Earl Taylor, Jr., 81, son of Earl Taylor, Sr. and Mabel Irene (Davis) Taylor, was born October 25, 1932 in Hurst, Illinois. He passed away on January 17, 2014 at his home in Elk Creek, Missouri.
Earl was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Eleanor; one sister, Carole; and two brothers, Myrl and Jerry.
He is survived by his four children, Mike Taylor of Eunice, Missouri, and Dennis Taylor and wife Renee, Elaine Ode and husband Albert, and Kathy Taylor, all of St. Louis, Missouri; one brother, Bill Taylor of St. Louis; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He will be missed by those who knew and loved him best.
Graveside services were Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. in Union Chapel Cemetery, Eunice. Wesley Wallace officiated. Pallbearers were Tim Ode, Ryan Ode, Mike Taylor, Dennis Taylor, Joey Kellerman, and Jamie Kellerman. Memorials may be made to Union Chapel Cemetery, c/o Mike Taylor, 9513 Upland Dr., St. Louis, MO 63123. Services were under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.