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Marty Taylor

March 4, 1952March 28, 2021
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Fred Martin Taylor Jr. (Marty) was born March 4, 1952 in Houston, Texas to Kathlyn and Fred Taylor and passed away on March 28, 2021 from natural causes.

Marty spent most of his life in Houston attending Holy Ghost Grade School, Jesuit and Antonian High Schools and Texas A&M University graduating in 1974. Marty worked his whole career in the gas pipeline industry as a right-of-way agent initially with El Paso Natural Gas and finally retiring from Kinder Morgan as a Senior Right-of-Way Agent in 2020.

Marty leaves behind two daughters, Kathlyn (Charles) and Lindsey and six grandchildren: Collin, Brielle, Lorenzo, Owen, Miles and Liam. Also left behind are four siblings, Judy Barrick (Pete), Sally Holy (Ted), Kent Taylor (Mynda) and Tom Taylor (Sharon).

Marty lived for his daughters and his grandchildren. He enjoyed spending his Sunday’s with them eating breakfast and talking. He will be dearly missed by all!

A visitation will be held on April 7, 2021 at 10:00 AM with burial to follow at 11:00 AM all at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

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Allison Wurtz

April 8, 2021

I had the pleasure of working with Marty for the past 8 years. My favorite memories of him were when I made him laugh. Like so many others have said, Marty was quiet and appeared hard on the outside. Once you learned that was all a ruse, he was a patient teacher, exceptional ROW agent, hard worker, willing helper, and most of all a gentle soul. We made it through some rough workdays by trading jokes (and a few barbs). I will miss the good-morning nods we would give each other from across the room and the full belly laughs I was able to extract once in a while. My heart goes out to his girls, grandkids, and siblings. I can only imagine the loss you are feeling. May you find peace in your own time. Know he was loved and loved you dearly.

Casenia Caddell

April 6, 2021

I met Marty 19 years ago, when KM acquired Tejas, we were just nodding colleagues, for a couple of years, until I brought in a Pecan Pie!! That sealed our friendship and I began working closely, with him, on many big and small projects! There were many Pecan Pies, during the following years!

Not only did I enjoying working together professionally, but I soon began to see his heart. First, I saw the love he had, for his mother and his daughters, and as a mother of four, I could relate to many life situations, he experienced. I remember the day his first
grandchild was born, he was “over the moon” excited and proud! Marty was equally excited and proud, with the birth of each of his
precious grandchildren! And, Marty had a wonderful trait, of inquiring about my family and wishing them well.

Some of my favorite memories were Marty visiting the many different field offices, we occupied. He always said “where are we going to eat”, we enjoyed so many fun meals. Most recently, he enjoyed “pancakes”, for lunch. He would get that infectious grin, when we teased him!

Even though he retired, we knew he was just a text or call away!
I will miss you, Marty Taylor

Christie Billings

April 6, 2021

To Marty’s family, I am a Land/Project management lawyer at Kinder Morgan. Perhaps it was the “lawyer” part that made Marty so quiet around me. But I am a “people person” , he was one of my Kinder Morgan clients to serve, so I never gave up over many years of working together. He was a tough nut to crack, but I cracked it after a while; I knew that ,when he actually smiled at me, asked about my 4 children, told me about his daughters and grandchildren and the like. Not all at once mind you, because he was always on the move. But I gave him a huge smile and loud “hey Marty” whenever I saw him, and after a while, he always looked up, big smile and said, “how’s it going?” After a while, I realized he was a gentle giant. Always a prepared, smart client to work with, and simply a kind soul to know.
You ran a good earthly race Marty; may God now bless you and grant you Eternal and Everlasting Joy in the loving arms of Jesus’ embrace. Now you better flutter those wings and get out there buying Almighty rights of way on those clouds....the “Big” man wants to construct a new super cloud platform for his Angelic choirs and He specifically called your name to get it done!
With loving and forever friendship, Christie and the Billings Family
❤️😇💐🎶☮️

Carrie Jackson

April 5, 2021

Marty touched so very many lives! He had a gruff demeanor by appearance and never lacked in sharing how he felt about any topic. However, in reality, Marty was always ready with his "quiet" quick wit which kept us all laughing. In addition to that wit was a tremendously caring side of who he was which really meant a lot to all of us who were blessed to experience it.

Never did Marty light up more than when he talked about his daughters and grandchildren. It was in talking about them that I was guaranteed to see his smile!

I'll miss you greatly, Marty! I don't believe you ever truly knew how many lives you touched.

Amanda Rickard

April 5, 2021

I worked with Marty at Kinder Morgan. Marty was a very dear friend, and I'm so deeply saddened by his passing. He truly did love his daughters and grandchildren and he was always sharing stories of them and smiling through it all. Rest in peace my dear friend, and please know that my heart and prayers are with the family.

Linda Crotts

April 5, 2021

I am very saddened about the sudden passing of my dear friend, Marty. Even though I only knew Marty for a few months, I knew he was a caring, kind, thoughtful, and compassionate man who loved his family. We would text each other almost daily to share thoughts or just to say what we were doing that day. He always had words of encouragement and support. When I had COVID-19 he was very concerned and checked on me every day. My heart goes out to all of his family and friends. I considered Marty to be a good friend, and I am already missing him. Rest In Peace, Marty, and know you were loved!

Shanda Austin

April 3, 2021

There are no accurate words to really express how you feel when you lose a good friend!

Marty was my boss, a mentor in the ROW industry and a very dear friend. I worked for Marty as a contracted ROW Agent for over 10 years and I feel blessed to have known Marty!

In November, I was sad that he announced he would be retiring, but I was happy for him to finally get to enjoy his days without endless phone calls and emails, etc...

I am praying that his family and friends find some comfort in knowing how many people knew and loved Marty.

Marty, rest well my friend, I will miss you!!

Shanda Austin



Vicki Sensat

April 2, 2021

Marty and I worked at Kinder Morgan and he was kind of quiet until you got to know him and he had a great sense of humor. I would tell Aggie jokes just to see if I could get a response. He will be missed but never forgotten! Prayers for his family and friends!!!

Vicki Sensat

R. Sean Browne

April 2, 2021

I was truly saddened to hear of Marty's passing today. I met Marty in 2005 as a client for whom I did IT work at home, but grew into a great friendship. Marty was very shy at first, but once I got to know him, I discovered what a great person he was. I will truly miss the great conversations and my time spent with him! My continued prayers are with his family.

Jaime Trevino

April 2, 2021

I am very saddened to hear about Marty"s passing!
I met Marty many years ago when he worked for El Paso and then while working for KM. I worked on many of his KM pipeline ROW projects and built a close work relationship with him.
I enjoyed working with him and learned many things about ROW from him.
My Sincerest Sympathies, Prayers and Condolences go out to Marty"s Family, Relatives and Friends.
May Marty Rest in Heavenly Peace.
Adios Amigo!

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