Doyl Taylor


Doyl Taylor, 85, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, March 17, 2017, in Longview.
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 20, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Interment will follow at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Mr. Taylor was born July 22, 1931, in Shelby County, to Jim Crawford Taylor and Mary Jane Daniels Taylor.  He enjoyed farming, playing dominoes with friends and spending time with his family.  Mr. Taylor was a member of Center Missionary Baptist Church.
He is survived by
Betty Ann Cockrell and husband, David, of Longview, Texas
Cynthia Gayle Green and husband, Jerry, of Hallsville, Texas
Rachel Stallard and husband, Jack, of Kilgore, Texas
Lance Cockrell and wife, Jessica, of Lindale, Texas
Casey Cockrell and wife, Amie, of Spring Hill, Texas
Jeremy Green and wife, Jonette, of Bossier City, Louisiana
Jacob Green and wife, Anansa, of Odessa, Texas
Jordan Elizabeth Heersche and husband, Jason, of Rosa Mond, California
Great Grandchildren:
Kyle Stallard, Connor Cockrell, Nathan Cockrell, Elizabeth Cockrell, Benjamin Cockrell, Evan Cockrell, Emery Cockrell, Josiah Green, Elijah Green, Josephine Green, Wade Green, Oliver Green, Charlie Heersche
Sister: Faye Ashley of Joaquin
Harold English and wife, Francis, of Keithville, Louisiana
Ray Fisher of Pelican, Louisiana
Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
Preceded in death by
Wife: Betty Doris Taylor
Parents: Jim Crawford Taylor and Mary Jane Daniels Taylor
Brothers: Chester Taylor, Kurnel Taylor, Orlean Taylor, J.C. Taylor, Ray Taylor
Sisters: Clister Brown, Annie Emmons, Lela Godwin, Rose Youngblood
Pallbearers will be Lance Cockrell, Jeremy Green, Casey Cockrell, Jacob Green, Jack Stallard and Jerry Cockrell.
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