He was born Feb. 14, 1944, in Morehouse, Mo., to Luner "Rass" and Nettie Pearl Sharkey Taylor. He and Nancy Allene Lemmink were married July 5, 1985.
Taylor was a maintenance man with Bunny Bread for 20 years, then he was owner/operator of an appliance shop in Benton. He was a volunteer firefighter in Morehouse, where he was fire chief four years, and helped organize fundraisers for Christmas gifts for kids and the elderly.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy; a daughter, Jamie (Corey) Casey of Benton; two brothers, Hubert (Joyce) Taylor and James Taylor of Farmersville, Calif.; a grandson, Alex Casey of Benton; a niece, Angie Sisk and fiance Robert Pryor of New York City; a nephew, Troy Sisk; and numerous other nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by four sisters, Rosemary Sisk, Charyl Taylor, Barbara Scott and Betty Wiggins; a brother, Rodger Taylor; mother-in-law, Virginia Lemmink; and brother-in-law, James Lemmink.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service Friday at Amick-Burnett Chapel in Benton.
The funeral will be at noon Friday at the chapel, with the Rev. Randy Morse officiating. Burial will be in New Morley Cemetery in Morley, Mo.