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Melvin L. "Buddy" Taylor

May 10, 1946 — February 9, 2023


Melvin “Buddy” Taylor, 76 of Beardstown, died Thursday, February 9, 2023 at Heritage Health in Beardstown.

He was born May 10, 1946 in Beardstown, the son of Lyle and Mabel Parks Taylor, Sr.

He is survived by two sisters Hazel (husband Bob) Merrick and Mary (husband Jerry) Bell; three brothers Keith O’Hara, David (wife Chris) Taylor, and Lloyd Taylor; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, nine brothers Kenny O’Hara, James, Robert, Ivan, Mervin, Floyd, Jerry, Raymond, and Lyle, Jr Taylor, and a sister Shirley Applegate.

Buddy attended Beardstown Schools and then joined the United States Army and honorably served in the Vietnam War. He retired from Oscar Mayer in Beardstown and later from Wal-Mart. Buddy enjoyed country music, dancing, and telling stories and was an avid New York Yankees fan.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Graveside memorial services will be held at 11 AM Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at the Beardstown City Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown is assisting the family.

Memorials have been suggested to Cass/Schuyler Area Hospice. Condolences may be left online at or on Facebook at Colwell Memorial Home.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Graveside Service

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Beardstown City Cemetery

, IL 62618

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