Gary James Taylor, 67, after a long spell of illness has made his final journey to be with The Lord on June 20th.
Gary was born in Benton on Aug. 3, 1945, to parents Joseph Taylor and Lona Chadwick.
Gary was of the Pentecostal faith. He was an employee of Arkla for 13 years and became the owner of Gary’s Detail Service of Benton for 10 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time with his kids, loved God and his grandkids, and was an avid Razorback fan.
He was preceded in death by a son, Tim Taylor; is father, Joseph M. Taylor; his brothers, John “Rex” Taylor and David Williams.
Gary is survived by his wife of 43 years, Norma Taylor of Benton; one son, Gary Todd Taylor and wife Carmen of Benton; two daughters, Tammy Justice and husband Andrew of Paron and Kelly Epperson and husband Jesse of Benton; his mother, Lona Chadwick of Benton; one brother, Clifton Taylor of Bryant; one sister, Barbara Cramer of Elgin, Ill.; two grandchildren, Dallas and Morgan Justice of Paron; several nieces, nephews and friends, all of whom loved him and will miss him dearly.
Funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, June 24, officiated by the Rev. Loy Reese and the Rev. Travis Smith. Burial will follow at Fowler Cemetery in Paron.
Serving as pallbearers are Dallas Justice, Monfity Lawani, Mike Woodall, Eugene Sutton Jason Gibson, and Dennis Burget.
Visitation is set from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at Smith Family Funeral Home, Benton Chapel, located at 322 N. Market St. in Benton
Memorials may be made to Saline Memorial Hospice House.
Arrangements are by Smith Family Funeral Home, Benton Chapel.
For more information, call 501-778-7100.
Online guestbook: www.smithfamilycares.com .