SIKESTON - Donald Taylor, 71, died Aug. 3, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born June 18, 1936, in Reyno, Ark., the son of Lillie King Taylor of Sikeston and the late Dempse Taylor, he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a member of the Baptist faith. He had worked for Chambers Electric before retiring.
He married Norma Gordon who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two daughters, Rhonda Sue Harkness of Des Arc and Karen Usmani of Houston; one stepson, Kenneth Thomason of Avert; one stepdaughter, Tonya Bailey of Dexter; five sisters, Ruthine Counts Modglin and Betty Taylor of Sikeston, Lequita Morris of Norman, Ark. and Charlotte Taylor Drury and Bunny Taylor Keesee of Cape Girardeau; two brothers, Glen Taylor of St. Louis and Billy Taylor of Gulfport, Miss.; and 10 grandchildren, Randy Eskew II, Danielle Naile, Brandy Gail Taylor, Kimberly Davis, Farrah, J.J. Miriam Usmani, Tiffany Duncan and Michael and Daniel Christman; and six great grandchildren.
A beloved nephew, Glen M. Taylor Jr. preceded him in death.
Visitation is from 1 p.m. until time of services at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home.
A dinner will follow at the Eagles Club in Sikeston.
Burial will follow at a later date in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery with full military honors.