Buckley Clark Taylor

December 8, 1955April 23, 2012

Buckley Clark Taylor, 56, of Spring, TX, passed away April 23, after a short illness. Bucky was born in Odessa, TX and educated at Permian High School, Austin College, and Baylor University. He was currently comptroller for W.M. Jones Ins. Co. in Houston.

Bucky loved his work and was an avid sports fan. At Permian he was a running back on the state championship team in '72. As a sophomore on the track team he set records that lasted until the measurements were changed from yards to meters. It was important to him to keep teammates and friends together in their adult years. He often scheduled reunions of groups. Bucky was most importantly a family man, cooking and entertaining his family and friends often. As a teenager he worked as a disc jockey for station KOCV and helped introduce Rock and Roll to that station.

Bucky is predeceased by his father, Byron Glen (Jug) Taylor. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Laura; daughter, Estee Dunkin and husband, Jason; son, Buckley Clark Taylor Jr. and girlfriend Sara Fowler; grandsons, Layne and Landen Harcrow; his mother, Thelda Taylor of Odessa; brother, Byron Taylor III of Odessa and mother-in-law, Shirley Dailey of Humble. Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, April 25 from 5-8 PM at Calvary Hill Funeral Home and a funeral service is planned for Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 10 AM at Spring Baptist Church, 1027 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77373.

Pallbearers include Bob McDougal, Tommy Ervin, Randy Huston, Bill Cramer, John Hatten and Donald Murray.


  • Visitation Wednesday, April 25, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 26, 2012

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Ty Fowler

September 20, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of Bucky's passing. He was a great friend and I had no idea he had died until a few days ago. Bucky and I played baseball, track and football together for many years in Odessa. In 1972 we were running backs against our 1st string defense. It was a grueling task, as most of the defense weighed 225 lbs or more and they showed no mercy to either of us. We weighed in at about 150 lbs each. Permian won 13 straight games, 8 teams never scored. Our team won State Championship 1972 in Austin, Tx. Bucky was as tough as they came and loved to compete. We had re-lived those great times prior to his passing. I am deeply saddened and so sorry to have missed his funeral.

Anne/Steve Wills

June 5, 2012

Words don't come easy. Bucky was the best of friends. He always had a big heart and made us laugh. He never knew a stranger. Steve looked forward to the phone ringing every weekday afternoon to "shoot the crap" with Bucky while he was stuck in Houston traffic. So many great memories that will live in our hearts forever!

Randy Huston

April 28, 2012

Bucky my dear friend, you finished the race. You over exceeded your obligations to me as a frIend. I will always miss you! Hugo

Brandy White

April 26, 2012

I worked with Bucky. When my mom was struck with Stage 4 Bone Cancer, he told me how hard it was for him when his dad died. He showed me a ring on his finger that his dad had custom made. He treasured his dad's ring. He told me that getting old SUCKED because he was having to say good-bye to a bunch of great people in his life. Bucky cried with me that day as we both grieved for our loved ones. Now I am more present, when I'm spending time with people I care about. I only knew Bucky for a little over a year, but I felt like I had known him all my life. When I meet people for the first time, I'm always nervous. As soon as I met Bucky, those nerves never showed up. He was so approachable and could make someone feel so comfortable in nerve racking situations. I will always remember his words he said to me to help me deal with my family struggles and I carry them with me to this very day. He took great care of everyone here at WM Jones & Company and we miss him very, very much. My prayers are with his family. I feel your loss.

Jerry Penick

April 26, 2012

My wife and I knew Buckley from KOCV. We all had the time of our lives and he was a big part of making it fun. One of our radio family, Brian Wilson went on to fame and fortune with FOX News, the rest of us like Buckley went on with our lives but have always held those memories dear to our hearts. Our prayers are with the family.

Lawrence McCarty

April 26, 2012

Estee, So sorry about your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

Larry McCarty

Greg Maddux

April 26, 2012

Our hearts go out to your family during these tough times. I still remember the Permian days with Bucky. We are very sorry for your loss. Sincerely............Greg and Therese Maddux and Maridella Maddux

Andy Ervin

April 26, 2012

Please know we are praying for your sorry for your loss...
Andy and Darlyne Ervin, Andrews, Texas

Maggie Rivers

April 25, 2012

May the family throw all their anxiety upon GOD, because he cares for you. He understand your pain and feeling. May he help you to cope during this time of sorrow.

Marla Marble Jones

April 25, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.