Richard Gene Taylor, 84, of De Valls Bluff, passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Baptist Medical Center in Stuttgart after 8 days of suffering from double pneumonia and other health issues over the past several months. Richard was a retired farmer; a deacon at the Hazen First Baptist church and a great father and grandfather. He was loved by many and never met a stranger. He was preceded in death by his wife, Inez Taylor four months ago; his mother, Goldie Faupel ; stepdad, Charles Faupel; daughter, Melinda Jo, and dad, Ed Taylor.
Richard is survived by his son, Dean Taylor of De Valls Bluff and grandson, Sawyer Taylor of Jonesboro, Arkansas.
Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., Friday, February 2, 2018 at Westbrook Funeral home in Hazen. Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M., Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the First Baptist church in Hazen with burial in the Oakland Cemetery in De Valls Bluff.