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Bateman Carroll Funeral Home

520 W Powell Blvd, Gresham, OR

OBITUARY

Joseph "Joe" Herbert Taylor

April 10, 1938November 25, 2019

Beloved Husband, Dad, Grandfather and Friend

Joseph “Joe” H. Taylor passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on November 25th.

Joe is survived by his wife of 57 years Margaret, sons Douglas 55 and Steven 52, daughter in-law Carla and grandkids Shawn 16 and Cambria 14.

Born in Portland, Joe grew up in Vernonia, Oregon and proudly graduated with an Education Degree from OCE in 1960. He completed his Master of Education at Linfield College in 1965. Joe had a 23-year career in education as an Elementary School Teacher in the David Douglas School District from 1960-1969, as a Principal in the Rainier School District from 1969-1979 and the Superintendent for the Boring School District from 1979 to 1983. Joe transitioned into a career as an Investment Broker until retirement.

In retirement he shared his time with the Northwest Autism Foundation where he was the Administrator, Board Member, and then Chairmen of the Board. Some of his other community activities include being a youth coach in many sports, Little League President, an Elk, a Rotarian and a Kiwanis President. Joe was an avid golfer, reader, sports fan and coach.

A Celebration of Life for Joe will be held Sunday, December 15th at 11:00 a.m. at Bateman-Carrol Funeral Home. Reception to follow.

Services

15 December

Celebration of Life Gathering

11:00 am

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home

520 W Powell Blvd
Gresham, OR 97030

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Joseph "Joe" Herbert Taylor

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Jim Gaston

December 6, 2019

Man I sure am sorry to hear that news. We had so much fun coaching against each other, and with each other. I’ll say prayers for him, and the family.

Mickey Pardew

December 6, 2019

Doug please extend my sympathy to your family. I had the honor and pleasure of working with Joe on the Northwest Autism foundation since 2004. Besides sharing a love of service and WOU we enjoyed many meetings and functions over the years. So many teachers and families benefitted from Joe's gracious service. He was loved by all who knew him.

Jim Weller

December 6, 2019

Joe was a great guy. I remember him as the one in our class who was brainy. Got to see him a few years ago at a class reunion. Will miss him.

Bob Fessler

December 6, 2019

I am so sad to hear this news. Joe was one of the kindest, gentle people on earth. I had the honor of being a small part of Joe’s huge effort to help those dealing with autism. He was a great friend and mentor in how to offer yourself for the betterment of others. Susan and I will miss him greatly.

Paul Peerboom

December 6, 2019

From one principal’s kid to another, I know what it’s like to lose a hero. My sincerest condolences. Joe was a great man. I know this because my dad had great respect and admiration for him. Hugs and prayers to the entire Taylor family during this most difficult time.

Don Cook

December 6, 2019

Condolences to the family He was a good friend and classmate when were kids growing in Vernonia. R.I.P. Joe.

Sarah Mensah

December 6, 2019

I’m so very sorry to hear this. Joe is an amazing man and champion to those of us in the Autism community. A finer more humble and caring man would be hard to find. My heart hurts. Much love and prayers for the family.

Carol Markovics

December 6, 2019

Joe was so kind and caring. I feel fortunate that he was one of my first friends in Oregon.

Doug Coffman

December 6, 2019

He was someone that I looked up to and loved playing for. Always positive on and off the field. Thoughts and prayers to the family

Kim Satter

December 6, 2019

Sending you a scotch toast in heaven, Joe. I love you like a father and guess I will have to find somebody else, to walk me down the isle, in June, now.

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