Bret Alan Taylor

April 16, 2021

Bret Alan Taylor, 50, of Colfax, Ind., died April 16, 2021.  He was born March 6, 1971 in Lebanon, Ind. to Gordon & Mary (Mundell) Taylor.  He married Wendy Smith on August 22, 1998 in Sacramento, CA and she survives.

Bret was a 1989 graduate of Clinton Prairie High School.  He worked for Hendrickson’s in Lebanon.  A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he served from May 9, 1991 to May 6, 1997 in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.  Bret was a member of the DAV, and Team RWB.  He enjoyed hunting, shooting, archery, traveling and loved his dogs.

Visitation and Services

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m., Friday, April 23, 2021 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Out of respect for the health, safety, and comfort of all in attendance, guests will be expected to adhere to current CDC guidelines regarding appropriate social distancing and the wearing of masks.

Survived by:

Wife: Wendy Taylor of Colfax, Son: Jenson Taylor of Colfax, Parents: Gordon & Mary Taylor of Colfax, Brother: John (Shannon) Taylor of Frankfort, 2 Sisters: Melodie Cline of Kokomo, Lisa (Roger) Rhine of Lafayette, and several nieces and nephews.


Leave your Condolences

20 Condolences for “Bret Alan Taylor”

  1. Troy Walters April 20, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    Wendy, Jensen, Mary, Gordon and family. My sincerest sympathies for your loss.

  2. Lori Amos April 20, 2021 at 5:06 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Prayers.

  3. Jessica Rector April 20, 2021 at 6:43 pm

    Wendy and Jenson, We are so sorry for the loss of Bret.
    If you need anything don’t hesitate.
    I love you,
    Jess and Randy Rector

  4. Keith Hodgen April 20, 2021 at 7:56 pm

    Bret’s family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Way too young to already be gone. He was a classmate of mine and worked with me and Barnett after he returned from the Air Force for awhile. He had us laughing about something every day. He was such a good guy. I pray you find God’s peace in the midst of this storm.

  5. Sheila Mundell April 20, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    I’m so sorry for your unimaginable loss and sorrow. It’s so sad that we are so scattered across the country…we hardly know one another. But we are still family and my heart, thoughts and love are with each and every one of you…my family!!

  6. Amanda Boksa April 20, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    My heart is broken for you, Wendy. Jenson too. I know you will miss him tremendously! Sending you all our love!

  7. Shawn Eckert April 20, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    I served with Bret at Travis AFB in the 615th APS. A good man gone to soon. RIP Sir. My condolences to his family. Until we meet again

  8. Jeff Cox April 21, 2021 at 7:38 am

    So sorry for your loss.

  9. Fred Scheffer April 21, 2021 at 9:26 am

    I worked with Bret at Hendrickson for 4 years and really enjoyed talking to him. One thing l am sure of he will still be giving the Packers and Reds hell from up above in the best seats in the house!

  10. Tina and Larry April 21, 2021 at 9:33 am

    We are so sorry about the loss of this young man. He was a good family man. We always seen him out with his dogs and he would go running past our house alot of times. He was a good neighbor. He will be missed. May God Bless the Family at this time.

  11. Ashley Ball April 21, 2021 at 2:25 pm

    I am so sorry for such a great loss to your family. Bret was a great guy and had so many stories and much knowledge to share. I will miss working with him, as will so many others at Hendrickson. I hope you find peace and comfort in the days ahead.

  12. Rachel McGirt (Boller) April 21, 2021 at 3:56 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Brett always made people laugh you never knew what he was going to say Praying for his family I have know. The Taylor family since I can remember as a young girl riding the bus with all of them prayers for you all.

  13. Vicki and Linda Reeves April 21, 2021 at 5:51 pm

    Mama and I are so very sorry for your loss. We know all too well how traumatic, unfair, difficult and life changing this is. Our wish for you is for healing at your own pace and strength. Please take care of yourselves through all of this, as you know that is what Bret would want. Band together and lean on each other and your faith, family and friends. We are all here to carry you through when you feel the need to talk, reminisce, laugh, cry or just have someone to sit with or lean on. We love you all. Wendy, I know you and Jenson have a lot of new challenges ahead. You don’t have to face them alone. Please reach out to any of us. We are all your family and are here for you and love you both. Bret will be missed by all and live in our hearts through our memories. Godspeed.

  14. Cindy Roberts April 21, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

  15. Ryan April 21, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    Worked with Bret at Hendrickson. Loved hearing his stories and talking football with him. He was a good man and will be missed. My condolences to his family.

  16. Craig and Cheryl Overman April 22, 2021 at 12:25 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Praying for the whole family. May God bless you with wonderful memories.

  17. Annette Carney April 22, 2021 at 12:28 pm

    Wendy, I am so very sorry for your loss!! Know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers through this difficult time!!

  18. Tonja April 23, 2021 at 3:41 pm

    Wendy & Jenson,
    We’ll be thinking of you today and in the difficult weeks ahead. Hoping you find some peace in all the wonderful times and memories you & Bret shared over the years. He was a wonderful husband and father and will be missed. Rest In Peace, Bret.

    Sending love & hugs from California,
    Tonja, Carly, & Bill

  19. Lori Snyder April 23, 2021 at 6:57 pm

    John, Shannon, Alex and Family,
    So sorry for your loss. May you all find peace and comfort during this awful time.
    Lori Snyder

  20. Raymond Hart May 8, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    To the family. Was so sorry to hear of Bret’s passing. I worked with him at Stalcop. We enjoyed shooting the breeze as we worked together. Always enjoyed the stories of the Sandhill Cranes. Ever after Bret left Stalcop whenever I saw The Cranes overhead I thought of Bret. They bring a different meaning now. May your days coming be comforting. Live long in the memories you shared. Your family is in our hearts and prayers. Ray Hart

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