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Odes Uvaldor Taylor

Greenville Herald Banner
August 4, 2006

Odes Uvaldor Taylor of Campbell died Aug. 2, 2006, in Greenville. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home chapel. Burial will be at Brigham Cemetery. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Born Dec. 1, 1922, in Gladewater, he was the son of Daffin and Velma Holden Taylor. He married Vena Jones on Oct. 12, 1942, in Chickasha, Okla. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1952 and was stationed in Adak, Alaska, where he received the World War II Victory medal, American Theatre and Good Conduct medal. Mr. Taylor worked at E-Systems from 1956 and retired in 1975 with a medical disability. He was a retired pastor, having served at several Baptist churches in and around Hunt County from 1965 to 1990. He was a member of the Wolfe City Excelsior Masonic Lodge 505 where he was a 32nd Degree Mason. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Freda Taylor of Campbell; daughters and sons-in-law Shirley and Jimmy Sloan of Greenville and Deborah and Ricky Sanders of Campbell; sisters Myrl Tosh of Cove, Ark., Hollie Carmin of Minnesota, Edna Webb of Houston and Margie Cain of Henderson; grandchildren Chris Moser, Baret Sanders, Jeff Sanders and Jeff Branch of Greenville, Glenn Taylor and Shayla Taylor of Campbell; Bradley Sloan of McKinney, Gary Taylor of Mesquite, Carisa Greer of Merit and Jessie Branch of Commerce; 18 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and special friends and caregivers Joanne Lewis of Greenville and First Choice Healthcare agency in Commerce. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years; a brother, Glenn Douglas Taylor; two sisters, Mildred Taylor and Virginia Drew; and grandson Rodney Taylor. Pallbearers will be Chris Moser, Baret Sanders, Glenn Taylor, Gary Taylor, Jeff Sanders, Jessie Branch and Jeff Branch. Honorary pallbearers will be Shayla Taylor, Jacob Taylor, Weldon Sloan and Gary Lee Taylor.

Submitted by Elaine Nall Bay

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