Edward "Bud" Taylor

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Edward "Bud" Taylor, 86 of Rector, formerly of Nimmons, passed from this life on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at his residence. He was born on December 25, 1927, in Nimmons to the late Edd and Celia (Halter) Taylor.

Bud enjoyed farming, and did so from 1962 to 1989, then off-and-on in his later years. He also served his country in the United States Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Steven Ray Taylor and a grandson, Chris Walker.

Bud is survived by his loving wife, Ozella Fay (Bowman) Taylor; one son, Scott and wife Sherry of Piggott; two daughters, Shirley and LeRoy Deck, Jr. of Cape Coral, Fla. and Sheila and Darrel Dale of Rector; one brother, J.W. and Louise Taylor of Nimmons; daughter-in-law, Darline Taylor of Nimmons; grandchildren, Annette Bierkamp of Georgia, Grace Decker of Fla.; Kimberley Dale of Paragould, Corbin Taylor of Piggott, Garrett Rice of Bloomfield, Mo., Braden Taylor of Piggott, Derek Taylor of Conway and Shannon Click of Nimmons; great-grandchildren, Whitney Decker, Brandon Glenfield, Briona Bierkamp, Rielyn Bierkamp, Michael Click and Dylan Click, along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation was held Thursday, June 26, 2014, at the Irby Funeral Home Chapel in Piggott. Funeral services were held Friday, June 27, at the Irby Funeral Home in Piggott with Ken Roden and Richard Benson officiating. Burial followed in Piggott Cemetery.

Those who wish may sign the online guestbook at www.irbyfuneralhome.com or visit the funeral home's Facebook page.

The family has requested memorials to the Alzheimer's Association.