LONGVIEW, Wash. -- Harold Eugene Taylor, 82, formerly of Parma, died Sept. 8, 2003 at Hospice Care Center.
Born June 14, 1921, in Houston, Ark., son of the late Floyd Eugene and Carrie Elizabeth Spells Taylor, he had lived in Longview for 39 years. He owned and operated Healthcare Inc. Insurance Company until his retirement in 1999. Taylor served as a lieutenant in the Army both in the Pacific and Korea Theaters and was stationed in France after the war. He was president of the Cowlitz County Life Underwriters in 1983 and was a Deacon and longtime member of the Beacon Hill Baptist Church.
On Jan. 13, 1943, in Fort Benning, Ga., he married Sue Martindale, formerly of Parma, who survives of the home.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Ellen Ward in 1999.
In addition to his wife, survivors include: three sons and daughters-in-law; David H. and Colleen Taylor of Longview, Bradley M. and Susan Taylor of Tulsa, Okla., and Paul B. and Debbie Taylor of Spokane; two daughters and sons-in-law, Karen S. and Paul Mugge of Sutherland, Iowa, and Jean M. and Dan McArthur of Vancouver, Wash.; two sisters, Joyce M. Bennett of Clinton, Mo., and Mona L. McReynolds of Sikeston, Mo.; his uncle, Ervin Taylor of Sikeston; his aunt, Erma Davidson of Little Rock, Ark.; and 18 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Services were conducted Sept. 12, 2003, at Longview First Baptist Church with Rev. David Rouse and Rev. Dan McArthur officiating.
Burial followed in Longview Memorial Park.
Arrangements were made by Steele Chapel.