Lawrence O. Taylor, 1929-2015

L.O. Taylor

L.O. Taylor

The Rev. Lawrence Odell Taylor, 85, of Forrest City, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at VA Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn.

Born Wednesday, April 3, 1929, in Marshall, Texas, he was the son of the late Mr. Issacc Taylor and the late Mrs. Terah Hunt Taylor. He was the husband of Mrs. Mae Glover Taylor. He was retired from Universal Life Insurance Co., and was a member of Beth Salem Baptist Church. He was a retired associate member of the Arkansas Conference, having served appointments at Ebenezer UMC Conway and Kynette UMC.

Survivors include his wife, Mae Glover Taylor of Forrest City; daughters, Rosalyn Shumpert-Boone of Chicago, Cheryl Brooks of Dallas, Terah Bias of Houston, Shauna Taylor of Phoenix and Tiffany Sykes-Brown of Fayetteville; a sister, Janis Prat of Los Angeles; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Mrs. Anthony R. Harris, and a sister, Mana Taylor. A funeral service was held on Sunday, March 29, at Beth Salem Baptist Church in Forrest City. Interment followed in West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, Memphis.