Delmar Doak Taylor. Jr., 83, of Louin, Mississippi, passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2020, at Rush Hospital in Meridian, Mississippi. He was born Monday, December 14, 1936, in Smithville, Tennessee.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020, from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Magee, Mississippi, and on Sunday, March 1, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. until the service time at 2:30 p.m. from the chapel of Colonial Chapel Funeral Home.
Graveside services and interment will be 11: AM Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at Whorton Springs Cemetery in Smithville, Tennessee, with Military Honors conducted by the Veterans Honor Guard. Bro. Jeff Martin and Bro. Nathan Yates will officiate.
Mr. Taylor was a member of Clear Springs Baptist Church. He served our country in the United States Navy for twelve years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother. He was a life member of ASHRAE Society. He was an active member of Pineville Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed riding his horses and mules, spending time on his tractor, and most of all spending time with his family that he loved dearly.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Delmar Doak, Sr. and Lillian F. Taylor; one son, Jeffrey Austin Taylor; one daughter, Sherri Gayle Taylor; and one brother, Donald Green Taylor.
Survivors include his loving wife of 61 years Christina G. Taylor of Clear Springs Community in Smith County, Mississippi; three sons, Christopher Taylor (Barbara), Gary Taylor (Carmen), and Greg Taylor (Melissa) all of Brandon; eight grandchildren, David Taylor (Amy), Cory Taylor (Amanda), Daniel Taylor (Heather), Andy Taylor (Holly), Nikki Miles (Adam), Logan Taylor, Sydney Taylor, and Austin Taylor; six great-grandchildren, Noah Taylor, Emma Taylor, Morgan Taylor, Bailee Taylor, Ben Taylor, and Colt Miles; a host of other family members and friends.
Pallbearers will be Christopher Taylor, Gary Taylor, Greg Taylor, Logan Taylor, Daniel Taylor, and Andy Taylor.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to be made to Wounded Warriors of Mississippi, 1357 Wade Patrick Road, Brandon, Mississippi, 39042, www.woundedwarriorsofms.com.
A special thank you to the caregivers of Home InStead and Mr. Wilch Moore for helping with transportation.
DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the local arrangements.
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