CLIFFORD W. TAYLOR

              U. S. NAVY

                                          

                           CLIFFORD  L. TAYLOR - US NAVY - SAN DIEGO, CA

                                                      LOUISIANA AO3 US NAVY

Gardens of Memories, Row 11, Garden of the Lord's Supper, Lot 42, Space 7

                          

CLIFFORD L. TAYLOR BORN 22 APRIL 1937 DIED 27 JULY 1968

                                                          Photographed by:  Robert W. (Terri) Billeck

                            

                                                Photographed by: Ann Mays Harlan

Graduated from MHS with the Class of 1955. Clifford was the second son of

Floy Bell Taylor born 7 September born 1913 died 20 June 1990 and Onnie L. Taylor.

LeeRoy, the eldest son was drafted into the army, the football injury he had sustained at the University of Arkansas acted up again and he was sent home shortly after basic camp.

The third Cleve W. Taylor was drafted in Nov. 1961 and served as a clinical psychology specialist with the 49th Med. Batallion in the 1st AD at Ft. Hood for two years. They were sent to Ft. Stewart Ga. They were ready to invade Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis, but Cleve saw no action except as a member of the 1st AD Chorus as a cast member in a couple of plays. Cleve is the only son living of Onnie and Floy Bell Taylor today.

Raymond was the fourth and  youngest son. He got his draft notice, he was in line for his physical, he and all the other married men were pulled out of line and sent home...married men had just got exempted. 

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Clifford Taylor died July 1968 in a motorcycle accident. He was survived by his wife, Margie Kirkley Taylor, a son Stuart Taylor and a daughter, Sheryl Taylor. He had three brothers, Leroy Taylor, Cleve Taylor and Raymond Taylor. He is interred in the Gardens of Memory Cemetery on Row 6, Section 2 of the Lord's supper.

Minden Press-Herald, Thursday, July 18, 1968 - Local Man Is Injured Seriously  

C. L. "Spot" Taylor, Minden, was seriously injured yesterday about 6 p.m. when the motorcycle he was riding was in collision with another vehicle.  The accident happened on the Sibley Road just north of the Interstate 20 turnoff. According to the report made by State Police Troop G officer Billy J. Wiggins, a car driven by Hosie J. Robinson pulled out in front of the motorcycle.  When the two vehicles collided, Taylor was thrown over the hood of the car to the roadway.

Taylor received emergency treatment at the Minden Sanitarium and was then taken to Schumpert Hospital in Shreveport.  According to a member of the man's family, last night he underwent an operation to remove a blood clot from his brain.  Hospital authorities list his condition as critical.

Taylor is employed as driver of a bread truck in Minden.  He graduated from Minden High School in 1955.  

 Minden Press-Herald, Monday, July 29, 1968 - Rites For C. L. Taylor Held Today  

Funeral services for Clifford Leon (Spot) Taylor, 31, who died Friday morning in Schumpert Sanitarium from injuries sustained 10 days earlier in an automobile-motorcycle accident in Minden, will be at 2 p.m. today in the Green-Kleinegger Funeral Home Chapel.

Officiating will be the Rev. R. E. Chapman and the Rev. W. O. Lynch.  Interment will be in the Gardens of Memory. Mr. Taylor, a route salesman for Sunbeam Bakeries, was a native of Doyline, a graduate of Minden High School and a Navy veteran.  He was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Margie K. Taylor; one son, Stewart Taylor; one daughter, Sheryl Taylor and his parents, Mr. & Mrs. O. L. Taylor, all of Minden.  Also, three brothers, Leroy Taylor of Eunice, Cleve Taylor of Boston, Mass. and Raymond Taylor of Minden; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Myrtle Taylor of Minden and a number of aunts and uncles.

Pallbearers are to be Jeff Spillers, Bob Igo, Charles Roberts, Joe Guthrie, James Whitlock, Ed Kennedy, Elbert Spillers and Byron Gilbert.