Vernon H. Tayloe of O’Fallon, Missouri, formerly of Bourbon, Missouri, was born September 3, 1942 in Bourbon, Missouri to Henry Harrison and Ellen Caroline (Schaefer) Tayloe and passed away on Friday, June 11, 2021 at the age of 78 years.
He attended and graduated from Sullivan High School, Class of 1960.
He served in the United States Army and was stationed in Alaska, making parts for aircrafts during the Vietnam War.
After his service ended, he became a tool and die machinist, making parts for GE and McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing). He retired in 2012.
Vernon married Mary Beth Sappington (Schmidt) on January 25, 1969. They later divorced and he met his current wife, Carol Witt, in 1977. They were married in 1989.
He was soft spoken, easy going and always had a smile on his face. He loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing.
In his earlier years, most weekends were spent at the Lake of the Ozarks with his good friends, Bob and Carreen Mincemeyer and family, where they shared a small trailer. He went on many hunting excursions.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Ellen Tayloe; twin sisters, Rose Milne and Ruby Kostelecky; step son, Gary David Witt; and granddaughter, Katie Witt.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Tayloe of O’Fallon, Missouri; two children, Vernon Tayloe Jr. and wife Shannon and Becky (Tayloe) Johnson and husband Chad; three step children, Greg Witt and wife Michelle, Jeff Witt and Michelle Zumwalt; two siblings, Marvin Tayloe and Ann (Tayloe) Eastman and husband Don; 18 grandchildren, Cole McCoy and wife Ashley, Karl McCoy and wife Taylir, Gage, Grace, Paige, Neveah, MacKenzie, MaKala and Charley Tayloe, Nathan, Ethan and Raegan Johnson, Christine, Ashly and husband Lucus, Cody and companion Lexi, Leah and companion Matt, John Paul Zumwalt and Meagan Zumwalt; eight great grandchildren; special friends, Robyn Canada and Laura Thornton; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at noon on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
Burial and full military honors was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Sullivan, Missouri.