|March 01, 1939 - January 08, 2012|
|Rock Island, Illinois|
|Visitation: Friday from 12:00 - 1:00 PM January 13, 2012 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Avenue, Rock Island|
|Funeral Service: Friday at 1:00 PM January 13, 2012 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island|
|Interment: Friday January 13, 2012 at Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island |
|Clarence Taylor, 72, of Rock Island, departed this life Sunday, January 8, 2012 after a brief illness at Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline. Services will be at 1:00 PM Friday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave, Rock Island. Visitation will be an hour prior to service time at the funeral home. Internment will be at Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island. Memorials may be made in care of the American Heart Association.|
Clarence was born on March 1, 1939 in Claiborne Parish in Homer, LA, the son of Clarence Sr. and Annie Taylor. Mr. Taylor graduated from Mayfield High School (formerly Homer Colored High School) In Homer, LA. After graduation, he worked in California for a few years before moving to Rock Island, IL in the mid-1960ís and worked at John Deere Harvester for 30 years, until his retirement. He worked as a machinist for John Deere Harvester for over 30 years.
Clarence enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing and drag racing. He also loved to garden.
Mr. Taylor is survived by his wife, Wanda Taylor, of Rock Island, Illinois; two daughters, Stacey Russell (Roy) of Bunker Hill, West Virginia and Shirley Shaw of Dallas, Texas; two grandsons, Justin and Tyler and one grand-daughter, Cydney of Bunker Hill, West Virginia; a special nephew that he helped raise, Jerald Johnson (Puncho) of Rock Island, Illinois; two brothers, James Taylor of Rock Island, Illinois and Willie (Jewel) Taylor of Moline, Illinois; two sisters, Gloria (Sylvester) Anderson of Orlando, Florida and Merdis McCarter of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Clarence was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Bobby Joe Taylor.
Our pray goes out to the family or clarence.(Wanda,Stacy a time like this is never easy but with gods help the pain will be eaiser.Love Jessie RIP Clarence
-- Mr &Mrs Sherman Ballard