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Verne Earl Taylor, Jr., age 85 , passed away Sunday, July 3, 2016 at his home with his loving family beside him. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Lockney with Joe Tillery and Chad Cook officiating. Interment will follow at the Lockney Cemetery. Arrangements are under the personal care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home of Lockney.

Verne was born on August 26th, 1930 to Verna Earl Taylor, Sr. and Bessie Bowman in Cheyenne, Oklahoma. Jr enlisted into the Marine Corp in 1952 during the Korean Conflict and then was Honorably discharged in 1954, where returned to Cheyenne, OK and then moved to Lockney in late 1959. Jr. married Cleona Graves on February 28, 1960 at the First Baptist Church in Lonestar. He worked for Anders Clayton and then Cargil from 1960 until he retired as the Truck Superintendent in 1994. Since retirement Jr. has enjoyed camping and traveling with his wife of 56 years and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents Verne Earl Taylor Sr. and Bessi Bowman; sisters Fern McCaskill, Mozella Taylor and Etta Yell; a granddaughter, Harmony Akin.

He is survived by his wife, Cleona, and his daughter Penny (Kenneth) Lockridge of Plainview; a son Terry (Angie) Taylor of Newbern, TN; one sister, Freda (Carl) Blair of Mustange, OK; 3 grandchildren, Matt (Christine) Lockridge of Plainview, TX; Melanie Lockridge of Plainview, TX and Logan Hays of Newbern, TN; and 3 great grandchildren, Shelby, Asher and Ashton Lockridge; with many nieces and nephews.