Baylor Sr., John F.

JOHN F. BAYLOR, SR. of Decatur, Illinois, 71, father to Rev. John Baylor, Jr., pastor serving First UMC of Fort Branch and Blythe Chapel, died Saturday, January 13, 2018. 

Visitation was held Tuesday, January 16, Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Ill. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 17, Weldon United Methodist Church, 49 Oak Street, Weldon, Ill. Pastor Jim Plank and Rev. C. Don Ferrill will officiate the service. Burial will follow at Weldon Cemetery.

Baylor is survived by his wife, Margaret Baylor, Decatur, Ill.; children: Nancy (John) Connett, Avon, Ind.; Rev. John (Anita) Baylor, Jr., Fort Branch, Ind.; Gary (Carrie) Baylor, Decatur, Ill.; Peggy Baylor (Matthew Jenkins) , Decatur, IIl.; and 11 grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Weldon United Methodist Church, address above. Condolences may be shared with Rev. John Baylor and family, PO Box 116, Fort Branch, IN 47648.

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