GREAT BEND — Homer George “Tag” Taggart III, 78, died Oct. 16, 2013 at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood.
He was born May 10, 1935, at Midland, S.D., the son of H. George II and Olive (Hogen) Taggart. He owned and operated Mr. Tag’s Taxes and Bookkeeping, Great Bend.
Mr. Taggart was a Great Bend resident since 1978, coming from Oklahoma. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Vietnam Conflict. He was a life member of the NRA. He was an avid gun collector and was a volunteer chaplain at Great Bend Regional Hospital.
Survivors include four children, Brad Taggart, New Jersey, Karen Keesee and her husband Darwin, Blue Springs, Mo.; Bryan Taggart and his wife Jill, Topeka; and Homer George “Chip” Taggart IV and his wife Shelly, Overland Park; three sisters, Marieta Matos, Jean Johnson and Lynn Brue; three brothers, Lowell Swisher, Ken Taggart and Tom Taggart; 13 grandchildren, Jennifer, Jessica, Danielle, Caleb, Carson, Molly, Angelina, Annalisa, Austin, Andrew, Nolan, Herschel and Ben; and two great-grandchildren, Makayla and Bailey.
Funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Bryant Funeral Home. Interment will be at Great Bend Cemetery North, with military rites by Fort Riley Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to service time Saturday at the funeral home. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to Gideons International, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home *
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS, 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Oct. 20, 2013