EIGHTY-EIGHT – Donald Rex Taylor, age 82, passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at the TJ Samson Community Hospital. He was born on July 28, 1940, to the late Archie Delmar and Hazel Cary Taylor.
At the age of fifteen, Donald began running a bulldozer and went on to make it his lifelong career. Dirt work was his passion, he was good at it and it made him proud. He always held dear the people and friendships he made through his years of operating heavy equipment. Donald was also of the Methodist faith. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren were his pride and joy.
He is survived by his wife, Rebecca (Becky) Evans Taylor. On November 7, they would have been married for 57 years. In addition to his wife, survivors include one daughter, Belinda Houchens and husband Tony of Glasgow; one grandson, Bart Houchens and wife Kelsey of Glasgow; and granddaughter, Brilee Edwards and husband Justin of Glasgow; four great-grandchildren, Lakin, Sloan, and Tate Houchens, and Lennon Edwards; two brothers, Wilson Taylor and wife Carolyn of Summer Shade, and Larry Joe Taylor of Eighty-Eight; special niece, Cindy Taylor Corbin; special cousin, Becky Foster; as well as many other nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Janice Akins and Gaye Bernice Taylor; and two brothers, Doug and Jimmie Taylor.
Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, November 6, 2022, at 2:00 PM from the chapel of the McMurtrey Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Refuge Cemetery in Eighty-Eight. Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2022, from 3-7 PM at the funeral home, and will continue on Sunday, November 6 from 8 AM until service time at 2 PM.