Paul A. Taylor was born Aug. 12, 1937, at Thayer, Mo., the son of Felix Taylor and Marian Pauline Phillips Taylor. He died March 17, 2009, at Thayer, Mo., at the age of 71.
He was married April 1, 1966, to Mary Lou Gardner.
He enjoyed working with wood and building things and was interested in genealogy and became the family's record keeper. He was a member of the Thayer First Baptist Church where he served as Trustee.
He is survived by: his wife, Mary Lou Taylor of Thayer, Mo.; one step-daughter, Susan Elaine Oldham of Garland, Texas; one brother, Ed Taylor and wife, Lois of Thayer; two sisters, Mary Anne Talley of Mountain Grove, Mo., and Pearl Hines of Thayer; six nephews; two nieces; several great-nephews; great-nieces; cousins; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; one brother, Felix "Bud" Taylor Jr.; one sister, Alice Mix; two nephews, David Walker Taylor and Daniel Edward Taylor; one niece, Barbara Lynn Baker; and two brothers-in-law, Gerald Talley and Tom Mix.
Funeral services were held March 21 in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Mo., with burial following in the Thayer Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home of Thayer.