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Henry Taylor

October 31, 1926 — May 28, 2022

Henry Lee Taylor, of Bruceville, passed away early Saturday morning on May 28, 2022 with his children by his side at the age of 95. Graveside services and interment will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 2, 2022 at Eddy Cemetery, 9823 N. I-35 Frontage Rd., Eddy, TX 76524, under the direction of Pecan Grove Funeral Home with Rev. Kevin Diggs officiating.

Mr. Taylor was born on October 31, 1926 in Bruceville, TX. He is the son of the late Sidney Augusta and Clara Belle (Appleby) Taylor. He attended school at Bruceville Eddy until he enlisted in the Navy in October of 1944 at the age of eighteen. He served as a Fireman First Class aboard the USS Nashville Flag ship of the Pacific Fleet during World War II until he was honorably discharged in July of 1946.

On September 21, 1953, he married the love of his life, Johnnie “LaVerle” Scott in Eddy, TX. Much of his life was spent as a truck driver hauling cattle for his uncle Bill Appleby and later, Thigpen Trucking Company. After retirement, he dispatched for several years with Thigpen.

He was a longtime member of the Bruceville Eddy Methodist Church, Bruceville Eddy School Board, Bruceville Eddy water board, and also a founder of the Bruceville Eddy Fire Department.

Henry had many friends and if in his presence, you would always be greeted with a warm smile, hand shake, or both. He was often referred to as a very good man, this was shown by his endless love and devotion while caring for our Nanaw. His most loved times were seeing his grandkids and great-grandkids on a regular basis. Our Dad, Paw, was loved and respected by many and will truly be missed, but always in our hearts.

Preceding him in death were three sisters, Jimmie Gent, Frances Simmons, and Clara Mae Wade; one brother, Sidney Taylor; and one grandson, Billy K. “BK” Robinson.

Survivors include his wife, LaVerle Taylor; son, Tim Taylor and wife, Patricia of Eddy; daughter, Shelly Phelps and husband, David of Eddy; sister-in-law, Mary Joyce Taylor of Alvin; five grandchildren, Britney Cheyne and husband, Dennis, Jake Taylor and wife, Victoria, Dustin Phelps and wife, Courtney, Brian Robinson and wife, Amy, Jason Robinson and Janella; and ten great-grandchildren, Tripp, Lesley, Dustin, Asher, Joleigh, Rosie, Weston Lee, Zayden, Brycen, and Hagen; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jake Taylor, Dustin Phelps, Dennis Cheyne, Brian Robinson, Rusty Taylor, Austin Taylor, Billy “Red” Rogers, James Tolbert, John Burns, and John Duty.

Memorials may be made to Bruceville Eddy VFD at 143 Wilcox Dr., Eddy, TX 76524, Bruceville Eddy Senior Citizens Club at 100 4th St., Eddy, TX 76524, or Tunnel to Towers Foundation at

The family would like to extend a very special Thank You to all the staff at the VA Hospital in Temple for the care Henry received, especially to Dr. Isbell.
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