Leon “Lonnie” Walter Taylor, 70, of Jena, passed from this life on Sunday, June 21, 2015, at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. He was born March 21, 1945 in Natchez, Mississippi to the union of his parents, Otha Alford and Francis Octavia Coleman Taylor. Services were held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, June 23, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Glenn Roark and Johnnie Phillips officiating. Interment followed in the Woodland Cemetery, east of Jena, under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Myrna Gibson Taylor; sons, David Roy Vincent and Joe Paul Taylor; and grandchildren, Angelica Marie Vincent and Joshua Paul Taylor; his brother, Lloyd “Tommy” Taylor, Sr. Survivors include his daughter, Tina Taylor; son, Toby Vincent; and sister, Francis Cockerham, all of Jena; brother, Eddie Taylor of Winnfield; 13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.