Joe Taylor, Jr. of Ranger

Joe Taylor, Jr., 86, of Ranger passed away on August 8, 2012 at his residence following a long illness. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 11, 2012 at the Morris Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim Davis officiating. Burial will follow at the Taylor Cemetery, Cove Creek with military graveside rites by American Legion Post 93, Kenova. He was born on March 13, 1926 to the late Joseph Taylor, Sr. and Carrie Caldwell Taylor. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his loving wife Beatrice Frazier Taylor, son Joe Taylor, Jr., daughters Wanda and Connie Taylor; son and grandson Joey & Joe Taylor, brothers Glen, James and Elba Taylor; sister in law Maxine Taylor; sisters Gladys Frazier, Opal Maynard and Melba Worrall and brother in laws Archie Frazier, Frank Maynard and Roy Worrall. Surviving is his son Emmett (Debbie) Taylor of Tennessee; Heston (Joyce) Taylor of Ranger, Daughters Gladys (Lester) Queen of Ohio, Donna (Ivan) Marcum of Kentucky, brothers Frank (Dona) Taylor, Sam (Myrtle) Taylor, Mark (Chris) Taylor and sisters Mayme (Ransom) Wiley and Anna Lou (Bobby) Bell. He was also blessed with 10 Grandchildren and 13 Great Grandchildren and two very special nieces: Cheryl & Carol Smith. Friends called from 6-9 p.m. Friday at the Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne. Family will serve as pallbearers.