John C. Taylor

Published 9:34 am Thursday, June 22, 2017

John Carroll Taylor, former resident, died Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the home of his daughter in Pelahatchie.  He was 80.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.  He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Melba Taylor; a granddaughter, Melynda Porter; and several brothers and sisters.

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He is survived by a daughter, Lynda Porter Chrestman of Pelahatchie; a brother, Lawrence Taylor; three grandchildren, Melissa Porter Osada (Manuel), Michael Porter (Brissy) and Charles Chrestman; 10 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 23, at Riles Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the hour of service.

Interment will be in Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery.