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William (Bill) Arthur Taylor, Sr. left this world for a better place on June 2, 2020, at his home in John Knox Village, Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

Bill was born on June 5, 1938, to Isiah and Ella Taylor in Brewton, Alabama.

Bill attended T.R. Miller High School in Brewton. After graduation, he married Louise Annette Watson on August 27, 1957.

Bill enlisted in the Army and was stationed in Italy and received an honorable discharge in 1960.

In 1966, he landed a job at the GM Fairfax Plant in Kansas City and retired from there on September 1, 1996.

Bill loved fishing on Truman Lake and visiting his Amish “family” to purchase vegetables and flowers.

He is survived by his wife Louise, who resides at John Knox Care Center; brother, Frank Taylor of Brewton, Alabama; and sister, Nell Gerrard of Pensacola, Florida; daughter, Martha Gard (Mike) of Kingsville, Missouri; son, Artie Taylor (Ileasha) of Centerview, Missouri; five grandchildren, Lisa Stoyko (Eric), Sarah Holdmeyer (Steve), Erica Kee (Adam), Ashley Beason (Keith), Zachary Taylor; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Bill was preceded in death by his mother and father; seven brothers; and three sisters.

Family members will take Bill home and celebrate his life at a private ceremony in Brewton, Alabama at his plot he has waiting.

Arrangements entrusted to Campbell-Cast Funeral Home, Holden, Missouri. Online Condolences may be left at

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