Carl Frederick Taylor passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014 at his home in Wynona.

Carl was born April 30, 1949 in La Junta, Colo. to Dorothy Irene Fulton Taylor and Don Frederick Taylor. The family later moved to Osage County in 1954. Carl attended schools in Shidler and Pawhuska growing up.

Carl entered the Army in 1966-1968, serving time in Germany. Returning to the Osage County area, he went to work for the Mullendore Ranch. He later worked for the Drummond Ranches. Carl was the John Wayne of cowboys. He loved his country life of working and riding.

Carl and the former Nelda Collins were married Oct.11, 1984, in which they combined two families. Carl loved his new family and considered them his own.

Preceding him in death were his father and mother, and one sister, Jane Wilkerson.

Survivors include his wife Nelda of the home; sons Justin and Ashley Taylor of Wynona, and Jay and Marilyn Taylor of Wynona. He also left behind nine grandkids, nine great grandkids and a host of family and friends.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 25, at 10 a.m., at the Free Will Baptist Church, Barnsdall, Okla. Rev. Rick Loggins will officiate. Interment will be in the Ethel Reese Cemetery, Barnsdall. Graveside military honors will be provided by the American Legion and VFW.

McCartney’s Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.