Roy LeGrand Taylor Jr.

February 6, 1931December 9, 2013

Roy LeGrand Taylor, Jr. was born in Dallas, Feb. 6, 1931 to Roy and Florence Taylor and passed away on Dec. 9, 2013.

Roy is survived by beloved wife of forty one years Mary, daughters, Maria Helen Jones, Kathlyn Taylor Curry and son in law Ryan; grandchildren Michelle, Taylor and Harley. He is also survived by best friend and brother John Greene Taylor, cousin Jane Lindley and family and faithful dog Sandy.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00PM on Fri., Dec. 13 at the Church of the Incarnation Memorial Chapel, 3966 McKinney Ave., Dallas, TX 75204.

Roy attended Texas Country Day and graduated from the University of Texas where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity followed by two years serving in the U.S. Army in Germany.

Roy loved to fish at Ferndale Fishing Club, hike in New Mexico, read and travel.

He was a former member of Idlewild, Terpsichorean and Brook Hollow Golf Club Roy went into the insurance business with his father and brother in 1958. He became a friend of Bill W. on July 9, 1974 and began a new life helping countless others as he was helped for 39 years.

Roy is also survived by many friends and was grateful to God for his life.

Memorials may be made to the Church of the Incarnation or the charity of your choice.


  • Memorial Service Friday, December 13, 2013

Roy LeGrand Taylor Jr.

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Steve Lewis

July 16, 2014

Roy was one of the most thoughtful men I have ever known. His kindness and gentle nature inspired me for over 37 years. Most of the lives Roy touched will never be recorded here or anywhere else but in their hearts and Roy's good works will be known only by God. Thank you for being my friend, Roy, and I pray you rest in the peace you truly deserve. God bless and keep you, Mary, and your family.
With much love and respect,
Steve Lewis

Mary Lou Avera

February 16, 2014

My good friend, Roger Waits, and I, were sincerely sorry to hear about the passing of Roy. He was a good friend to many and will be missed.

December 13, 2013

I John, My deepest sympathy to you in the passing of your brother. May he rest in peace. Jerry Buchanan

David Shuford

December 12, 2013

Roy was a good man whose wisdom helped one day at a time.

Mike Barns

December 12, 2013

Roy was a long-time friend as we trudged the road of happy destiny. He was the voice of experience.

December 12, 2013

Roy was a valued and admired friend of many years, a true gentleman. I want to express my sincerest sympathy to his wonderful wife, Mary and the other members of the Taylor family.
J. Richard McMillan