William Taylor

William Taylor

Tuesday, August 12th, 1930 Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

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Obituary for William B. Taylor Jr.

William B. Taylor, Jr., age 89, of Troy, Illinois, formerly of Murphysboro, passed away at 7:20 a.m. Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at his daughter's home, where he had made his residence, in Troy, Illinois.

William was born on August 12, 1930, in DeSoto, Illinois, to William B. Taylor, Sr. and Faye (Caldwell) Taylor.

He had served during the Korean Conflict in the U.S. Army.

Mr. Taylor retired after working for 30 years at General Motors at St. Louis, Missouri, where he painted cars.

Bill was an avid Cardinal Baseball fan and enjoyed fishing.

He was a really good husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.

Bill married Virginia Reeder on September 23, 1951, and she preceded him in death on March 31, 1993.

He is survived by four children, seven grandchildren, and four great grandchildren: Nancy (David) Hall of Murphysboro and her children Amanda (Travis) Shands and Shannon (Shariff Shakir) Dossey; Sharon (Don) McDowell of Troy, IL and their two children: Christopher McDowell and Don (Michelle) McDowell and their two children Landan and Carson McDowell; Tammy (Steve) Mahaney of Castalian Springs, TN and their son Steve (Alicia) Mahaney and their children Ayden and Avery Mahaney; and Dale Taylor of Hartsville, TN and his children Samantha Taylor and Dale Taylor, Jr.

and one daughter in law Debbie Taylor of Trenton, Illinois.

He was preceded in death by one son William B. Taylor, III, three great grandchildren, two sisters Olga Batteau and Jewel Whipkey and a one year old sister Billy June Taylor.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 9, 2019, at Pettett Funeral Home and burial will be at DeSoto Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The family would prefer memorials to be made to the Hospice of the donor's choice. For more information, please visit

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    Pettett Funeral Home
    1418 South St.
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    Saturday, November 9th, 2019
    9:00am - 11:00am
  • Service

    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Pettett Funeral Home
    1418 South St.
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    Saturday, November 9th, 2019
  • Interment

    DeSoto Cemetery
    Ash Street
    DeSoto, IL
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Deepest sympathy to his family and friends. Benny Johnson. Castalian Springs TN
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