ESSEX - Vesteen Taylor, 81, died Feb. 15, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born Dec. 16, 1920, in Manilla, Ark, he was the son of the late Sam and Mary Elizabeth Woody Taylor.
On March 4, 1947, in Piggott, Ark., he married Mary Juanita Quick who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: five sons, Rondal Taylor of Essex, Roger Taylor, Lynn Taylor and Vesteen Taylor Jr. of Sikeston, and Rodney Taylor of Fullton, Tenn.; five daughters, Melba Hardin, Janet Robinson and Sandra Smith of Union City, Tenn., Freda Stidman of Dexter and Debra Sexton of Marion, Ark.; one brother, James Taylor of Elwood, Ind.; and 24 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held after 3 p.m. today at DeLisle Funeral Home where services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday with the Rev. John Paul Benning officiating.
Burial will follow in the Portageville Cemetery.