Bob J. Taylor Sr., age 82, of Early, died Sunday evening, Aug. 3, 2008, at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7, in the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Benny M. Allcorn officiating. Burial will follow in the Eastlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

He was born Jan. 5, 1926, in Williams, Texas. He was a former co-owner and operator with his brother of Taylor Oil Company in Early. He served in the U.S. Navy as a pilot and was a Baptist. He was married to Billie Townsend at Early on Oct. 6, 1960. He had been a resident of Brown County all of his life.

He is survived by his wife Billie Taylor of Early; a son, Bobby Joe Taylor Jr. of Early; his daughters, Jan Gonterman and Evelyn Maddox of Early; and a brother, David Taylor and wife Brenda of Early. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

Friends may sign the online guest book at www.heartlandfuneral

home.net.