Martin Taylor, Jr.

March 21, 1927 - October 30, 2016

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Buster Taylor, 89, of Covington, KY passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at his home. He was a Veteran of the US Army, proudly serving his country during World War II. Buster founded Taylor Brothers Excavating in 1957. He was a 32nd. Degree Mason, a member of the Scottish Rite and a member of the Covington Moose Lodge # 1469. Buster was extremely dedicated to his family. He loved fishing and was the founder of the Rolling Hills Fishing Lake and Ball Fields. Buster was preceded in death by his daughter: Judy Ann Taylor. Buster is survived by his loving wife of 67 years: Helen Davis Taylor; daughter: Caryl (Gary) Roberts; sons: Marty (Judy) Taylor, Robbie (Susan) Taylor and Paul (Kim) Taylor; sister: Rena Sisk; brothers: Marion (Betty) Taylor, David Taylor and Vincent Taylor; grandchildren: Marty, Digger, Matt, Nathan, Clint, Adam, Shane, Amber Line, Mandi Huff, Meggan McClure, Kristin Niehues, Sheena Taylor and Brittany Young and 25 great-grandchildren. A visitation will be held on Friday, November 4, 2016 at Connley Brothers Funeral Home, 11 East Southern Avenue, Covington (Latonia), KY 41015 from 3:30 PM until 8:00PM. The funeral Service will take place on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at the funeral home at 10:00 AM. Interment: Floral Hills. Memorials are suggested to the Shriners Hospitals for Children. To leave an online condolence please visit us on Facebook or at


Jay River - Nov 8, 2016

Our family wanted to express their condolences in this your time of sorrow. We found this verse encouraging during our time of loss. “Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God.” 2 Corinthians 1:3,4.
At John 5:28,29 Jesus spoke about the hope of the resurrection. You are in our thoughts as well.

Peter Bennett - Nov 6, 2016

sorry about buster he was one of the few who knew life and we talked about Australia he told me of a Aussie he knew that he had arrested he made me laugh when he told miss you buster my condolences to the . Taylor family

Ron Dreyer - Nov 5, 2016

The man I respected the most.
I’m sure GOD is proud of him,
and will reserve a special place for him.
So long, Buster;
Love ya, man.
From an old friend,

Gayla & Peter Bennett - Nov 4, 2016

To my Aunt Helen, we send to you our deep sadness for the loss of your husband. To the Taylor family, the sons and daughters, to all the grands, cousins we are, we send you hugs, love and a huge amount of respect for the great man we have all lost but will always remember.

Benedictine Sisters; St. Walburg Monastery - Nov 4, 2016

Buster Taylor dug out both ponds at St. Walburg/Villa Madonna in 1998. We enjoyed working with him very much. He insisted that there was only one way to do the job, and that was to do it right! Our extensive photo album shows that he did it right. Buster was one of those characters one remembers with affection.

Donna Reece - Nov 3, 2016

So sorry to hear of your loss he was a special man always treated people with kindness.

Jack & Wilma Teegarsen - Nov 3, 2016

We are so sorry for your loss. We know what he meant to the family. God bless you as you grieve the passing of Buster.

Maureen & Tony Vannicola - Nov 2, 2016

Dear Marty and Judy:
Our sincere condolences to you and the family for your loss. You are in our prayers.
Maureen and Tony Vannicola

Don Melton - Nov 2, 2016

I sure am sorry to hear about Buster. He was a great man. I was just thinking about him a few days ago. I always enjoyed when I stopped by the shop and he was there, to talk to. He was one of the hardest working men I know. I can remember watching him tear down our hold house, working from early morning to late day. You will be greatly missed Buster. God Bless you, and the family!

Karen Smith - Nov 2, 2016

So sorry to hear of your father-in-laws passing, you have always spoken so highly of him. Your entire family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Terri Nageleisen - Nov 1, 2016

Buster was one of the most hard working men I have ever known. He always had a smile on his face and time for a hug. He was an example to all of us that hard work and dedication truly pay off in so many ways, and instilled those values in all of his children. He will be missed by many.

Roger Reese and Mary - Nov 1, 2016

Dear friends
I m so sorry about the loss of Buster. He was a great man that we had a great deal of respect for. He was a strong willed man that deeply loved his family. You all all very fortunate to have had a great Dad and Husband.
Helen please accept our condolences on the loss of your husband and friend. He truly was a outstanding fellow.
To the family. I m so sorry for the loss of one of the finest men I ve ever met. Buster became a great friend and someone I spoke with whenever I could.He loved all of you deeply and would have done anything to make you happy or help you out.
I will think of him often and with a great deal of respect.May God bless you all and my good friend.Rest in peace and don’t catch all of the fish, or shoot all the doves. Roger

Dan Trujillo - Nov 1, 2016

I am so sorry for your loss. Uncle Buster was a great man. I am so proud to be part of the Taylor family. I had so much fun in Covington when we would leave Colorado and pick Granny on the way to Florida. I loved when the Taylor brothers got together and started drinking beer and telling stories. Uncle Buster was a leader not a follower. He probably wouldn’t have lived 89 years if someone told he needed to retire. I’m praying for everyone but especially Aunt Helen. God Bless everyone.

Marcia Jones(Norman) - Nov 1, 2016

Helen and Family So sorry to hear about Buster. We spent many years at Rolling Hills. Barry and I spent so much time there playing softball. I feel like our kids where raised there. A lot of great memories with your family. I live at The Colony will be there on Friday to pay my respects to the whole family. RIP Buster.

Mike & Donna Brown - Nov 1, 2016

Our DEEPEST sympathy to the family.. Buster was an ICON in the community. Our wonderful neighbor for 22 yrs and a true southern gentleman and deeply PROUD of all his family. There will be a hole in many hearts for a long time but look to the heavens for the brightest star. THERE you will find Buster.. (I bet Judy Ann was there to welcome him with the biggest Smile.)….RIP

Debbie Hilley - Oct 31, 2016

Rip Mr Taylor,God will take you home, prayers from Texas,god bless.

Debbie Hilley - Oct 31, 2016

Rip Mr Taylor,God will take you home, prayers from Texas,god bless.

Jeffery Neal SR - Oct 31, 2016

My condolences to the entire family. He was one of those men that made the world a better place to live. One of the last of a bread of men that lived by a creed. A John Wayne type of a guy, I never met anyone that worked harder than Buster. I remember one day I seen him working on Tuyrkeyfoot Road. We made eye contact, I didn’t dare not stop to see him. His first words from his mouth was ” they got working part time only 50 to 60 hours a week, I don’t hardly let me do anything anymore. A big smile covered my face to keep from laughing. I knew from the deepest part of Buster he was serious that 50-60 hours a week for Bus was to him part time. The world would be a better place with more Busters

David Cain - Oct 31, 2016

Our sincere at condolences to everyone.
David and Kelly Cain

Sandy Ellis - Oct 31, 2016

Prayers to your entire family…
RIP Sir….. 😇

Chris Norris - Oct 31, 2016

Prayers are with you sorry for your loss 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

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