Rumsey Barnes Taylor Jr.
PRINCETON — Mr. Rumsey Barnes Taylor, Jr. 85, of Muirfield Drive in Princeton died Sunday, July 8, 2012, at 5:10 p.m. at Caldwell Medical Center, following a long illness.
Taylor was a local businessman, retired owner and longtime President of Princeton Lumber Company. He was a former President of Princeton Kiwanis Club. He was an initial organizer of youth sports in Caldwell County now known as Youth, Inc. He previously served on the Board of Directors of Princeton Plant Board. He founded Highland Homes Personal Care Home in 1960.
He was a member of Central Presbyterian Church.
Taylor was born July 29, 1926, in Princeton, the eldest son of Eleanor Campbell and Rumsey Tayor, Sr. He attended Butler High School and graduated from The McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tenn., 1944. He graduated from The Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Ga., in 1949. His college career was interrupted by his service in the US Army during WW II during which he served with the Recovered Personnel Detachment at Manila, Philippine Islands.
Following graduation he returned home to Princeton to enter into business with his father.
He married the former Jean Orr Taylor in 1950. She preceded him in death in 2002.
He is survived by his children, Ann Warren Taylor and Dale Haberlock of Princeton, Nancy Stone and Rumsey (Buz) Taylor, III of Princeton and their children, Rumsey IV and Laura, Susan Campbell Taylor and Brian Clark of Morrow, Ohio and their children, Taylor and Barrett, Sharon (Susie) Harper and Dixon Taylor of Princeton and their children, Daniel and Will. He has one surviving sibling, Fred Chapman Taylor of Falls Church, Va.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Campbell Taylor, in 1995 and a sister, Nancy Bryant Taylor Tirrill, in 2002, both of Nashville. He was also preceded in death by his second wife, Inus Orr Taylor, in 2010.
Visitation will be Friday, July 13, from 4-8 p.m. at Morgan’s Funeral Home in Princeton. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 14, at 11 a.m. at Morgan’s with the Rev. Mike Chamberlain and the Rev. Kent Workman officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Central Presbyterian Church Sustaining Fund, 206 W. Main St. Princeton, KY 42445.