Larry Michael Taylor, 52, of Jonesboro died Monday, Nov. 21, 2005, at his residence. Born at Jonesboro, he lived most of his life as a resident of Jonesboro. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and hunting. He served as a deputy sheriff for the Craighead County Sheriff's Department and a state trooper for the Arkansas State Police. He owned and operated Couch's Barbeque of Paragould.
Survivors include his wife, Debra Taylor of the home; a daughter, Ashley Layne, and son-in-law, Chip Layne, of Jonesboro; a stepson, Seth Elder of Jonesboro; three brothers, Gaylon Taylor of Jonesboro, Bill Taylor of Monette, and Ronnie Taylor of Paragould; and two grandchildren, Taylor and Whitlee Layne.
He was preceded in death by his parents, O.A. Taylor, Jr. and Sue Couch Taylor; his grandparents, O.A. Taylor Sr., and Vivian Taylor, and Frank Couch Sr. and Isadore Couch.
Pallbearers were Gaylon Taylor, Bill Taylor, Ronnie Taylor, Chip Layne, Seth Elder, Kenny Phillips, Jim Johnston, Lynn Scott, Dave Carter and Floyd Stonecipher.
Honorary pallbearers included Matthew Taylor, Brooks Taylor, Larry Grissom, members of the Sure Shot Hunting Club, and employees of Couch's BBQ of Paragould.
The funeral was held at 3 p.m. Friday at Emerson Memorial Chapel in Jonesboro with Danny Taylor officiating. Burial was in Pine Log Cemetery near Brookland.
The family requests anyone wishing to leave a lasting memorial consider St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis 38105.
To sign online guest register, persons may go to www.emersonfuneralhome.com.