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“Connie, Bart, Jennifer, Michael, Cynthia, Jacqueline, Andrea, and all the family...Bill and I are so sorry for your tremendous loss. BH was such a...Read More »
1 of 29 | Posted by: Margaret Davis - Concord, AR

“I want to send my condolences to your family. I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I knew the Taylor family from school and growing up in Bald...Read More »
2 of 29 | Posted by: Judy Brooks - Dallas, TX

“Connie, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
3 of 29 | Posted by: Sheila Wood - Searcy, AR - Friend

“I am so sorry for your loss. Know that many prayers are being said to help you though this time.Dianna ”
4 of 29 | Posted by: Dianna Jourdan - Fort Smith, AR

“Our thoughts and prayers for Taylor family. Andy & Denise Caldwell ”
5 of 29 | Posted by: Denise CALDWELL - LITTLE ROCK, AR

“To Connie and family, I am so very sorry for the loss of your very special loved one. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. BH is no longer...Read More »
6 of 29 | Posted by: Teresa Dale - Coworker

“May God be with the wonderful Taylor family at this sad time of BH's homecoming to his Heavenly Father's home. Many memories flow through my mind as...Read More »
7 of 29 | Posted by: Danna Corbitt - Searcy, AR

“Thinking of you and your family at this sad time. Sending hugs across the miles. ”
8 of 29 | Posted by: Robbie Pettit - Friendswood, TX

“Connie, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family ”
9 of 29 | Posted by: Sue Huskey - Beebe

“My heart is breaking today.Was always good to Bill and I.Love prayers to Bark Earlene Mike and family ”
10 of 29 | Posted by: Aunt Geraldine Weed - Sterling

“Connie, I am so sorry for your loss. May God wrap his arms around you and carry you through this sorrow. ”
11 of 29 | Posted by: Debbie Collie - Newport, AR

“Oh Connie and Kids, my words cannon help with your loss, but just remember we are here for your. God be with you. ”
12 of 29 | Posted by: Judy & David - Russell, AR

“Worked for this man on his farm in my younger days wonderful man was an honor to have know him may God wrap his loving arms around your family ”
13 of 29 | Posted by: Bud sellers - Searcy, AR - Friend

“It is still hard to believe he gone he always had a smile on his face. ”
14 of 29 | Posted by: Renee Weed - Family

“My love and Prayers are with the entire Taylor family. ”
15 of 29 | Posted by: Judy Hook (Douglas) - Elkhart, IN

“I met BH in fall of our 7th grade year when the "Russell" kids came to Bald Knob Junior High. My memories are full of a truly nice guy, and friend to...Read More »
16 of 29 | Posted by: Janette Caplener Martin - AR

“Connie, Jennifer, and Bart:It is very difficult for me to write this note. I know you are in a sense of disbelief and I am as well. I can remember...Read More »
17 of 29 | Posted by: Kieth Willams - Beebe, AR

“Taylor Family, so sorry about BH. We have so many wonderful memories of him when our families spent time together. We will never forget that smile...Read More »
18 of 29 | Posted by: DONNA AND AL ROMPF - Family

“BH was a very special cousin. We had a lot of good memories with him. Never forget our times going down to the creek on a hot summer day. Then going...Read More »
19 of 29 | Posted by: Bob and Karen Jury - Family

“Was an honor for me to spent time with BH this summer during our 1st Cav reunion in Branson, Mo. We were with Charlie Company 1/8 Cav at the same...Read More »
20 of 29 | Posted by: James (Jim) Tribble - Sherman, TX

“Dear Mike and Cynthia, I was so sorry to hear that BH passed. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I know this is a difficult time for all of you....Read More »
21 of 29 | Posted by: Valerie Odom Brackman - DeBary, FL

“Dear Connie and family, I am so very sorry for your loss! Words are just not enough at a time like this, but God's comfort and strength are totally...Read More »
22 of 29 | Posted by: Ann Stapleton - Newport, AR

“I remember BH from when we would visit the family on our yearly vacations to Arkansas. We always had fun with him, Michael, Uncle Bark and Aunt 'Lene...Read More »
23 of 29 | Posted by: William P Weed - Berkeley, IL

“We are saddened to lose such a sweet friend.Our memories will always be of his smiles.Our prayers go out for his family.We love you. ”
24 of 29 | Posted by: JW&Carolyn Wright - Emmet, AR

“BH was an awesome person and will be greatly missed!! He was the best cousin and had the most beautiful smile. He will be greatly missed!! Our...Read More »
25 of 29 | Posted by: Kelvin and Lori Weed - Sterling, IL

“My deepest sympathy to Connie and Bart and Jennifer and all of BH's family. I am a former co-worker as well as a friend of Connie. I am deeply...Read More »
26 of 29 | Posted by: Joanne Rausch - Little Rock, AR

“I graduated high school with B.H.in 1967. B.H. was and continued to be an all around good fellow. He always had a smile for everybody, and he was...Read More »
27 of 29 | Posted by: Debbie Louks Mount - Jackson, LA

“Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. ”
28 of 29 | Posted by: William & Rhonda Misee - Memphis, TN

“Your in our thoughts and prayers. ”
29 of 29 | Posted by: Nadine and Jeanne Stevens - TN


Barksdale Holmes (B. H.) Taylor, Jr., 66, of Bald Knob passed away on March 5, 2016, from respiratory complications related to cancer. B. H. was born on July 4, 1949, in Harrisburg, Arkansas, to Barksdale H. (Bart) Taylor, Sr., and Earlene Cobble Taylor. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Connie S. Jones Taylor; one son, Bart Taylor III (Jennifer); one daughter, Jennifer Massey (Shawn); three grandchildren, Taylor Massey, Jackson Massey, and Hudson Taylor; and his parents, Bart and Earlene Taylor. He is also survived by his brother, Michael (Cynthia); four nieces, Jacqueline Cox (Joseph), Andrea Mason (Shawn), Lindsey Haagenson (Chris), and Hannah Jones (Abdullah); and many extended family members and friends.
B. H. graduated from Bald Knob High School in 1967 and was valedictorian. He was drafted into the army and was an infantryman from 1969 to 1971. He served in the Vietnam War before and during the Parrot's Beak Operation in 1970 in Cambodia. He was awarded the Bronze Star with Valor, the Purple Heart, and the Army Commendation Medal with Valor.
Following his service in the army, he returned to college, earning a Master's Degree in Agronomy from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He attended Russell Missionary Baptist Church, where he was a longtime member. B. H. was a lifelong farmer, having grown up on the family farm near Russell. He and his brother, Michael, farmed side by side, along with their parents, for 39 years. They raised mainly rice, soybeans, and wheat.
A memorial service will be held March 12 at 10:00 a.m. at Trinity Baptist Church in Searcy, Arkansas. Interment will follow at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Unity Health Foundation at 1200 South Main Street, Searcy, Arkansas 72143.

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