Ronald D. Taylor, 65


Ronald “Ron” Dean Taylor, 65, of Hillsboro, died on Friday, Jan. 27, 2023, at John Cochran VA Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hough and Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro. Funeral services will follow, beginning at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Myron Kirk of Grace Fellowship Church in Fillmore officiating.

Mr. Taylor was born Aug. 10, 1957, in St. Louis, MO, to Robert and Marie Taylor. He married his longtime love, Patricia Bone, on Nov. 30, 1975, in Smithboro, and she survives.

He graduated from high school in St. Louis, MO, where he also obtained a college degree. After his service in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, he became a self-employed auto mechanic.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Taylor is survived by his children, Robert (Amy) Taylor and Johnny Taylor, both of Hillsboro; five grandchildren, Bradley, Ronny, Dalton, Rikelle and Linden; three great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Vern and Veyda; and siblings, John, Bob, Dave, Victor, Mike and Judy Taylor.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Jim and Danny Taylor.

In honor of his love and passion for helping others, memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Online condolences to the family may be left at