Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Johnie Lee Taylor

Johnie Lee Taylor, age 66, of Shelby, died Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. after a sudden illness.
John was born November 10, 1950 in Louisa, Kentucky the son of the late Johnie B. and Lou C. (Workman) Taylor. He was 1968 graduate of Plymouth High School and completed 5 years of education to become a journeyman electrician. He was a member of IBEW Local #688 in Mansfield and he loved his job. Fishing, traveling, working on his home and, of course, more fishing – those were John’s hobbies that kept him busy. The thing that he cherished the most was the love of family.
He is survived by his wife: Pamela J. (Arnold) Taylor, whom he wed on April 11, 1996; a son: Brad Taylor (Philip Kirby) of Germantown, MD; a daughter: Jennifer E. Ulman of Clyde; 3 siblings: Brenda Kay (Dave) Myers of Plymouth, Kathy (Harold) Smedley of Plymouth, and Larry (Mary Lee) Taylor of Mt. Vernon. Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Zackary Slone.
Family and friends are welcome on Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 3-5 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Funeral services will be on Monday, October 23, 2017at 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Pastor Merlin Dye will officiate. Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Shiloh. Memorial expressions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011.
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Memories & Condolence

  1. Brandon says:

    I’m so sorry for your guys lost. I knew him I lived in shelby my whole life he was a wonderful man very respectful and caring and loving and you guys will be in my prayers

  2. George Cheesman says:

    I lost one of my best friends way too early. I can honestly say the world will be more boring without John in my life. We were good friends since the 8th grade and he will never be forgotten by me and many of his other friends. It is only right that we should keep his memory alive.

    Goodbye my friend


  3. Dean Cline says:

    Sorry to hear about John. One of me best fun memories involved John, Larry, and John Conley. We, John C., And Larry was sleeping out in the yard. John came home with his very loud car. We asked him to take us to the laundromat in to get a soda. John wouldn’t start his car for worry to wake up his mom and dad. So we had to push his car down the driveway and up the street for a long ways…. I thought it was long anyway. Then he started the car we jumped in and off we went. I still think he made us push just to laugh at us…. Never forget…. Plus the Canada fly-in fishing trip… His nickname was “Hopsing” he can cook….

  4. Pamela Saunders (Rinehart) says:

    Knew John for many years, he was such a good man. Hard worker, and enjoyed life to the fullest. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you! At this very difficult time!

  5. Bill & Bonnie Meisner says:

    Rest in peace John. Our prayers to you kids.

  6. Brenda Cramer says:

    I’m sorry for your loss. Praying for all.

  7. Edna Karnes says:

    Dear Kathy and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your brother’s passing. I pray you are blessed in the coming days with many precious memories.
    God bless, Edna Karnes

  8. MARTHA & SAM BURRER says:

    With heart felt sympathy, keeping you & your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Tom/Kim Shumate says:

    So sorry to hear about your brother. We are praying and will continue, let us know if we can help in any way.

  10. Megan Johnson says:

    Zach I am thinking of you and the family. Word’s can not express how saddened I am by this. Prayers of healing and comfort..

  11. marty and Vicki Miller says:

    We are so very sorry about John. May God give you comfort and peace at this difficult time. Love , Marty and Vicki

  12. Vonda Patrick says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with the family. God give you peace at this time . Praying for all.

  13. Bill and Connie Furr says:

    With deepest sympathy and prayers to Johns family and friends. Always so friendly and never failed to speak to you!!

  14. Linda (Conley) Supp says:

    My heart goes out to you all. I pray for God’s peace and comfort to you all.

  15. Ann and Fritz Jaquay says:

    Our love and prayers are yours today. Celebrate his life.

  16. Sharon (Oney) Detterman says:

    My deepest and heartfelt sympathy to the family. May Gad Bless you and calm your hearts through this difficult time. Prayers for the family

  17. Clarence and Nancy Ousley says:

    To John’s family! You have out deepest sympathy! He was a truly great guy! Always so happy. It is no fun to lose a sibling! Wishing you all the best!

  18. jerry and molly harrington says:

    We will miss our great fishing buddy. I am glad I got to fish with him on Lake Erie two weeks before he was stricken, our last hoorah. Will always remember he made little Casey a rocking horse (the horse ears from one of his old slippers), having fish fries, Brad and Jenny playing at the house, even did numerous professional electrical jobs and wouldn’t take a dime for labor ( including an electric baseboard heater for the “baby’s” room, who is now 38 years old). One great fishing memory was when we caught over 100 walleye in 3 hours at Huron. A generous fellow who adored his children.

  19. John and Darla Conley says:

    We are so deeply sorry for your Family’s loss! John was a wonderful guy!! May God help you all through this most difficult time. Deepest Sympathy! John and Darla Conley

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