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William Wesley Taylor

Forsyth, IL, 1942 - 2022

The family of William and Joyce Taylor will be hosting a combined celebration of life service in their memory, on Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 2 until 4 p.m. at the Grace Baptist Church, 2409 W. New Hope Road, Rogers, Ark., 72758. A graveside inurnment for William will take place at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 23, 2022, at the Wirth Cemetery in Wirth, Ark. William and Joyce were united in marriage on December 24, 1990, in Lowell, Ark., and together, they were members of the Grace Baptist Church in Rogers, Ark.
Joyce Ann Taylor, 84, of Forsyth, Illinois, formerly of Rogers, Ark., passed away Monday, November 22, 2021, in her home. She was born in Shenandoah, Iowa, on October 8, 1937, the daughter of Beryl Christensen. Joyce worked as a laborer in the Tyson chicken factory, and she enjoyed sewing, cooking, and crafting. She was preceded in death by her mother; son, Glen Daily; and brother, Robert Christensen.
William Wesley Taylor, 79, of Forsyth, Illinois, formerly of Rogers, Arkansas, passed away at 12:45 a.m. on Sunday, April 17, 2022, at Taylorville Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taylorville, Illinois. He was born on October 31, 1942 in Wirth, Ark., the son of Cecil W. and Angello M. (Angotti) Taylor. Mr. Taylor proudly served his country with the United States Marine Corps from 1962 until 1966. Bill retired from First Brands as a machine operator, and previously worked as a tow truck driver and on an ambulance crew. He loved spending time outdoors, especially while fishing and deer hunting. Bill loved to visit with anyone he could, he never knew a stranger. Bill loved stock car racing and delighted in being able to share that passion with his sons. More than anything, he adored his grandchildren, and he lit up anytime he could spend time with them. He is survived by his sons: William W. Taylor II of Puyallup, Wash., and Edward Taylor (Randy) of Forsyth, Illinois; grandchildren: Cayden Taylor and Adalynn Taylor, both of Forsyth; sisters, Mae Whiteside of West Fork, Ark., Mildred Hampton (Lee) of Lead Hill, Ark., Lily Dees of Lowell, Ark., and Eunice Smith of Mammoth Spring, Ark.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

Published May 15, 2022