Cecil E. Taylor

Jan 2, 2018
Taylor, Cecil crop


Family Directed Memorial Service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the Evansdale AMVETS Post 31


One hour prior to the service


Inurnment at a later date in the Garden of Memories Cemetery


May be directed to the family where a memorial fund will be established


Cecil E. Taylor, 78, of Evansdale, died Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at UnityPoint Health Allen Hospital of natural causes. 

He was born March 31, 1939 in Lansing, Tennessee the son of James A. and Minnie Bowling Taylor. His mother died when he was six years old and he was raised in Virginia by his father and stepmother, Cassie Taylor. 

Cecil served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1956-1959. He married Janet Parsley on June 30, 1961 in Wilmington, Delaware. He worked in the Foundry and the Heat Treat Department at John Deere Co. for 30 years, retiring in 1991.

He was a lifetime member of the Evansdale AMVETS Post 31, where he was Chaplain for the last 20 years, volunteer Evansdale Fireman from 1973-1988 and a member of the UAW Local 838.

Cecil and his wife spent the last 20 years wintering in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, he enjoyed golfing, playing pool, very active in the Evansdale AMVETS Post 31, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Survived by: his wife Janet Taylor of Evansdale; two sons, Tim (Karen) Taylor of Wichita, Kansas, Jim (Patti) Taylor of Cedar Falls; one daughter, Bev (Brian) Beck of Washburn; six grandchildren, Michael Taylor of Louisville, Kentucky, Cory Taylor of Cedar Falls, Amanda (Doug) Miller of Cedar Falls, Garrett Beck of Washburn, Tori Taylor of Wichita, Kansas, Brylee Beck of Washburn; two sisters, Letha “Marie” (Pete) Gillespie of Bluefield, West Virginia, Opal Sluss of Tazewell, Virginia; one brother, Howard Hamby of Jacksonville, North Carolina and one sister-in-law, Beulah Hamby of Evansdale.

Preceded in death by: his parents; his stepmother; two sisters, June Taylor and Cleasia Taylor; one brother, Fred Hamby and a sister-in-law, Aurelia “Lea” Hamby.

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  1. Sue Regenild | Jan 05, 2018
    Janet and Family, sorry to hear about Ceceil.  My prayers are with you and your family. Peace Suize Regenold 
  2. jim and linda | Jan 04, 2018

    Janet so sorry to hear about Cecil's passing. Our prayers are with you and family.Ceicil and I had many many great times running around better pool partner.or friend..  Jim and Linda

  3. judy boyles | Jan 04, 2018

    I remember cecil way back when I was about 10 or 12 years old

    He was a helper at john deere for my dad(john Lambert) Cecil and another helper Jack came over to our house to see my dad. we were putting hay in the barn for my horse and my dad put them to work putting hay in the barn. Cecil and I would laugh  how dad put him to work way back then and all those two did was come over to visit .  and that was over 40 years ago.

    Cecil was a good man and a good friend

    will miss you my Friend

    R.I.P Cecil

  4. Tom Cross | Jan 04, 2018

    Cecil is a big part of who I am today.  Even though I have been away from home for a long time, I still think about all the good times I had growing up around him.  Cecil always treated me like I was part of the family.  I know Jimmy and I caused a few of his gray hairs with our shenanigans!  I will raise an Old Milwaukee in his honor.

    You are all in my prayers.  Love you guys, Tom

  5. Jim & Jan Ahlhelm | Jan 04, 2018
    Janet and family-We would like very much to be with you at this sad time but since we just arrived in Florida, it's a good bet we won't make it back. I couldn't have ever found a better best man and friend then Cecil. He will be missed by many people. Maybe the guys can get together at karaoke Saturday and do our rendition of " Man of Constant Sorrow" for him. You are both like family to us.
  6. Tim and Kim Cummings | Jan 04, 2018

    Janet, Tim, Jim and Bev. i am so sorry for your loss. Cecil was a wonderful person and always a smile on his face. He will be missed. Prayers to your family.

  7. Lisa and Carroll Sluss | Jan 03, 2018
    Dear Janet, Tim, Jim, Beverly and family, how sad we are about Cecil's death.  From childhood I have wonderful, special memories of Cecil.  Your visits, our family reunions, time at grandmaw Taylor's house, the laughing, and sharing will be cherished in our hearts.  I am blessed and thankful to have had an Uncle Cecil.  I will remember him fondly.  We love you and we are praying for you.

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