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Floyd "Buster" Cates Taylor

February 23, 1945 ~ February 18, 2024 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Floyd "Buster" Taylor Obituary

Floyd Cates Taylor Jr. "Buster", age 78 of Quitman Georgia, passed away on February 18, 2024. He was born on February 23, 1945, in Columbus, Georgia, son of Minnie and Floyd Taylor, Sr. Buster grew up and worked in the mills of Columbus, when he later moved to Albany, GA to become a Fireman. He then moved on to retire as a Fire Captain and designed the patch that is on their uniforms. Between fighting fires, he loved the outdoors. He worked at ShamRock Ranch and Pipin’ Ranch in Albany on the side. He loved his horses, cows and cur dogs endlessly. He had his auctioneers and pilots licensed, and his plane handle was 7679 Romeo. He spoke at a seminar at the University of Florida, and at the University of Georgia, and spoke on the floor at the State of GA House of Representatives, and his daughters Christy and Tracy were Pages. He was also a member of the Cattleman’s Association and American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA). He loved his horse Coleen and his stud horse Rusty. After living in Albany for some time, he moved to Quitman. He played a big part in helping to get the volunteer fire station set up on the Tallokas Rd. Buster enjoyed coaching baseball and football for the kids at Westbrook with his son, Justin. He hoped in doing that, that he made an impact in their lives. He was an avid artist, he loved to draw and paint, and he even has paintings hanging at the museum in Quitman, and in the library. He worked with cows and horses, and also got into helping with rodeos at Diamond B Rodeo with Mary and Sonny Burris and Pike Creek Ranch. After leaving the rodeo scene, he managed a three-hundred-acre cattle farm for Ms. Betty Mitchell, Ms. MaryAnn, and Ms. Minta for 21 years. Most of all, he loved his family more than all of it. He has been known as the LEGEND of his time, and there was never a dull moment with him. For some, he was bread when you were hungry, a shelter for some in the trouble winds, and an anchor for some in this ocean called life. He always said that the roads go on forever and the party never ends, because you go to heaven to be with family and friends.

Buster is survived by his wife, Karen Taylor of Quitman; daughters, Christy (Darin) Denney of Albany, Tracy (Mike) McPherson of Leesburg, and Brooke Roddenberry (Matt Keith) of Quitman; he was a father figure to Alan Page, Chasity Nicole Lane, and Amy Strickland Weldon; grandchildren, Dustin (Heidi) Denney of Albany, Taylor (Matt) Thorne of Albany, Dallas (Kyndall) Denney of Albany, Parker Edwards of Albany, and Chance McPherson of Albany; great grandchildren, Paxton Cates McPherson, Jayce Edwards, Norah June Denney, Hudson Denney, Asher Thorne, and Archer Thorne; Sister, Betty-Sue (Butch) Moore of Columbus, GA; nieces and nephews, Clent (Danielle) Moore of Columbus, GA,  Lorrie (Greg) Russell of Columbus, GA, Leigh (Shane) White of Alabama, Steven (Shane) Brown of South Carolina, Kacie (David) Smith of Columbus, Coy Reaves of Quitman, Bud Reaves of Quitman, Tonia (Andy) Rowell of Thomasville, Amanda (Roger) Stewart of Marietta, David (Anna) Amiss of North Carolina, Joseph, Tyler, and Parker Harris of Thomasville, and Shelia Deloach of Thomasville; brother and sister In laws, John Stringer of Albany, William Stringer of Thomasville, Craig and Barbara Londberg of Metcalf,GA and Todd Harris of Thomasville; special family, Ed and Sue Creamer, Ed Ross (Shaye) Creamer, Little Ed Ross and Layla of Albany, GA; special friends, Bryan Exum of Quitman, Tom Wheeler of Quitman, Billy Batten of Quitman, Eric (Kathy) Nichols of Darien, Ga, David Neely of Quitman, and Levi Lane of Thomasville. Buster was preceded in death by his dad, Floyd Cates Taylor Sr.; his mom, Minnie Abbott; stepfather, Bob Abbott; daughter, Kathryn Taylor; son, Justin R. Taylor; brothers, Jerry Taylor and Steve Brown; mother-in-law, Mary T. Stringer; sister in laws, Gail Stringer, Glenda Stringer, and Mary Jo Harris. 

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. at Maxwell - Purvis Funeral Home. 

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Celebration of Life
February 24, 2024

2:00 PM
Maxwell - Purvis Funeral Home
908 N. Court St.
Quitman, GA 31643


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