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Monday February 11th, 2019
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Gene E. Taylor

Gene E. Taylor, 72 of Streator passed away Thursday (February 7, 2019) at his home.

A visitation will be held Monday from 4 – 7 PM at the Winterrowd Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 AM at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Grand Ridge Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be sons-in-law, Cesar Figueroa and Shane Kennedy, grandsons Alex Figueroa and Ben Urich, nephews Jeff and Todd Broad and dear friends, Mick Ligori and Rich Fryman.

Gene was born on July 15, 1946 in Streator to Charles and Geraldine (Schneider) Taylor.  He married Jennifer Broad on September 26, 1965.  She survives.

Also surviving are daughters Shari (Cesar) Figueroa of Round Lake and Kimberly (Shane) Kennedy of Streator, grandchildren, Shana (Ben) Urich, Hanna Kennedy, Alex and Andres Figueroa, brothers-in-law, Tom (Angie) Broad of Streator and Ken (Shirley) Broad of Portales, NM and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister Patricia in infancy.

Gene graduated from Woodland High School in 1964 and served in the US Airforce as a jet engine mechanic during Vietnam. He worked for Star Ford Lincoln Mercury for 29 years, retiring in 2010. He was a member of the Streator VFW Post 1492 and Central Church of Christ.  Gene loved taking care of his family and lending a hand to anyone who needed it. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Memorials may be made in his name to Central Church of Christ.

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Our thoughts and prayers to all the family. John & Carole Cashmer.

Carole Cashmer Feb 27 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Jennifer, I was so sorry to hear of Genes passing. I remember both of you from our days at Woodland High. My heart aches for you now that you are part of the club none of us ever wanted to be in - the widowed spouse club. If you would like to talk to someone who has been there, I can be reached at 714-746-3471. Holding you and your family in my prayers.

Marianne Walsh Stutzman Feb 15 2019 12:00 AM

Kimmie, I'm so sorry to hear about your dad.
With all my love from CA.
Dori (Roth) Voytko & family

Dori Feb 14 2019 12:00 AM

A GARDEN PATH was ordered on February 11, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Feb 11 2019 12:00 AM

A MONET'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was ordered on February 10, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Feb 10 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gene Taylor

Gina Hays Feb 10 2019 12:00 AM

So sad to heAR of Gene''s passing. He was a wonderful, caring person. Never met a stranger and was so kind to everyone. A great horseman as well...rest in peace Gene. You will be sadly missed by all who knew you. God bless Jenny, the girls and your whole family during this difficult time.

Vickie Penoyer Wheeler

Vickie Penoyer Wheeler Feb 10 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gene Taylor

Jane Feb 9 2019 12:00 AM

A MOUNTAIN MEADOW PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was ordered on February 8, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Feb 8 2019 12:00 AM