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Malcolm E. Taylor, 88, went home to be with the Lord at 12:36 a.m. Sunday morning at Waterford Place Health Campus in Kokomo. He was born September 3, 1929 in Vermillion County, Indiana to Jesse E. and Grace L. (Newell) Taylor.
He married Rolla Jean Hayes on December 1, 1950 and she preceded him in death on January 1, 1982. He then married Corrine “Pat” (Harrison) Sharpless on December 4, 1982 in Galveston and she survives.
Mal served as the town manager and town marshal of Galveston for 31 years. He also served as a Cass county deputy sheriff. He was a member of the Galveston Lions Club and enjoyed woodworking, woodcarving, basket weaving, gardening and painting watercolor’s and crochet.
Surviving family include his wife of 35 years, Corrine “Pat” Taylor, Kokomo; his children, Debbie (Gary) Broyles, Mike (Pam) Taylor, Terrie (Scot) Collins, Ronald (Faith) Sharpless and Lewis (Nancy) Sharpless. He is also survived by fifteen grandchildren, twenty three great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. Also surviving are four nieces and two nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Rolla Jean Taylor and daughter Cathy Showalter four sisters and three brothers.
A celebreation of Mal’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston with pastor Carolyn DeWitt officiating. A time of visitation will take place from 11:00 a.m. until time of services at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Humane Society in Mal’s honor. Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston has been entrusted with arrangements. www.murrayweaverfuneralhome.com