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Austin Earl Taylor, 76, Ava, passed away, Sunday, April 24, 2005, in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield.
He was born Feb. 8, 1929, in Gradeyville, Ky., the son of Durard and Anna Lee (Coomer) Taylor. On Oct. 19, 1950, he and Opal Lois Humes were united in marriage in Argo, Ill.
Austin was a retired machinist employed by the auto industry. During retirement he enjoyed mowing the lawn, being outdoors and traveling with his wife. For relaxation he attended garage sales and auctions. He was a dedicated father, husband, and family man. He also attended the Brush Arbor Church of God, Mansfield.
Austin was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers and one sister.
In passing he leaves love and confidence to his family descendants, including his wife Opal Lois; five sons, Roger Taylor and wife, Rebecca, Steve Taylor and wife, Diane, both of Ava, Vernon Taylor, of Jefferson City, Johnny Taylor, of Lake of the Ozarks, and David Taylor, Pine Bluff, Ark.; one daughter, Esther Terry, and husband, Jerry, of Ava; one brother, Dalton Taylor, of Houston, Texas; one sister, Ruth Moss, of Mars Chapel, Ky.; nine grandchildren; other extended family members and several friends.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 27, in the First General Baptist Church, under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ava, with Pastor Kenneth Cowan and Pastor Tim Brubeck officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, north of Ava.
Visitation was held from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in the First General Baptist Church.
Memorial donations may be made to the Mt. Zion Cemetery, C/O Barnes Family Funeral Home, PO Box 65, Ava, Missouri 65608.