He was born February 10, 1928, the son of Lowell and Mayme Taylor. He married Mary Catheryn Dillow on September 11, 1954 in Danville, IL.
Harold is survived by his wife, Mary Catheryn Taylor of Anna and three sisters-in-law, Dorothy and Norma of the Chicago area and Melba of Vienna, six nieces and two nephews; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Murrie, Bob, and Roy Taylor; one sister Betty Taylor; and a nephew Jeffrey Taylor.
Harold was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Anna, the SEMO Deaf Club and the Senior Citizens Club of Belleville. He was a 1949 graduate, along with his wife Mary, of the Illinois School for the Deaf in Jacksonville, Illinois.
Funeral arrangements for Mr. Harold Gene Taylor were held Monday, August 27, 2012 at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with Father Federico Higuera officiating. Interment was in the Resurrection Cemetery in Danville, Illinois at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 28, 2012.