Billy Ray Taylor
September 14, 1939 – April 4, 2019
Billy Ray Taylor, 79, of Paris, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2019, at his home while surrounded by his family. A memorial service, with military honors, has been scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 13th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Chaplain Michael Stone officiating. Following the service the family will receive friends at the home of Bryan & Lisa Taylor. Mr. Taylor, the son of William Bryant Taylor & Virgie Janoe Taylor, was born Sept. 14, 1939, in Hugo, OK. He served in the United States Army as a mechanic with two of those years being spent in Germany. Billy Ray worked as a lineman for Texas Electric, retiring after a career that spanned forty years. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Dean Taylor. Survivors include his wife, Geneva Brownfield Taylor, whom he married on June 27, 1965, building fifty-three years of family and memories, one son, Bryan Taylor & wife Lisa of Paris, a grandson, Jordan Taylor of Paris, one brother, Charles Taylor & wife Mary Jo of Rattan, OK, one sister, Linda Morse of Rattan, OK, two brothers-in-law, Floyd Brownfield & wife Cleda of Paris and Punchie Brownfield & wife Debbie of Sawyer, OK, three sisters-in-law, Linda Brownfield, Betty Lou Brownfield and Betty Francine Brownfield along with several nieces & nephews and a host of friends.
- Memorial Service with Military Honors Saturday, April 13, 2019
- A Gathering of Family and Friends, at the home of Bryan and Lisa, will follow the service.