HATTIESBURG—The Honorable George B. Taylor, 79, died Monday, July 9, 2012 at Forrest General Hospital.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Soule Chapel United Methodist in Macon.
Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Moore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Judge Taylor graduated from Brooksville High and Marion Military Institute. He attended the University of Mississippi receiving his undergraduate degree in 1957, and his law degree in 1960. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
Judge Taylor served in the Mississippi Legislature as a representative from Noxubee County, worked as a judge for Workman’s Compensation in the State of Mississippi and received an appointment by President Richard Nixon to be a federal administrative law judge in 1973 where he served on the bench until his retirement in 1998.
Following his retirement, he started his private law practice representing clients for Social Security disability benefits, where he worked in this capacity until his death.
He was a member of the Mississippi Bar Association where he was known as a legal legacy, a member of the Ole Miss Alumni Association, Ole Miss Loyalty Foundation, and Sigma Pi Fraternity at Ole Miss.
He was a 32nd degree Mason and was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church.
He is survived by daughters, Gaye Taylor Lindsay of Starkville, and Beth Taylor of Hattiesburg; brothers, Dr. Robert W. (Jean) Taylor of Warren, Ohio, Elmer “Doc” (Glenda) Taylor of Brooksville, and Thomas W. (Sue) Taylor of Collierville, Tenn.; sister, Dorothy Taylor Folsom of Starkville; and grandchildren, Michael Thomas Lindsay, Laura Kathryn Lindsay and Emily Ann Taylor.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Willie Mae Taylor; parents, Garrett and Mae Taylor; daughter, Vicki Taylor; son, Jerry B. Taylor; granddaughter, Amanda Taylor Lindsay; son-in-law, Thomas R. Lindsay; and uncle, Dr. Robert E. Bledsoe.
Memorial gifts may be sent to: Main Street United Methodist Church, 712 North Main St., Hattiesburg, MS 39401 or First United Methodist Church, Wesley Foundation, P.O. Box 2585, Starkville, MS 39460.