ethan Clark and Dalton and Andrew Bunch; a niece, Sara Robards of Needham, and nephew, Keith Welty of Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Caroline Welty; and two nephews, Todd Welty and David Welty.
A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at Rocklane Christian Church in Greenwood. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Greenwood.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Rocklane Christian Church, building fund, 4430 Rocklane Road, Greenwood, IN 46143.
Jessen Funeral Home, Whiteland Chapel, is entrusted with funeral arrangements.
Information: 317-535-6880 or www.jessenfuneralhome.com.