Let the family know you care by sharing this tribute.

Richard James “Dick” Taylor, age 91, of Greenville, passed away at home on Monday, July 13, 2020.  The son of James Edward & Mary Olive (Kadwell) Taylor, he was born on November 9, 1928 in Belding.

He was raised on various farms in Montcalm County until his parents settled in Greenville where he met the love of his life Inez Kathleen Hansen, whom he married at the bride’s home in Greenville on December 11, 1948.  Together they raised four children and were married for over 66 years before Inez passed away on November 5, 2015.

Richard attended Greenville High School before going to work at Gibson’s in 1946 retiring from there in 1989.  He also proudly served in the National Guard where he was honorably discharged in 1951.  Richard enjoyed his morning coffee with his friends at McDonald’s.  He also loved his gardening planting a large garden every year which was enjoyed by his children.

He was preceded in death by his parents;  an infant sister, Frances;  and his wife of nearly 67 years, Inez Taylor.

Surviving are their four children, Edward Taylor of Stanton, Larry & Robin Taylor of Norton Shores, Kathy & Rick Stout of Stanton, and Mary & Nick Bauman of Greenville;  his grandchildren, James & Mindi Taylor, Mandy & Robert Putnam, Jerrud & Celeste Stout, Douglas & Sarah Bauman, and Carrie Bauman; twelve great-grandchildren;  a sister, Millie Smith of Belding;  a brother Donald & Jodi Taylor of Hersey;  and several generations of nieces and nephews.

Honoring his wishes, no services will be held and final interment will be beside his wife at Little Denmark Cemetery in Gowen.  Instead of flowers, contributions in memory of Richard may be directed to the American Diabetes Association  (

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Richard’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, (616) 754-5638.


Let the family know you care by sharing this tribute.

11 Condolences

  1. Anita (Mooney) Salyers on August 17, 2020 at 11:47 am

    When I think of Uncle Dick, the descriptors honesty and hard-working come to mind. I have met few people with such a strong work ethic. I believe that he and Aunt Inez set good examples for their children of the importance of family and working together.
    Ed, Larry, Kathy and Mary, I am sorry for your loss but rejoice in the fond memories your family has given me.

Leave a Condolence