Gary Keith Taylor, 71, of Shady Point, OK passed away Monday, February 19, 2018 in Fayetteville, AR. Gary was born December 20, 1946, in Poteau, OK to Willard Keith & Helen Ione (Branson) Taylor. He was a veteran of the US Army, serving in Vietnam. He received the rank of Specialist E-6. Gary was awarded the Purple Heart, Four-Leaf Clover, Silver Star, & more to be listed later. He was preceded in death by his parents & brother in law, Robert Farmer.
Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Abigail; sons, Lundy Taylor & wife Cindy of Stilwell, OK, Dusty Taylor & wife Tonya of Tampa, FL; daughters, Elizabeth Forman & husband Bryan of Meeker, OK, Sarah Scarberry & husband Vernon, Jr. of Heavener, OK; 18 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; sister, Joan Farmer of Tulsa, OK; uncle, Bob Branson of Poteau, OK; Aunt, Oleta Taylor of Alma, AR; other relatives, loved ones and friends.
Services will be 2 pm, Friday, February 23, 2018 at Victory Worship Center, Spiro, OK with Rev. Bryan Fouts officiating. Interment will follow in Shady Point Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Lundy Taylor, Dusty Taylor, David McFarland, Bryan Forman, Vernon Scarberry, Daniel Taylor. Honorary Pallbearers will be Tex Williamson, Roger Kite, Billy Hammers, Bob Branson, Bobby Marchant, Harry Killion, Mike Doyle & Dennis Doyle.
The family will be at the funeral home on Thursday from 6-8 pm to visit with relatives & friends.