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  Jessie Leon Taylor, age 59, of Lamar, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015 at his home.

     Jessie was born March 3, 1956, in Kansas City, Missouri to Jessie W. and Mary (Leister) Taylor.  He served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged as a Private E-1 October 20, 1981.  Jessie had worked for Sprouls Construction in Lamar, owned and operated T & M Body Shop & Garage in Iantha from 1992 until 2004, and retired from the Sheldon school system where he was a custodian.  Jessie was a member of Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) and Barton County Eagles.  He was a bike enthusiast and will be remembered by many as “Silver Stallion”.  He was a talented singer and especially enjoyed karaoke with Butch Glasgow of Liberal.

    On July 13, 1984, at Lamar, Jessie married Becky Bell Clark and she survives.  Also surviving are two daughters, Mary (Brad) Green, Springfield, Missouri and Kathryn (Patrick) Hall, Golden City, Missouri; his step-father, Joseph L. Maggard, Lamar; a half-brother, Cecil (Kathy) Taylor Sharp, Quenemo, Kansas; two half-sisters, Yvonne (Bobby) Haile, Lamar; Connie Bradford, Golden City; and three grandchildren, Zack, Dallas, and Terrinity Clark.

     Jessie was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Cassandra Lynn Watts; a son, Donavan “Big D” Taylor; a brother, Carlos Taylor; and a brother-in-law, Larry Bradford.

     A memorial service to celebrate Jessie’s life will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 13th at Sheldon Baptist Church with Rev. Jarod Lamb officiating.  Burial will be at a later date.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to the Taylor family.


#21 Pittsburgh, KansasZack Clark 2016-09-19 09:11
I love and miss you grandpa it is tearing me up that you are gone i cand stand it i love you grandpa fly as high as you can.
#20 excelsior springs, moyour oldest grandaughter 2016-05-29 11:48
you don't know the heart acke me and mom and zack and dallas are going through it is hurting me I cant even stand sitting here and wanting to cry yet trying to get my life together I graduate highschool in august and my trade is three months this place has helped me in so many ways im signing up for the military to be in either the air force or national guards but I want to be able to see action and shoot the guns and have fun just cause im a girl shouldn't mean nothing I love and miss you dearly
your girl,

terrinity clark
I loveu fly high paw paw
#19 lamar moterrinity 2016-05-29 11:38
im gunna tell each and every one of u it was such a blessing being his granddaughter he made me smile when no one else could I cant belive its been a year hes been gone and all the sweet comment on here make me still wanna cry I love u grandpa and I hope your proud of me and the woman im becoming today I cant stay doing this its eating me inside out that ur gone but if there was a way I could see u I would I don't care I love u papaw
#18 ellsinore missouriterrinity clark 2015-09-29 12:40
my grandpa was my hero an honestly i listen to his funeral song and a week before he passed i seen him and he told me do better on my permit next time and told me he loved me then exactly a month later our families ghouse in liberal burned down may you rest in peace fly high grandpa
#17 Springfield moMary n brad green 2015-08-16 00:18
I miss my dad so very much. He was the best man I ever knew. He was always there for me when I needed him. I can say I have been very blessed to have such a wonderful father. I was a daddy's girl. He was the one person I could always talk to. And he was always proud of me. I love u and miss u so much dad. Mary lorene taylor green... and font worry dad I have a wonderful husband who is doing a great job at taking care of me.
#16 Sheldon, MOBrittany Danner 2015-04-13 16:34
I can't believe I've heard, "I love you, Miss. Aggressive!" for the last time! He was so much more to me than just the school janitor. He was always so genuine. He was there if you wanted to talk, even if you were a complete stranger! He would talk to anyone. And he'd make sure they knew that he "had it on vinyl!" So many things that I'll miss about him! God is so lucku to have him Home!
#15 LamarSammie 2015-04-13 12:17
Jessie....what a wonderful man you were! I had the pleasure of meeting you at the store where I work. I have never met another person that found their way into my heart so quickly. Thank you for the advice you were always giving (even when when I didn't think I needed it). I will miss you as will everyone else you ever met....but we all have something to look forward to....seeing you again when we get to Heaven. Love and miss you dearly till we meet again!!!!!
#14 Shawn M 2015-04-13 09:19
Rest in peace Jessie. Prayers for the Taylor family.
#13 DW 2015-04-13 08:00
So sorry Jessie. Give Cassy a hug for me! Life is way too short...a total shock. RIP
#12 Lamar, MoRonnie Walker 2015-04-13 03:08
Jessie was good man, and a dang good neighbor. There wasn't a day that went by that I didn't exchange a few words with him in our drive ways. Him and my wife would always show off their newest projects to each other and ask for approvals, lol. He seldom lay ate supper with us, and my wife grown to look at him as another father. As much as its a sad situation for my wife to be the one to find him the way that she did after he passed on, it only makes sense that it was her that did so. She got use to checking on him almost daily if he never carried on a daily conversation with her outside or by phone. Jessie had no enemies, only good friends. Our house is no longer the same without him next to us. Rest in peace Jessie Taylor

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