Barry C. Taylor

June 04, 1943 ‒ May 29, 2017

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Barry C. Taylor, age 73, of Mount Gilead, passed away at his home Monday morning, May 29, 2017.

On June 4, 1943, Barry was born in Alliance, OH, the only child of the late Ralph Clayton and Anna Evelyn (Fry) Taylor.  He graduated from Alliance City High School in the Class of 1961 and furthered his education at the Kent State University, Salem Branch.

Barry married his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Maria Elena Thomas, on September 2, 1962 at the Alliance United Methodist Church.  They shared a special bond as husband and wife for more than 54 years.

For many years he worked for Persky’s Market.  He and Maria were owners and operators of Den-Dar’s, a full hunting & kennel supply shop with Carhart clothing.  In 2000 they moved to Morrow County to be closer to the grandkids!

Barry was a Member of Pine Lakes Golf Club here in Mount Gilead for the past 16 years where he enjoyed the game and many dear friendships.

Barry was a two time cancer survivor and battled his way through this third round to the very end.

He will be dearly missed by his wife, Maria, of Mount Gilead; two daughters: Denise LeAnn (Rick) Sands of Largo, FL, Darla Marie (Ron) Ellyson of Cardington; four grandchildren: Lindsay Leigh (Myles) Hamby of Detroit, MI, Logan Jay (Keri Ann) Ellyson of Ada, MI, Cpt. Landen Mosher (1Lt. Hannah Marie) Ellyson of El Paso, TX, Lincoln Charles Ellyson of Springfield, OH; and four great grandchildren: Zakai and Aitan Hamby, and Aubrey and Charlotte Ellyson.

Private services will be observed by Barry’s family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Barry’s name may be made to Hospice of Morrow Co., 228 South St., Mount Gilead, OH 43338 or to Pine Lakes Golf Club, 901 E. High St., Mount Gilead, OH 43338.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Barry’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting


  • Sorry to hear about Barrys passing.He was a great guy to know and to play golf with. Barry always had a great smile and a love for the game. He will truly be missed by all.

  • We are So sad to hear about Barry. He was a great guy and an even greater neighbor. The neighborhood will not be the same. He will be sorely missed.

  • Barry was one of my favorite friends he always had a smile no matter how he felt & I know there were days he didn’t feel that good. He had a great outlook on life when it would been easy not to.Every time I go to the golf course he will be thought of .We also will miss his clever emails

  • One of the best men and friends I have ever known. I am proud to have know him and Maria for 45 years.. always good time with them and he is soooo missed now.
    I looked forward to his emails also.. just know your loved Barry and so many are missing you now. <3

  • Maria, you have our sincere sympathy, we enjoyed seeing you at restaurant on Sunday mornings. You were both so pleasant to visit with. Know you have some wonderful memories! GOD Bless! Bud and Charlotte

  • FORE!!!!
    Daddy played a great long game.
    He is on the green with the angels.
    Look out Heaven. You got a wiley one.
    Thank you for being the most awesome Dad I could ask for.

  • So very grateful to have had the years of “being near”. Thanks for pulling up the stakes and moving to Morrow County, Dad! It has been a true gift to me, to Ron, and to your grandkiddos. There was nothing quite like having Gramps & Grammy come to watch the sports, the plays, and the performances. I’ll take good care of Mom. We are celebrating your life today as a family—and taking this opportunity to remember the blessings of God over you and all of us. Later, I will plant a tree in your honor….because we all know, it’s what we Ellyson do!! I love you, Dad–and I’m so thankful you surrendered & took Jesus by the hand into your heart for eternity. See you there! Darla Marie