Graveside services for J. C. Taylor, 95, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 20, 2020 at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Taylor passed away at 8:54 p.m., Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at his home.
He was born January 10, 1925, at Hoxie, Arkansas, to George Taylor and Mary Coats Taylor. On November 25, 1945, he was married at Hoxie, Arkansas, to Bonnie Jean Pierce, who preceded him in death on August 6, 2019. Mr. Taylor was a WWII Veteran, having served with the United States Navy. He was an ordained Assembly of God Minister, a Home Builder and a Master Carpenter. J.C. enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved his flower beds and roses.
He is survived by two children, Chet Taylor and wife, Dana, Gainesville, Missouri and Joyce Taylor, West Plains; special friend whom he and his wife helped raise, Mary Milligan and husband, David, Dallas Texas; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister, Georgia Craddick, Fort Worth, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
His parents, wife, eight brothers, Nick, Lawrence, Chell, Luther, Carl, Frank, Charlie and Ernest DeLanie Taylor and two sisters, Flawn Lewis and Rosie Pickney, preceded him in death.
Mr. Taylor will lie in state from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m., Sunday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO 65775. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.