Jack Taunton

Jack Taunton

Sunday March 19, 1933 - Friday August 28, 2020
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Deceased Name: Jack Taunton
Date of Birth: Sunday, March 19, 1933
Date of Death: Friday, August 28, 2020

Funeral services for Jack Taunton, 87 of Jonesville,LA will be held at Young's Funeral Home in Ferriday on Monday, August 31, 2020 at 10:00 AM with Bro Tony Ganey, Bro. Dustin Davis and Bro. Dustin Robertson officiating. Interment will follow at Taunton Coleman Cemetery, Manifest, LA, under the direction of Young's Funeral Home.

Jack Taunton born March 19, 1933 passed from this life peacefully August 28, 2020 surrounded by his family at Graceland, LA. He was 87 years old and lived life to its fullest.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Ruby Dosher Taunton, stepmother Eunice Taunton, son Jackie Dale, brothers Joe and Jimmy Earl, sisters Georgia and Ruby Jean Harris.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Iris McClure Taunton, son Richard Benjamin and wife Connie, daughter Connie Taunton Manning and husband Buddy, Grandchildren, Logan Taunton and wife Christina, Micah Taunton and wife Emma, Matt Taunton and wife Jamie, Brandon Manning, Becky Manning Akins and husband John, Katie Taunton Smith and husband Jere, Sonni Manning Davis and husband Dustin, and a host of great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Jack was a long-time member and avid supporter of Utility Baptist Church and through the years he participated in many areas of service of the church. He dearly loved his church family and loved attending church fellowship and worship services. He retired as owner and operator of Taunton Enterprises Construction and Oil Field Services. He was widely known as one of the best when it came to buildnig roads and leveling land. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to friends and neighbors.

He will be missed greatly by his neighbors and his Church family, especially his Sunday School class. The family wishes to express their love and gratitude for all their calls, visits and prayers. Special thanks to neighbor Ronald Ryder and special friend Tom Baldwin for all the help and companionship offered in the last years.

Special thanks to the caregivers of Encompass Home Health and Hospice for the love and care they showed.

Pallbearers will be John Akins, Logan Taunton, Micah Taunton, Matt Taunton, Brandon Manning, Maddox Taunton, Xander Taunton and Alex Taunton.

The family will receive friends at Young's Funeral Home from 5:00 PM til 8:00 PM, Sunday, August 30, 2020. To leave an online condolence for the family please visit
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday August 30, 2020 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Sunday August 30, 2020 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Young's Funeral Home
    609 E.E. Wallace Blvd
    Ferriday, LA 71334
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday August 31, 2020 | 10:00am
    Monday August 31, 2020 10:00am
    Young's Funeral Home
    609 E.E. Wallace Blvd
    Ferriday, LA 71334
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Taunton Cemetery
    Manifest, LA


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Michael Taunton

Posted at 07:47am
Aunt Iris Ben Connie and Family
My love and prayers to all. Wish I could be there to hug each one. Uncle Jack has gone Home and now enjoying Heaven and seeing everyone there. I am not very good at this, but so many great memories of Uncle Jack!!! Keep your memories in your heart till we see him and Jesus and e everyone else. I know he is in Heaven on a brand new dozier leveling up up something for the Lord!! God Bless Ya'll. I will be praying for Ya'll too
Love Ya. Mike Taunton

Love, Dee Dee & Corey Harvill and family

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