Burtis G. Taylor
January 19, 1937 - November 3, 2009


Life Legacy

TAYLOR, BURTIS G., formerly of Indianapolis, IN, died, Tuesday, November 3, 2009 in Sebring, FL. He has been a resident of Avon Park, FL since 1994. A retired executive of Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance since 1993; retired member of the board of directors for American Hardware Mutual Insurance a member of Motorists Insurance Group. He was also a former teacher at Southport High School until 1967. A member of the Southport Masonic Lodge; Scottish Rite and Murat Shrine Temple. Burt also was an avid lover of music, played various musical instruments and sang as a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society. He was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Lois Taylor; brother, James E. Taylor. Burt is survived by his wife, Dixie Taylor; son, Greg Taylor; daughter Cheri Mansfield; sister, Rhonda Schuepbach; four grandchildren; two nephews and a niece. Services will be held at Founders Hall in Highlands Ridge, Avon Park, FL, 11:00 am, Friday, November 6th. The family will receive friends one hour prior. Memorial contributions are requested to: Church Service Center Food Bank, in care of William Stephenson at 198 Rowe St, Avon Park, FL 33825.


Born: January 19, 1937
Place of Birth: Indianapolis, IN USA
Death: November 3, 2009
Place of Death: Sebring, FL
Occupation: Teacher and Insurance Agent
Hobbies: played and sang music
Organizations: Southport Masonic Lodge,
Scottish Rite and Murat Shrine Temple

Preceded In Death By

Everett Taylor, Father
Lois Taylor, Mother
James E. Taylor, Brother

       Survived By

Dixie Taylor, Spouse
Greg Taylor, Son
Cheri Mansfield, Daughter
Rhonda Schuepbach, Sister
four grandchildren
two nephews
a niece


11/05/2009 - Robin Heldman It is with a heavy heart that I write this message. Too often we take for granite the individuals who impact our lives in a hugh way with so little effort or acknowledgement that they have done just that. I was a young lady when I first had the opportunity to meet Burt and then the privlege to work for him at Farm Bureau. He was a wonderful person and terrific boss who after time became a cherished friend. Roger and I have always admired Burt and Dixie as two of the most kind and sincere individuals we have been fortunate to have had in our lives. It was not the fact that we spoke on a daily basis after he retired nor that we spoke on a monthly basis, but the times that he and Dixie came to town, the effort was always made to call or stop by and say, "Hello and how are things going." Burt gave me encouragement to pursue the opportunity for Roger and I to own our own business and always made me feel good about the fact that we were working toward our goal. I didn't have much of a father figure when I was young, but Burt was the perfect father figure for a young lady new to the working world. He supported me in my business endeavors and my weighlifting career. He made me feel proud of each and every accomplishment I made big or small. I have always admired his dedication to his wife and family and modeled my marriage after he and Dixie's. They are the perfect example of a match made in heaven. I will miss Burt very much, but will never forget each and every fond memory I have of him. Those will forever be in my heart.


11/06/2009 - Susan Due
Dear Cheri and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you today. I know what a wonderful father your dad was from all the loving thoughts you shared with me. There is an emptiness that only those who have lost a father can understand. He will be greatly missed. May God give you strength and comfort that surpasses all understanding today and the days to come. My sympathy and love goes out to you and your family. Lovingly, Susan


11/06/2009 - Ron Seidner
Dixie, you, Greg, Cheri and Rhonda are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Ron Seidner, Cumming, GA


11/06/2009 - Joan Himebrook
Dixie, Cheri, Greg... I wanted to tell you how sad I was to hear about Burtis. What a wonderful man! Dad always thought the world of him and Mom thought he was one of the funniest people she's ever known. I just remember being at your house, swimming, visiting and enjoying you all so much! Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.


11/07/2009 - Joyce McKenzie Raker
Dixie and family - I am very sorry to hear of the death of Burtis. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


11/07/2009 - Brenda True McKenzie
Dixie and family -- I was so sorry to hear about Burtis. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


11/08/2009 - Chris Holobek
I was very sorry to read about the passing of your dad, Greg. Though I only met him a few times, I still have great memories of a weekend at Monroe with your family when we were in high school. I know he will be greatly missed by you, your family and his friends and colleagues. My thoughts are with you. Chris HolobekV --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

11/12/2009 - Theresa Kamradt
Sorry to hear about your Dad Cheri, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. b