Eddie Eugene Taylor

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Eddie Eugene Taylor, 64, of Leachville, passed away Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center. He was born Dec. 8, 1950, in Paragould. He had worked at Kirk Equipment in Paragould for 18 years and Baker's Implement in Monette. He enjoyed fishing and participating in tractor pulls and stock car racing.

He is survived by his wife, Janie Taylor; his mother, Betty Wright Taylor of Leachville; his children, Gerri Taylor (Mark Burns) of Hoxie and Jeff Taylor of Leachville; a sister and husband, Regina and Robin Welch of Leachville; grandchildren, Bailey Wilbanks and William "Billy" Jasper Ditto, both of Hoxie, and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, C.A. Taylor; a brother, Jerry Taylor, and a sister, Linda Taylor.

A celebration of his life will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, at Gregg Funeral Home in Monette with Eddie Dunigan officiating. Burial will follow at Macey Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Gregg Funeral Home in Monette.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Jack Gathright, Randy Honey, Michael Ladding, Scott Hutcheson, Robin Welch and Chris Taylor.

Lasting memorials may be sent to the Children's Home in Paragould.