Don Taylor, son of the late William I. and Lydia Bond Taylor, was born in New Madrid on Feb. 19, 1913, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Jan. 24, 2009, at the age of 95.
Mr. Taylor had lived in Louisville, Ky., where he had been a service station operator and a member of the Lions Club. He moved to Dexer in 1999, and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bloomfield.
In 1966 he was married to Clara Barnes in Grayridge.
Surviving are his wife, Clara Taylor of Dexter; one son, Bobby Joe Taylor of Arkansas; one daughter, Margaret Ann Massey of Tennessee; five step-daughters, Beulah Berry of Bloomfield, Missouri, Betty Cruse of Gray Ridge, Missouri, Barb Bryant of Rockford, Ill., Bonnie Crumpecker of Morehouse, Brenda Robbins of Spotsvania, Va.; two step-sons, Calvin Taylor of Bloomfield, Carlis Taylor of Shepherdsville, Ky.; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; one brother, Wilburn Taylor of Nebraska; two sisters, Pearlene Bishop of St. Louis and Martha Latham of Bernie.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Bill, Dillard and Harold Taylor; and one sister, Virginia Stout.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009, after 10 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009, at 1 p.m. in the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with the Rev. Shane Mallard of Dexter officiating.
Interment will be in the Hagy Cemetery in Dexter with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, O.A.K.S. Center, Dexter, Mo. 63841.