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William Taylor

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

William Lloyd "Joker" Taylor , 84, of Kennett, formerly of Caruthersville, Mo., died Friday, Oct. 21, 2005, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Born May 31, 1921, in Caruthersville, Mo., son of the late Everett and Ellen Gertrude George Taylor, he was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in WWII. He was a employed at John Deere in Caruthersville.

Survivors include one son, Harold Grubbs and wife, Doris, of Kennett; his companion, Minnie Burnett, of the home; one brother, Charles Taylor, of Caruthersville; one sister, Marie Collins, of Kansas City, Mo.; three grandchildren, Michelle Smith, of Kennett, Robert Trosper, of Piggott, Ark., and Jennifer Grubbs, of St. Louis, Mo.; three great-grandchildren, Erica, Brittany and Courtney Smith, all of Kennett and one great-great-grandchild, Staysha Robertson, of Kennett.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Clyde Taylor and two sisters, Juanita Ford and Magdalene Grubbs.

Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at the Little Prairie Cemetery in Caruthersville with the Rev. Hubert Robinson officiating.

Bradshaw Funeral Home of Kennett was in charge of arrangements.