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Ernest L. Taylor, Sr., 95, of Olean, Missouri passed away Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Versailles, Missouri. He was born December 16, 1922 in Eldon, Missouri the son of the late Charley R. and Nellie J. (Tucker) Taylor. On November 10, 1943 in Olean, Missouri he was united in marriage to Helen Theo (Smith) Taylor who survives of the home.
Other survivors include,
Children, Mary L. Woods of Kansas City, MO; James E. “Jim” Taylor (Johnnie) of Eldon, MO; Garry E. Taylor (Dixie) of Kansas City, MO; Regena L. Holland of Kansas City, MO; Erma L. Gunn Taylor of Eldon, MO
Seventeen Grandchildren; Forty-eight Great Grandchildren & Eighteen Great Great Grandchildren
Three sons, Jerome, Ernest Jr. and Wilbert Taylor, four sisters, and five brothers preceded him in death.
Ernest served in the United States Army. He was a member of Old Path Baptist Church and Olean Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans and was past mayor of Olean, MO.
Visitation will be Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM at Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon, MO with a Memorial Service beginning at 4:00 PM with Brother Bob Hoskins officiating with Full Military Honors presented by the Eldon VFW Post 2442 following service. Private Family Interment will be held at Greenridge Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials in Ernest’s name are suggested to Greenridge Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon, MO.