Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada for Sgt. First Class (Ret.) Larry James “Duck” Taylor, 71, of Cascilla, who died on Thursday, May 27, surrounded by his family. Burial followed in North Shady Grove Cemetery at Cascilla. The Rev. Mark Moore officiated. The family received friends one hour prior to the service on Tuesday, June 1, at McKibben and Guinn.
Mr. Taylor was born on Dec. 3, 1949, in Charleston to Robert Lee and Elizabeth Richardson Taylor. He attended school in Cascilla and Charleston and upon graduation, enlisted in the United States Air Force and later the Mississippi Army National Guard. He served our country honorably and proudly for more than 20 years until his retirement. He had many passions in life, but those he held most dear were his son, grandchildren and his country.
His pride and joy, his son, Sgt. Michael D. Taylor; his parents; one sister, Betty Taylor, and numerous other family members, preceded Mr. Taylor in death and were there to welcome him to the Glory Land.
Survivors include, his daughter-in-law, Kalena Taylor; granddaughter, Mikayla Taylor; grandsons, Dominic Taylor and Aiden Taylor, all of Nesbit; two sisters, Virginia Mullen and Shirley O’Bryant, both of Cascilla; two brothers, Robert L. Taylor and Donnie Taylor, both of Cascilla and a large loving immediate and extended family.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Nine Line Foundation at www.ninelinefoundation.org or your local VFW.
Online condolences can be expressed to the family at www.mckibbenandguinn.com
McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada was in charge of arrangements.