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Troyce Travis Taylor

January 25, 1928 — December 23, 2019

Troyce Travis Taylor

Troyce Travis Taylor Cleveland, MS Troyce Travis Taylor, 91, passed away on December 23, 2019, at Indywood Estates in Cleveland. He was born January 25, 1928 to Andrew Jackson Taylor and Vivie Maude Everett Taylor in the Williamsburg Community in Covington County, Mississippi. He graduated from Collins High School in 1946 after which he enlisted in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged due to hardship exemption. He attended Technical Trade Institute at Prairie, Mississippi, near Aberdeen where he met and married Lyla Jean Jaudon. Their life together included living in Shreveport, Louisiana; Hamilton Community; Las Vegas and Dawson, New Mexico; and Tupelo. They eventually settled in Cleveland where he worked at Delta State University 22 years and retired in 1993. Often called by his last name, Taylor was a soft-spoken, gentleman of few words. He could repair just about anything and was consulted for information about or actually repaired whatever needed repairing. He also was a skilled carpenter who took pleasure in building and refinishing furniture. He was a member of the Cleveland Evening Lions Club and was honored for serving as treasurer for several years. He and Jean also enjoyed RV camping with their close friends Billy and Marie Boswell. Before he retired, he began playing golf which he enjoyed until macular degeneration forced him to put his clubs away. He was an active member of St. Luke United Methodist Church and served as long-time Chairperson of the Board of Trustees. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife of sixty-nine and a half years, whom he affectionally called Lyla Jean; brothers Ercel Everette Taylor, Joseph Jackson Taylor, and Durwood Dalton Taylor; sisters Vaudrille Ladelle Taylor McDonald, Merles Ernelle Taylor Chance, and Geneva Myrtle Taylor Myers. He leaves to cherish his memory daughter DK Baria and husband Lance of Inverness; granddaughter Laura Baria Henson and husband Chase of Tupelo; sister Georgia Ann Taylor Sanders and brother in-law J.C. Sanders of Raymond; sister-in-law Judy Virginia Jaudon and husband, Joe Raburn of Broomfield, Colorado; and great grandsons William Taylor Henson, Wesley Lance Henson, and Reed Chase Henson, along with several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Saturday, January 4, 2020 at St. Luke United Methodist Church beginning at 1:00pm with a memorial service following at 2:00 pm. The family would like to thank Director Paige Givens and the staff at Indywood Estates, Dr. Steven Clark, hospice nurse Marjorie Sappington and hospice caregiver Irma Jean Davenport, along with sitters Rosie Allen and Patricia Walls for their care and support during his last days. Memorials may be made to St. Luke United Methodist Church, 1227 Deering Street, Cleveland, MS 38732 or a charity of choice.

Visitation



1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Tuesday, December 31, 2019
St. Luke United Methodist Church 1227 Deering Street Cleveland, Mississippi, United States

Celebration of Life Service



2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Tuesday, December 31, 2019
St. Luke United Methodist Church 1227 Deering Street Cleveland, Mississippi, United States
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