Obituary for Douglas Taylor, 85

May 25,1932 To July 20,2016,

Visitation
9:30 to 11 AM, Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Friemonth-Freese Funeral Home Fayette, MO

Funeral Services
11 AM, Tuesday, July 26, 2016 @ Friemonth-Freese Funeral Home - Fayette, MO

Interment
Fayette City Cemetery

Memorials
Fayette First Christian Church or a charity of the donors choice

Duane Taylor 1932 – 2016 Fayette resident, Duane Taylor, passed away at his home on July 20, 2016. He was 84 years of age. Douglas Duane Taylor was born in Colfax, IA on May 25, 1932, the son of Vern and Velma Taylor. He graduated from Fayette High School in 1950. Duane served in the U.S. Navy from 1952 to 1956. He was assigned to the USS Bremerton during the Korean War. On October 13, 1956, Duane married Sarah Joann Haggard at the First Baptist Church in Fayette. Together, they have enjoyed nearly 60 years of marriage. Duane worked on the family farm with his father. He worked for Farm Bureau and was head bookkeeper at the Fayette Co-op. Duane also worked 25 years for Boonslick Savings and Loan as Branch Manager, retiring in 1995. He was a member of the First Christian Church, the Fayette Lion’s Club, and also served on the Fayette City Cemetery Board for many years. Duane was a family man who was devoted to his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Joann; son, Doug (Billi) Taylor of Neosho, MO; daughter, Robyn (Mark) Bowman of Amherst, NE; four grandchildren, James (Stephanie) Taylor of Rockaway Beach, OR, Kristen Taylor of Warrensburg, MO, Austin Wells of Kearney, NE and MaKinna Bowman of Amherst, NE; four great-grandchildren, Brooklynn, Harper, Liam and Raegan; two sisters, Mary Jane Pierce of Armstrong, MO and Linda Yaeger of Columbia, MO. Aside from his parents, Duane was preceded in death by his brother, Gail Taylor, and two sisters, Shirley Williams and Sandra Mueller. A Memorial Service for Mr. Taylor will be 11 AM, Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Friemonth-Freese Funeral Home in Fayette with Rev. Harold Young officiating. Visitation with be held before the service from 9:30-11:00 AM. Burial with Military Honors will follow the service at Fayette City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the First Christian Church or a charity of the donor’s choice, in care of Friemonth-Freese Funeral Service.