Dale Franklin Taylor, 87 of Batesville passed from this life on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. He was born August 3, 1933 in Oil City, Louisiana to Sam Grady and Connie Atkins Taylor. He served four years in the United States Air Force from 1954-1957. He was working for the Louisiana Highway Department in 1963 when he moved to Arkansas and then worked mostly as a factory worker. He retired from GenCorp Automotive in Batesville. He was also a carpenter and woodworker and made several pieces of furniture. He was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Grady Taylor and Rex Taylor and one sister, Irma Walters.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Gloria Taylor of the home; two children, Lynda Branscum (Chuck) of Southside and John Franklin Taylor (Kim) of Jonesboro; four grandchildren, Andrew Branscum (Shaylee), Jon Marc Branscum, Hannah Taylor and Abby Taylor; two great grandchildren, Carsen Branscum and Tatum Branscum; one sister, Betty Greenwood of The Woodlands, Texas; and a host of other relatives and friends
A visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 25, 2021 followed by a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. at the Qualls Funeral Home Chapel in Cave City with Bro. Ron Canard officiating. Burial will follow in the Palestine Cemetery in Cave City.
Pallbearers will be Chuck Branscum, Jon Bransum, Andrew Branscum, Phillip Landers, Terry Wooldridge and John Taylor.