Cecil Taylor, 76, of Lubbock, and formerly of Portales, died Saturday, May 13, 2006, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.
Born Dec. 26, 1929, in Hale Center, Texas, to Stella Ann and Amzy H. Taylor, he grew up on the family farm in Dimmitt, Texas. Following high school graduation, he was drafted into the Army to serve during the Korean War. After he was discharged, he joined his parents in Missouri to work on their farm. He married Flora Maria Luttrell on June 10, 1956, in Bethel. In 1976, they relocated to Lubbock where he was employed by the Lubbock School District as head of maintenance for 21 years until his retirement. He served as VFW post commander and was also active in the American Legion. In 2000, he suffered a massive stroke that left him paralyzed.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, J. D. Taylor and one who died as an infant; and a sister, Dorothy Faye Anderson.
Survivors include his wife of Lubbock; son, Kenneth Cecil Taylor of Lubbock; daughter, Kaye Moore (and husband, Kurt) of Lubbock; grandchildren, Celestial Dawn Maria Taylor and Brittany Rosa Taylor of Winslow, Ariz., and Jeremy, Eric, Evan and Zach Moore, all of Lubbock; and brother, D. C. Taylor of Dimmitt, Texas.
Scott P. Reeves will officiate, along with various family members.
Burial will take place in Portales Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jeremy Moore, Eric Moore, Evan Moore, Zach Moore, Kurt Moore and Nick Gonzalez.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.