Fred “Cork” Taylor, 84, of Fairplain, formerly of Mason, went to be with the Lord on September 20, 2012, at Eldercare of Ripley. He was born October 19, 1927, and was the son of Fred and Lula Woodal Taylor.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Deloris Fields Taylor; grandson, Christopher Taylor; and a sister, Freda K. Melton.
He is survived by his daughter, Becky “George” Reed of Mason; son, Dewayne Taylor Of Okeechobee, Fla.; granddaughters, Stacey Reed of Chesapeake, Stephanie “Joe” Kirby of Belpre, Ohio, and Sommer Jones of Bidwell, Ohio; and grandson, Chase Taylor of Ohio.
Fred was a Furnace operator for Foote Mineral. He was a former Mayor of Mason and the Chief of Police and the Fire Chief of the Mason Volunteer Fire Department. He was also the director of the Mason Ambulance Squad, director of the Emergency Services, and he served as a board member of the Southern E.M.S and the Appalachian E.M.S. He was also a member of the F.O.P and the Deputy Sheriffs Association and a dispatcher for the Sheriff’s Department. He was a member of the Coast Guard during the WWII and served in the Navy during the Korean War. He was a bestowed the honor of the Kentucky Colonel in 1992. He was a graduate of Elkview High School.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, September 24, 2012, at the Foglesong-Roush Funeral Home in Mason. Service will take place at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25, 2012, at the Foglesong-Roush Funeral Home. Officiating will be Gary Hale. Burial will follow in Jarrets Cemetery in Elkview.
Condolences can be made at www.foglesongroushfh.com.