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Carl James Taylor

Lewis & Gillum Funeral Homes, Inc.

28 Harding Avenue

Jackson, Ohio 45640

Phone: (740)286-2010

Fax: (740)286-5640


Carl James Taylor, age 93, of Wellston, Ohio died Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 at his home with his family. He was born January 12th, 1926 in Gallia County, Ohio to the late Charles Taylor and Edna (Rife) Taylor.

Carl worked as a heavy equipment operator for 45 years and for Waterloo Coal Company until his retirement. He was the last original member of the Apple City Motorcycle Club. He was also a member of the Moose and the Elks. He was a World War II Veteran serving in the Army and a member of the Jackson American Legion.

He is survived by his daughter, Sherry Manning of Bradenton, Florida; sons, Gary (Pam) Taylor of Jackson and Terry (Dawn) Taylor all of Jackson, Ohio; nine grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; three sisters: Mary Damron of Waverly, Ohio, Doris Miller of Oak Hill, Ohio, and Edith Ridgeway of Jackson, Ohio.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty (Wyatt) Taylor; son, Jerry Taylor; and seven brothers and sisters.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 from 4-8PM at the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Jackson. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 28th, 2019 at 12PM at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Fairmount Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to

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