Melvin Taylor Jr., age 80, of Whitesburg, Kentucky passed from this life Friday, May 27, 2022 at UK Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. 

Melvin was born July 3, 1941 to William P. Taylor and Ova Cloe Proffitt in Whitesburg, Kentucky. 

He was of the Baptist faith and he enjoyed hunting and fishing.  

Melvin was preceded in death by his parents, William and Ova Taylor, brother, Mack Taylor, sisters, Shirley Collins, Gracie Sumpter, Mary Blair and mother of his children, Mildred Ann Devlin. 

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his son, William (Cyndi) Taylor of Somerset, Ky; daughter, Dottie (Bobby) Adams of Whitesburg, Ky; grandchildren, Brooke Adams, Nathanel Taylor, Sawyer Taylor, Leann Taylor, Brad Evans, August Armes, Madison Armes, Kylie Hines, Alex Armes, Elizabeth Armes and Addy-Kate Armes.  

In accordance with Melvin’s wishes there will be no services. Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Melvin Taylor Jr.