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Henry R. Taylor (01-22-2015)
Henry R. Taylor, a retired businessman, passed away
Thursday, January 2, 2015, at the age of 92, after an extended
illness. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, January
4, 2015 at the First Baptist Church of Farmerville with Rev.
Kurt Auger and Bro. Ronnie Parks officiating. Visitation
was held from 1:30 - 3 p.m. at the church. Interment followed
at Rocky Branch Cemetery under the direction of Golden
Mr. Taylor, born in Mangham, grew up in Swartz, raised
his family in Monroe and retired to Farmerville on Lake
D’Arbonne.. While healthy, he was an active member and
deacon of First Baptist Church of Farmerville and had
served as a deacon at two other churches in his earlier years.
Mr. Taylor was a proud veteran of the United States Marine
Corps during World War II and served on the islands of
Tarawa, Saipan, Tinian, and Okinawa with the 2nd Marine
Division. He was a member of the occupied forces of Japan.
Following the war, Mr. Taylor returned home to Swartz
and enrolled at the then Northeast Louisiana Junior College
where he met the love of his life, Juanita Burford
Taylor, whom he married in August of 1947. Following
completion of course requirements at junior college, they
moved to Baton Rouge where he earned his electrical engineering
degree from LSU. Spurning offers from some of
the largest manufacturers of electrical components, the
couple returned to the Monroe area to be close to their
parents and began a family of their own. For many years
he worked as a salesman for Murco, Inc. which he helped
form in the early 1950s. Mr. Taylor was a past member
of the Monroe City School Board, an associate member
of the National Electrical Contractors Association and a
current member of the VFW Post in Farmerville. When
healthy, he was an avid fisherman and an active member
of his church, whose congregation was very dear to him.
Mr. Taylor is preceded in death by: His wife of over 55 years; and
his parents, Mack Henry Taylor and Gladys Byargeon Taylor.
He is survived by: Two sons – Glenn R. Taylor of Farmerville
and Paul R. Taylor of Mountain Home, Texas; his
grandchildren – Kelly Taylor Geist and her husband Jared
of Shreveport, Jeff G. Taylor and his wife Amanda Estep
Taylor of Allen, Texas; as well as four great grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were Dale Buford, Tim Tettleton,
Jarrell Matkins Jr., Wayne West, Jeff Taylor and Leslie
Memorials may be made to: First Baptist Church, 400
North Main St., Farmerville, La. 71241