We'll remember our wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend for her big hair and personality, which were matched only by her big heart. Survivors include her husband Leonard Taylor, daughter Carolyn Smith, brother and sister-in-law Alvin and Pat Woods, sister-in-law Geneva Woods, granddaughters Melinda Winn and Robin Winn, great-granddaughter Jordan Winn Schirber (Jake), and many nieces and nephews.
Phyllis was predeceased by her parents, her brother E. The family gratefully acknowledges the compassionate care Phyllis received from the staff at Celeste Care and the professionals of Hill Country Hospice.
And true to Von’s nature, he custom built a very small mini-bike to ride while in full “klown” dress, made to ride, rather than walk the miles of parade routes; also, among his many creative inventions was a fabricated vacuum cleaner, for inflating balloon-twisted characters.
Von transferred his American Legion and Masonic Lodge memberships immediately upon moving to Bluffton, Texas… Never finding a stranger, he quickly made wonderful loyal friendships, which he cherished.
His buddies were caring and helpful while providing transportation to and from meetings, checking on his welfare and making sure he didn’t go hungry.
Their kindness was endless, for which we are grateful.
A funeral service will be held Friday, November 10, 2017 at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Chapel at A. with Reverend Rick Cundieff officiating, interment to follow at Llano City Cemetery. A graduate of Everett High School, Pennsylvania, Von proudly served his country in the USAF during the Korean War.
Visitation will be Thursday Evening from 6- at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Greg is survived by his 2 sisters Michelle Tuttle and husband Darren of Liberty Hill, Texas and Renee Cripes and husband Neil of Bertram, Texas.
Funeral services will be held Friday, November 3, 2017 at Sunset Funeral Home in Odessa, Texas at P. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Altus Hospice 100 N. He was preceded in death by his parents Ruby and Charles Henderson. The family moved to Liberty Hill, Texas in 1929, in a mule-drawn wagon.
She is also survived by 8 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren, one brother Danny Clanton and many more friends and family.
Wanda was preceded in death by her husband James, one daughter, Laurie Michelle, and one grandson Jason Shawn Cole, 4 brothers, WC Clanton, Merle Clanton, Riley Clanton and Gerald Clanton, and by 4 sisters, Delora Scarborough, Alveeta Szitar, Clydene Echols, and Wilmajean Alley.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to any church or charity of choice. Von was employed as a Master Mechanic for over 35 years in Maryland, while residing with wife and children in Annandale, Virginia, for over 50 years. Von loved people; he enjoyed social events such as, picnics, bbq’s, fish fry’s, parades as well as fellowship with lodge brothers, In younger times, he was an avid hunter and fisherman, pretty much anywhere he was allowed.