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Michael "Taz" Taylor, 61, of Loogootee, passed away at 2:30 a.m. Monday at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis.
He was born June 9, 1955, in Washington, to the late James C. and Helen F. (Sanders) Taylor.
Taz was a 1974 graduate of Loogootee High School. He loved Indiana University and sports, especially basketball. He was a member of the Loogootee Lion Backers and enjoyed cheering for the Loogootee Lions basketball team.
He was employed by the city of Loogootee for 28 ½ years and held various positions. He also was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Taz is preceded in death by his parents, James C. and Helen F. (Sanders) Taylor.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Janice Taylor of Loogootee; daughter Miranda Taylor of Loogootee; siblings James R. (Carolyn S.) Taylor of Loogootee, Roger Lee (Cookie) Taylor of Shoals and Linda (Dave) Martin of Loogootee; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and brother-in-law Jeff Wildman of Loogootee.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. J. Kenneth Walker at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Loogootee. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Blake Funeral Home.
Condolences may be made online at www.blakefuneralhomes.com.
Published on January 23, 2017
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