GIBSON CITY – Mickey Dean Taylor, 50, of Gibson City died Tuesday (May 1, 2012).
His memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at the First Christian Church in Gibson City with the Dr. Ed Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Township Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Mickey was born Feb. 7, 1962, in Gibson City, a son to Donald E. and Velma (Donner) Taylor. He married Leigh Hugo in 1987 in Taylorville.
Surviving are his mother, Velma Taylor of Gibson City; his daughters, Lauren (Blake Burnett) Taylor and Corrine Taylor, as well as his sons, Dylan and Gavin Taylor, all of Spartanburg, S.C.; and one grandson, Wyatt Burnett.
Also surviving are three sisters, Kathy Taylor of Gibson City, Kim (Dan) Weber of Cooksville and Penny (Don) Darnall of McLean; two brothers, Jim (Laura) Taylor of Bloomington and Ed Taylor of Gibson City; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Mickey attended schools in Gibson City. He was a graduate of Sanford Brown College in St. Charles, Mo., and Capitol Area School of Nursing, Springfield.
He was a registered nurse and served as a cardiac and geriatric nurse over the years. Mickey loved horses, country life, gardening and cooking, and his family.
Memorials may be made to the Mickey D. Taylor Fund for his children. Lamb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.