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Ernest Taylor, Jr.

          Ernie Taylor, 58, a lifetime resident of Okmulgee, passed away in his home Tuesday, February 17, 2009.  He was born April 2, 1950 in Pasco, Washington.  After attending Okmulgee High School, Ernie followed in his fatherís footsteps and became a bricklayer, which he passed on to his children.

          He was preceded in death by his parents; Ernest, Sr. and Leta Taylor, and a brother, Michael Taylor, all of Okmulgee.

          Ernie is survived by his three sisters; Shirley Watts and husband, J.R. of Morris, Tootie Espino of Okmulgee, and Rene Rogers and husband, James, of Muskogee, one brother, Joe Taylor of Chickasha, three sons; Ernie Taylor of Okmulgee, Bobby Taylor and wife, Carmen of Okmulgee, Mike Sadler and wife, Jaclyn of Liberty, two daughters; Casandra Killion and husband, Mark of Tulsa, and Rachel Mears of Tulsa.  He also left behind ten loving grandchildren; Madison, Maddix, Corey, Zach, Cody, Kayla, Tyler, Bailey, Dillion, and Brittany, as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.  All the family would like to give Joanne Davis a special thanks for all the love and support she gave Ernie.

          Funeral services will be held at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home Chapel in Okmulgee on Friday, February 20, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Paul Ramsey and Reverend Wesley Berry officiating.  Interment will follow at the Morris Cemetery.  Casket bearers will be James Marrow, George Field, Billy Field, J.R. Watts, Ricky Taylor, and Danny Taylor. Honorary casket bearer will be Tyler Sadler.  Viewing will be on Thursday, February 19, 2009 from 2:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home in Okmulgee.  Online condolences may be made at