HOMER – Ronald W. Taylor Sr., 76, of Homer, died at 7:20 a.m. June 14, 2013, at Carle Foundation Hospital.
He was born March 19, 1937, a son of Harry and Helen Taylor of Homer. He was preceded in death by a sister, Martha Glenn. Survivors include seven children, Cathy Thomas of Longview, Debby (Roy) Rutherford of Champaign, Becky (Bob) Martin of Urbana, Wendy (Kevin) Samson of Sidney, Ronna Taylor of Kankakee, Ronald "Bud" Taylor Jr. of Sidney and Bernie (Jandee) Taylor of Sidney; 20 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild; three sisters and a brother.
He served in the National Guard of Illinois for 10 years and was a retired truck driver. He enjoyed tinkering, NASCAR racing, John Deere collectables, and his dog Dolly. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 17, at Freese Funeral Home, Sidney. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, Sidney, at a later date. Memorials may be made to the family or to Carle Hospice.