Dennis G. Taylor, 71, of Madison, Indiana, died Thursday, June 3, 2021, at his home.

He was born June 11, 1949, in Switzerland County, Indiana, to Carroll Lee Taylor and Rachel Lewis Banks. He enlisted in the US Navy on Dec. 16, 1968, and was discharged on Dec. 8, 1972, with the rank of Fireman. He retired in 2018 as a fork lift operator at Cummins Inc. in Columbus, Indiana, and previously worked at Reliance Electric in Madison. He loved muscle cars, sitting on his front porch in the rain and spending time with his family.

Survivors include a son, Brandon Taylor of Madison; his sisters, Rhonda Noel of Lexington, Indiana and Patty Ferrell of Bedford, Indiana; a brother, Billy Banks of Crowley, Texas; and his grandchildren, Casey Applegate, Conner Applegate, Braeton Taylor, Hannah Taylor and Jia Taylor.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, Herald Banks; a brother, Gerald Banks; and an aunt.

The Honor Guards of the US Navy and the Major Samuel Woodfill American Legion Post 9 will conduct military graveside services at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 7, at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison with interment to follow there. Visitation is 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Monday at the Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel, in Madison.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jefferson County Veteran’s Council through the funeral home. Online condolences and memorials,