- July 12, 1924 - November 17, 2011
- Romance, Arkansas
of Buddy's Passing
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“I only had the opportunity to meet Mr Taylor once, but it was a great visit and im so glad I did get to meet him and his wife. He was a precious man....Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Missy Walters - ward, AR
“Dear Mrs. Taylor,
My husband and I often browsed and bought in your antique shop on Seventh Street in Little Rock many years ago. We were young then...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Ann (Brown) Marshall - AR
“Dear Claudine and family,
Oh, such WONDERFUL memories of the countless hours we spent in your shop on seventh street. Bud would always greet us...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Carol Brown Sayles - Little Rock, AR
“Very sorry to see that Mr. Taylor had passed away. We had enjoyed visiting with both of you at your shop, El Paso Orchard and Romance church of...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Oscar & Marisue Jones - El Paso, AR
“Dear Dean and family. So sad to learn of Bud's death. Seeing his big smile brought back many memories of our time together at the antique auctions. ...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Alice Adams - Cabot, AR - friend
“Our sincere condolences to Larry and the family.
6 of 9 | Posted by: Don Phillips & Girls - AR
“we are very saddened by Buddys passing, he was such a wonderful and caring man. We are thinking of you and the family, in your time of sorrow
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7 of 9 | Posted by: Bob and Betty Chamberlain - AZ
“I was truly saddened to her of the passing of Uncle Buddy. I enjoyed visiting with Great Aunt Dean and him on my trips with my family to Arkansas. He...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Rodger Seats - francesville, IN
“Our heartfelt sympathy and our love and prayers go to your family at this sad time. Your shining examples of Christian love and faithfulness have...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Elaine Rodgers - Rose Bud, AR
Finis "Buddy" Taylor, 87, went to Heaven on November 17, 2011. He was born in Mt. Vernon, Arkansas, on July 12, 1924. Buddy was a Christian, soldier, farmer, antiques dealer, and an extraordinary husband and father. He was the son of John and Maggie Taylor and was the final survivor of their ten children. He grew up in Mt. Vernon and graduated from Floyd High School. While at school, he made lifelong friends and met the love of his life, Claudine Newman. He and Claudine, always called "Dean" by Buddy, were married for 66 years.
Buddy's time spent in World War II left vivid memories with him. As a combat infantryman, he led his squad across Germany and Belgium from Hertgen Forrest to the Rhine River. After returning from the war, he became a farmer. When drought hit and made farming impossible, he took a bold step, moved his family to Little Rock and opened a furniture store. At his store, Taylor's Antiques, he enjoyed the interaction with his customers and many became good friends over the years.
In 1978, he moved Taylor's Antiques to Romance, Arkansas. He enjoyed raising cattle and chickens, as well as a huge vegetable garden. These were precious years for Buddy and Dean. Buddy was a faithful member and Sunday school teacher at Romance Church of Christ. He is survived by his beloved wife, Claudine Taylor, and their three children and their spouses: Judy and Dick Robertson, Larry and Kerri Taylor, Aleta and Randy Cone. Also surviving are his grandchildren: Kelly Wilkins, Clark Robertson, Chris Cone, Jeremy Cone, Julia Taylor, Ethan Taylor and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Sunday, November 20, 2011 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Westbrook Funeral Home, 404 West Dewitt Henry Drive, Beebe, AR. Funeral Services will be held Monday, November 21, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Westbrook Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Romance Cemetery.