Hubert Lloyd Taff

Hubert Lloyd Taff, 76, of Cabool, Missouri, son of the late Otto Marion and Lena (Elliott) Taff, was born March 12, 1941 in Cabool and departed this life September 22, 2017 at Cox South Medical Center in Springfield, Missouri.

He attended school through the eighth grade at Oak Grove School, and then attended Cabool High School, graduating in 1959.

Lloyd married his high school sweetheart, June D. Knight, on August 26, 1960. He cherished her most of all, having been married to her for 57 years. They were blessed with two children, daughter Sherri and son Jay. They also helped raise two foster children, Sherryl White and Tony Bliss.

Lloyd spent many years working with DFA, doing some construction work and farming (both dairy and beef), finally retiring from DFA.

He also started restoring 1954-56 Ford cars, which became a source of enjoyment for both him and June. They were able to travel to several car shows and club meetings over the years, including in Australia, and met a lot of wonderful people, many of whom became very good friends.

He enjoyed time with his family, including his brother, sisters and their families. He spent many hours outdoors playing with grandchildren, teaching them to drive on a three-wheeler, car, truck or tractor. He was always surprising his grandchildren with his quick and witty comments in their conversations at the family dinner table. In recent years, he enjoyed watching his two great-grandsons grow and play. Lloyd always had a special place in his heart for little ones.

He was baptized and accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He was a longtime member of Cabool Christian Church and his faith was very important.

Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Lena Taff; sister, Edna Lee; brothers-in-law, Leland Holmes, Paul Knight and Joe Knight; and father- and mother-in-law, Willard and Gladys Knight.

He is survived by his wife, June; his daughter, Sherri and husband Tim Bay; son, Jay Taff and wife Trish; grandchildren, Tymon Bay and wife Kimberly, Melanie and husband Sean Munton, Shelby and husband Aaron Tillery, Taylor Bay, and Colton Taff; great-grandsons, Oliver Bay and Peter Bay; brother, Larry Taff and wife Becky; sister, Linda and husband Darrell Vandivort; sister-in-law, Vivian and husband Tom Alsup; along with many nieces, nephews and a host of wonderful friends and neighbors. He will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 25, 2017, at Cabool Christian Church with Jeff Randleman officiating. Pallbearers were Tymon Bay, Taylor Bay, Sean Munton, Colton Taff, Aaron Tillery, Mike Motzkus and Tim Keller. Honorary pallbearers were Carl Elliott, Nick Matherly, Everett Beller, Glen McKinney, Don Evans and Tom Alsup. Interment was in Cabool Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested contributions be made to Cabool Alumni Park or to Cabool Christian Church.

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