Julian G. “Bo” Taggart was born Jan. 5, 1923, in Little Rock to F.N. and Willie Taggart.
He died peacefully April 11, 2013, at Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant.
Bo was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Maxine Lively Taggart; a daughter, Glenda Sue Taggart Mesa; two sisters, Katherine Borghetti and Clara Mains; and two brothers, Beyrl and Tom Taggart.
He is survived by three sons, Frank Taggart and wife Iris of Benton, Jim Taggart and wife Robin of Perryville and Dan Taggart of Gainesville, Fla.
Bo also leaves behind five grandchildren, Nathan Taggart, Faith Taggart, Jennifer Cruz, Heather Griffin and Christina Taggart; several great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends.
He served with honor as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division during World War II. He worked as a floor mechanic for years, installing tile floors in many of this area's public buildings and schools.
Bo loved to hunt, fish, golf, and go for walks. Through these hobbies, he made many great friends.
A graveside service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, at Forest Hills Memorial Park in Alexander.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 15, at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home (315-4947) in Benton.