John Tailby

John Tailby, age 90 of Hot Springs Village passed away May 17, 2017. John was born February 18, 1927 in Henderson Township, PA. John and his wife Shirley were married 66 years and lived many places around the country including Syracuse, NY, Stevens Point Wisc., Houston, Texas and Scottsdale, AZ.

John was a retired Lt. Col having served 29 years in the U.S. Airforce during both WWII and the Korean conflict. John retired in 1989 as Vice President of Sentry Insurance Company. During retirement, John became an artist and a writer publishing 5 novels.

John is survived by his wife Shirley of Hot Springs Village and two daughters, Sandra Tailby Runyon and her husband Calvin of Hempstead, Texas and Leanne Tailby Tingay and her husband Bill of Barre Vermont and one predeceased daughter Kathleen Tailby Forrest.

There will be a service to celebrate John’s life on Tuesday, May 23rd at The Village United Methodist Church at 1:00. Pastor George Tanner will preside.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that friends make memorials to the Village United Methodist Church.

Arrangements have been entrusted to CedarVale The Hot Springs Village Funeral Home. For online condolences please visit