J.C. Taylor, the son of the late William A. and Ora Carter Taylor, was born in White Oak on Feb. 21, 1920, and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on Sept. 9, 2008 at the age of 88.
Mr. Taylor had lived in the Puxico area all his life. He was a member of the Local #527 Cement Masons and a retired farmer and cement finisher. He had worked for Bangert Brothers in St. Louis and was a veteran of the US Army.
On Nov. 23, 1940, he married Rosetta Woods in Risco and she preceded him in death on May 30, 1996.
Surviving are four daughters: Connie (Bill) Crank of Puxico, Welda (Jim) Moore, Larna (Jerry) McGowen and Lashay Taylor, all of Dudley; one grandson and one great-grandson. Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Chester Taylor and Milton Taylor and two sisters, Lucille DuBois and Mildred Dunning.
Visitation will be held on Friday, Sept. 12, 2008 after 10 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Puxico.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Sept. 12, 2008 at 11 a.m. in the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Puxico with Pastors Catherine and J.C. Bryant of Poplar Bluff officiating.
Interment will be in the Puxico Cemetery in Puxico with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico in charge of arrangements.