Louis Russell Taylor, Jr. 83, Centralia, MO passed away Monday, November 21, 2022, at the Heritage Hall Nursing Center in Centralia, MO. He was born March 3, 1939, in Paris, MO the son of the late Louis R. Taylor, Sr. and Mabel Charlene (Boyer) Taylor. On July 3, 1966, he was united in marriage to Doris (Gibler) Taylor.
In addition to his wife Doris of 56 years, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by two sons Mark Taylor of Centralia, MO and Paul Taylor of Centralia, MO; two daughters Kelly Taylor of Columbia, MO and Shauna Tuggle and her husband Jeremy of Centralia, MO; two brothers Howard Taylor and his wife Mai of Tacoma, WA and Donald Taylor of Paris, MO; six grandchildren Kelsi Wade, Michael Taylor, Kayln Taylor, A.J. Tuggle, Isaac Tuggle and Ian Tuggle; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents, one sister Betty Graupman preceded him in death.
Russell worked as a maintenance mechanic at A.B. Chance Co. in Centralia, MO for over 30 years and served as a trustee for the union. He enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing, and traveling. Along with their family, Russell and Doris were able to travel to all 50 states.
Private family services will be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital, c/o Oliver Funeral Home, P.O. Box 125, Centralia, MO 65240. Condolences may also be made to the family at www.oliverfuneralhome.net