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Joseph Taylor


Joseph Clarence Taylor died February 1, 2019. Joseph was born in Pipestone, Minnesota on October 5, 1936 to Ephraim and Rose Taylor. Joseph grew up in Menahga and graduated from Menahga High School in 1955. He proudly served in the United States Navy from 1955-1959. Joseph began his career as a civilian working at Radar Stations in North Dakota and on the Dew Line before moving to the Twin City area where he worked for Control Data and spent 30+ years working for the Federal Aviation Administration which he retired from in 2002.

Joe is survived by his wife Melinda, and their seven children: Crystal (Jeff) Edwards, Justin (Becky) Taylor, Tamyra Calahan, Aaron (Betty) Taylor, Daniel (Sheila) Taylor, Damon (Julie) Taylor, and Natalie (Gary) Morrison. He is also survived by his mother Rose Taylor; sister, Lavonne (Marvin) Smith; aunt, Lorraine Niemela; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; along with nieces, nephews and cousins.

Joseph’s funeral will be held at the Assembly of God Church in Menahga on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 11 a.m. Visitation for family and friends will begin at 10 a.m. prior to funeral services. Burial will be held at the Menahga City Cemetery immediately following the funeral. After the services, family and friends are invited to stay for a luncheon at the Assembly of God Church, Menahga.

Arrangements are entrusted to Jones Pearson Funeral Home. To leave online condolences or to view the tribute video please visit

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