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“I knew Daniel through our Peabody days. He was a great friend to many of us! He was always friendly and ready to help anyone with anything. My...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Lonnie-Sue knight - MO - Friend

“Celia and family, I am so sorry that you have lost Daniel. Keeping all in my prayers as you send him on to the next chapter. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Sandi Danner - Henderson, KY

“Showing up Christmas Eve at grandma and grandpa Murphys after playing Santa Claus in the Central City parade. Golf carts in the garage, in the...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Nathan Murphy - Saratoga Springs, UT

“Celia & family, We are so very sorry to learn of Daniel's passing. Clarence and I are out of town and will not be able to attend visitation. ...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Brenda & Clarence Brewer - KY

“Dear Celia, Rob, Ryan, and family,We are sad for the loss of Daniel. He will be greatly missed. We are glad that we have so many wonderful memories...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Donna Council - Laporte, IN

“Daniel was a very good friend of mine, he was always dependable and always trying to help someone. Everyone needs a friend like Daniel, I have so...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Mary Camplin - Greenville, KY

CENTRAL CITY - Daniel Ray Taylor, 68, of Central City, went to be with the Lord on Monday, August 19, 2019, at 7:07PM at Continue Care at Baptist Health in Madisonville. Daniel was born August 2, 1951, in Muhlenberg County. He was a member of Cleaton Baptist Church, where he had served as Deacon, Song Leader, and Sunday School Teacher. He worked for Peabody Coal Co. for 26 1/2 years and the Muhlenberg County Airport for 13 years. He was also a Kentucky Colonel. He was preceded in death by his parents, H.D. and Luwana Taylor.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Celia Murphy Taylor; sons Rob (Courtney) Taylor of Nashville, TN and Ryan (Julie) Taylor of Breckinridge Co.; grandchildren Max Taylor, Elijah Taylor, Asher Taylor, Grace Taylor, and Judah Taylor; brothers Roger (Miriam) Taylor of Morgantown and Gary (Lori) Taylor of Hanson; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Saturday, August 24, 2019, at 11:00AM at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City, with Bro. Brian Jones officiating. assisted by Bro. Gary Taylor and Dr. Roger Taylor. Burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5-8PM at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Cleaton Baptist Church Sunday School. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at