Mr. Gaylord was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter, a retired farmer and electrician, a veteran of the United States Army Serving in World War II and a resident of rural Essex.
He was united in marriage to Doris Coffey on Sept. 14, 1945 at Piggott, Ark. Mrs. Gaylord survives of the home near Essex.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Michael Gaylord of Dexter and Stan Gaylord of Jackson: by one daughter, Sheila Kingsley of Bloomington, Ind.: by two grandchildren, Chad Gaylord of Jefferson City and Monica Gaylord of Cape Girardeau.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Herron Gaylord and Virlin "Buz" Gaylord.
Visitation will be held at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday, July 24, 2009. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Joshua Carpenter and Rev. Tim Russell officiating. Interment will follow in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield with Full Military Honors.
Memorials may be made to the Second General Baptist Church Building Fund, 25 East St. Francis Street, Dexter, Mo. 63841 or to the charity of choice.