Robert Archie Taunton, 75, of Huttig, died May 6, 2017 at Northern Louisiana Medical Center in Ruston.
Born January 3, 1942, he was the son of Riley Archie and Lois Erlene Gates Taunton. He spent many years as football coach at Barton and El Dorado High, and relocated to Colorado in 1995.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his spouse Lisa Taunton.
Survivors include his son, Brett Taunton, of Hot Springs; step-daughter, Casey Cates of El Dorado; step-son, Coley Cates of Madison, Miss.; sisters, Erlene Swan and spouse Jerry of Crossett and Anita Liles of Raleigh, N.C.; a brother, Donny Taunton of Crossett; and six grandchildren.
Funeral services were 10 a.m. May 11 at Union Methodist Protestant Church near Strong with the Rev. Donald Ray Smith officiating.
Burial followed in Unity Baptist Church Cemetery in Crossett under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors.
The family cannot overstate how appreciative we are of the Union Methodist Protestant Church. At every opportunity they have exemplified the Lord’s wish to love thy neighbor.
Memorials may be made to Union Methodist Protestant Church, or the Unity Baptist Church Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made to youngsfuneralhome.com.