Funeral services for Cecil Wayne Taylor, 94, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 10, 2015, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Taylor died at 1:58 a.m., Sunday, June 7, 2015, at Ozarks Medical Center.
He was born June 4, 1921, at Carter, Oklahoma, to Thomas Taylor and Etha Mae Grimes Taylor. On May 24, 1957, he was married at Lordsburg, New Mexico, to Eutha Belle Williams. Mr. Taylor was a veteran, having served with the United States Navy during WWII as a Fireman First Class. He served on different transport ships in the Philippines. Mr. Taylor worked in the copper mines in Globe, Arizona for twenty-two years at the acid plant; he then moved to Mesa, Arizona and worked for the Arizona Public Schools in steam fitter maintenance, before retiring in 1983 and moved to Missouri in 1990. Mr. Taylor was a member of the Church of Christ and attended Central Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Eutha Taylor, of the family home; three sons, Cecil W. Taylor, Jr., wife, Glenda, Kenneth G. Taylor, wife, Jeannie and Steven Ray Taylor, best friend, Laura Lane; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
His parents, first wife, Geraldine Lewis Vandercook, one daughter, Darlene, three brothers, Herman, J. T. and Bill Taylor, one granddaughter, Barbara Smith, one sister, Mary Vann and infant twin brother and sister, Ray and Mae, precede him in death.
Mr. Taylor will lie in state from 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, until service time at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to Central Church of Christ or any charity of choice and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.