Funeral services for Roy M. Taylor, Jr., age 89, will be held 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bob Deich officiating the service. Visitation will be prior to the service at 10:00 A.M. at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Longstraw Cemetery in Choudrant, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.Mr. Taylor was born on February 3, 1929 in Tulsa, OK and died on September 1, 2018 in Ruston, LA. He was the son of Roy M. Taylor and Florence Young Taylor. His grandparents were W. R. and Sarah Shoemake Taylor and William D. Young and Frances Allen Smith.Mr. Taylor graduated from Winnsboro High School and received a B.S. degree from Louisiana Tech in 1953. He was employed by Texaco Inc. in their offices in Houma, New Iberia, and New Orleans, LA and retired as Assistant to the Division Vice President in the Offshore Division.Roy was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, the Workers for Christ Sunday School Class, and the Ruston Kiwanis Club. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II, reaching the rank of Sergeant.He is preceded in death by his parents and is survived by Irene Fallin Taylor, his beloved wife of 61 years; his daughter Julia T. Healey (Frank) of Jacksonville, Florida; his daughter Phyllis J. Taylor (Helen) of Stillwater, Oklahoma; his son Andrew R. Taylor of Dallas, Texas; grandsons Colin T. Healey (Sun Jung) of Ashburn, Virginia; Evan T. Healey of Orlando, Florida; and Seth T. Healey of Orlando, Florida; great-grandsons; Elijah C. Healey and Enoch J. Healey of Ashburn, Virginia; sister Marian T. Phillips (Ray) of Pioneer, Louisiana; brother Larry A. Taylor (Barbara) of Newnan, Georgia; sister Jaime T. Cruse of Winnsboro and many nieces and nephews.Pallbearers honoring Roy will be Colin Healey, Evan Healey, Seth Healey, Don H. Green, Rusty Patterson, and Glenn Gauthreaux.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com.