The Revs. Norman Cotton and Kenny Rogers officiated the services. Burial followed in the Taylor Carr Cemetery.
Mr. Taylor died of natural causes at 12:35 a.m. Monday, April 12, 2010 at Trigg County Hospital.
Mr. Taylor was born April 16, 1932 in Trigg County. He was the son of the late Oscar Boyd and Ora Mae Moore Taylor.
Mr. Taylor was owner of Atlas Flooring Co. in Chicago and owner of Sears Catalog Merchant Co. in Cadiz. He was a US Army Veteran serving in the Korean War. He was of the Baptist Faith.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Billy Joe Taylor, Guy Dell Taylor and Wendell Bruce Taylor; one sister, Barbara Nell Joiner; and one nephew, Wendell Taylor.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Jackie Taylor of Cadiz; one son and daughter-in-law, James Boyd Taylor, Jr. and Jacqueline Taylor of Katy, Texas; one daughter, Debbie Taylor Audas of Katy, Texas; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Bertha and Tom Sumner of Cadiz and Joyce and Jerry Estes of Cadiz; four grandchildren, Stephanie Leigh Audas of Katy, Texas, Stephen Dale Audas Jr. of Cadiz, Emily Theresa Taylor of Katy, Texas, and Hallie Blaine Taylor of Katy, Texas; three great grandchildren, Jenna Danielle Stroud and Stephen Dale Audas, III of Cadiz and Kaileigh Madison Flack of Katy, Texas.
Serving, as pallbearers were Steve Darnall, Billy Freeman, Layton Darnall, Stacey Darnall, John Fuller, and Keith Fuller. Honorary pallbearers were Freddie Wilbar, Stan Baker and Ray Burnam.
Clarissa King, pianist, provided the music at the service.