Obituary – Marion “Thomas” Taylor (1949 – 2021)


Marion “Thomas” Taylor, age 72, passed from this life on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on February 26, 1949 to Troxie and Rachel Taylor. 

Thomas married the love of his life, Brenda “Kaye” Morgan on May 18, 1968. They were married just shy of 53 years. Together, Thomas and Kaye had 3 daughters, 8 grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter on the way. Thomas spent many years operating heavy equipment, he would work daylight until dark to get the job done and provide for his family. If you had any kind of dozer work you needed done, Thomas was the man for the job. Over the years he enjoyed hunting, raising his kids and grandkids, running his equipment and riding his motorcycle. Later in life, Thomas mostly enjoyed spending time visiting with family, friends, and neighbors, reading and aggravating his grandchildren.

Thomas is survived by his wife Kaye of the home, two daughters; Cheryl (Shane) Woodrum and Kristy Shrum (Daniel), eight grandchildren: Kevin (Kayla) Hale, Rande Hale, Whitney Woodrum, Marley Pollard, Trooper Shrum, Tucker Shrum, and Avery Shrum, one great-granddaughter that he couldn’t wait to meet, Piper Diane, two sisters: Shirley (Earl) Bates and Mina Atnip.

Thomas is preceded in death by his parents, one daughter Kimberly Shull, one granddaughter Lacey Pollard and one brother Eugene Taylor.

Thomas’ life celebration will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 21, 2021 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Rickey Hunt, Rev. Konnor Mckay, and Rev. Mike Dugan officiating. 

Thomas’ visitation will be Friday May 21, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home. 

Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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