of Conway, AR
January 31, 1934 - November 27, 2021
On November 28, 2021, Coach C.D. Taylor (Carmon), age 87, dribbled down the court for the last time and landed his final shot. After battling cancer with amazing grace, bravery, and strength, he received the greatest victory as he was greeted by his Heavenly Father with a ''Well done my Good and Faithful Servant.'' After being raised in Snowball, AR, CD joined the Navy and served proudly in the Korean War on the FDR Roosevelt CVA42. Upon discharge, he graduated with a degree in Education and started his coaching career in Cotter, AR. During his career throughout the state, he formed many successful relationships and left a lasting impact on everyone he worked with. His passion and integrity to those he loved was unwavering and his infectious laugh and great storytelling will live on forever. He was dedicated and served his church, Central Baptist Church in Little Rock. He leaves behind wife, Janice Rogers Taylor, daughter Beth Flippo (Stan); Grandchildren, Kalin Flippo (Amanda), Katy Burroughs (Greg), and Carmon Crowder. Great grandchildren, Emersyn and Ellis Flippo, Katie, Gus and Mack Burroughs, and Kasyn and Lakyn Keown. Sister, Emma Jane Drewry; as well as many nephews, nieces, friends, and former players. He is preceded in death by his father, Carmon Denis Taylor, his mother, Etta Jane Hamilton Taylor, a son, Gary Taylor, his brother's Jarvis and Vilas Taylor and a sister Jewel Turney. Services will be held at the Roller McNutt Funeral home on December 3rd. Visitation will be at 9 am and Funeral at 10 am.
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I was a referee for CD's teams at Conway and Jacksonville. He was a tough old bird, and you'd better be on your game, as he would let you know if you missed something. He made me a better referee and he and I could talk about the game man to man. I had great respect for him and think he did for me. The game needs more like him. He will be missed. RIP CD.
C.D. and I had many good times together coaching at CJHS and CHS. He was truly one of a kind! Prayers to Beth and family.
Dear Family, Coach Taylor coached me in high school and I learned how to be tough with him. Then when I started coaching Coach Taylor followed my teams and evertime I saw him he would ask about my season. He will be greatly missed. Bobby Howard
Beth and family- Im so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
C D and I enjoyed being classmates at oleASTC I can’t forget his love and wonderful sense of humor. Had the wonderful gift of making everyone feel good about themselves. I love CD Taylor. Johnny Mc
We, at Hickory Creek Golf Course, will miss our regular visits from C D & Janice, his side kick reminding him about a great story to tell and so many there was always another one that we hadn’t heard. EVERYONE here is so sad for OUR loss!! LOVED THIS MAN
Beth and family ~ my sincere condolences on the passing of your Dad. May God comfort you through your grief, you will be in my prayers.
A great person and coach. I am proud to be a part of his State Championship Team at Cotter in 1965. He never lost contact with us over the years. We will all miss him but will look forward to seeing him again and running his shuffle offense. Thanks for all of your contributions especially to the many people's lives that you touched.
THANK YOU FOR THE TWO YEARS YOU GAVE AT COTTER AR1965 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP AT HARDY ARMEMORIES THAT WILL ALWAYS BE WITH US COACH TAYLOR
Coach Taylor was a major influence in my life as a high school athlete. I was honored to be a Sr in his last year of coaching at Jacksonville High School. He was a tough old bird but he was fair and only wanted the best from his athletes. He taught us discipline and how to see beyond our own abilities and push ourselves to be better. I have many stories about my 3 years playing for Coach Taylor and they are some of my best memories. Thanks Coach for helping mold me into the man I am today. May your family find peace in this time of sorrow. David Wymer
Beth,I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. May our Lord give you the comfort and peace you need at this time. Melissa
I remember Coach Taylor from Cotter when my brother was on his team. Just a few years ago he came back for their 50th year reunion of winning the state tournament as a Jr High team, it was great to see him again. Praying for comfort and peace for the family at your time of loss. He was a great man and coach.
this world would a better and more fun place if there were more people like c.d. wish you were still here. we will miss you.
Coach CD Taylor was my high school basketball Coach at Jacksonville High School in 1980He was the Best when it came down to playing defense. You played defense or you sat onThe BENCH. Beth you have done a great job over the last twenty years especially the last 12 months CD could not have asked for a better daughter. Love YouRed Devils 4LIFEVictor D. Roy Sr
One of the nicest men I ever met. And his Heavenly father will certain say "Well done my good and Faithful Servant."
He brings back so many memories of my high school years at Cotter. Plus he was a neighbor ! Prayers for family
Great man, lots of memories and fun times . Everyone that knew him has lots of CD stories to share. Prayers for his family and friends.
Coach Taylor was both my junior high and senior high basketball coach. It was a honor and a privilege to play for him. Rest in peace Coach.
C.D. was a hoot to be around , him telling stories about Daddy , Doug and Grand paw , was some of the best memories a person can experience, he will be missed by a multitude of people , but when we see him again , he will have a lot more to tell us . God Bless
So sorry for your loss. Mom and Dad ( Jim and Faith Campbell) are celebrating his homecoming in heaven
Such great memories from my high school years. Thankful for his life and hard work.
So sorry for the loss of the precious ABCD. So many childhood memories include him at my grandparents house. Prayers for the family
My condolences to the family. I played against a couple of CD’s teams when in high school. Never coached against him but had the utmost respect for him. Always felt a close tie to him as my roots and family’s roots are at Snowball as well. RIP CD.
RIP Coach. You will be sorely missed. Prayers for this good family.
With our most sincere condolences and prayers for the family.
Beth and families, we are sorry for the loss of your Father. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
RIP Uncle CD
One good man, one great Dad and Grandfather and a great coach. My friend and special father to Gary Rat Taylor who is waiting on you to welcome you forever. Love that family He will be missed. Butch and Patty Martin
Beth and family,We were so very blessed to know CD. He was so very genuine and loving. We will remember him fondly. Love and prayers. Tim and Alisha Keown.
Great memories of Coach Taylor as a Coach and a friend throughout the years. Prayers for the family.