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Archie Lee Taylor
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Birth: Apr. 25, 1948
West Memphis
Crittenden County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Nov. 20, 2013
Missouri, USA

Archie Taylor was the son of James Thomas Trotter and Frankie B. Taylor. Archie came from humble beginnings. He was raised in West Memphis, Arkansas along with his two brothers and two sisters. He went on to serve as a Military Police Officer in the Army during the Vietnam War. He was stationed in the country of Panama with the 534th MP Company in Fort Clayton Canal Zone. Archie received an honorable discharge from the United States Army and relocated to Kansas City, Missouri. While stationed in Fort Clayton Canal Zone, he met and married hiw wife of forty-two years, Carmen Elizabeth Taylor. Archie worked multiple jobs throughout his lifetime, including owning his own Janitorial Company. His recent position was as a manager for Woodley Building Maintenance. He never shied away from a hard day's work and prided himself on providing for his family at all costs. He was a man of many talents, aspirations, dreams, and struggles. Archie loved to sing and was known to serenade many a person on special occasions or just because they were having a bad day. When he didn't know the words, he simply made them up. He often ignored conventional wisdom and never hesitated to publicly pray with a friend or stranger in need of a little hope. It was not uncommon for him and his wife to shelter friends, family, runaways, troubled teens, or anyone down on their luck until they were able to get back onto their feet. His house was nicknamed "immigration" as he opened his home to many of his in-laws and assisted with them gaining citizenship. Archie was also a gifted athlete and played baseball for the Army and the Birmingham Black Barons of the Negro Leagues. Archie touched many lives with his genuine spirit and eternal words of wisdom. He possessed an infectious laugh and sense of humor that melted barriers and opened hearts. He once wrote, "Life is simple. Open your mind, arms, and heart to new things and people. We are united in our differences. Live your dreams, and share your passions." He is survived by his wife, three sons, two daughters, two brothers, one sister, twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on December 6, 2013, at Palestine Missionary Baptist Church Rev. Leonard P. Butler, Jr., Pastor, with Pastor Anthony G. Stricklin, Sr. Associate at New Vision Christian Church officiating.

Leavenworth National Cemetery
Leavenworth County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Section 51, row 14, site 27
Created by: memento mori
Record added: Dec 21, 2013
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Archie Lee Taylor
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 Added: Dec. 21, 2013
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 Added: Dec. 21, 2013

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