Mack James Taylor
September 24, 1935 – December 26, 2018
Mack James Taylor, 83, was received into God’s loving arms December 26, 2018. Mack was born in Barney, Georgia to Derry and Haskell Yancey Taylor. He was preceded in death by his devoted wife of 49 years Susan Taylor, brothers Jack Taylor, Bill Taylor, John Emmett Taylor; sisters Francis Simpson and Betty Jean Williamson.
Mack proudly served in the United States Air Force before his fifty-year career in commercial heating and air with Greene Plumbing and Heating. He never met a stranger, was always ready to offer a bit of country wisdom and was quick with a good joke.
Left to cherish his memory are his son Steve Taylor (Sheryl); daughter Cathy Lord (Curtis); grandchildren Joy Yancey, Brett Taylor, Leah Lord, and four great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind sister Mary Alice Griffin, sisters-in-law Anne Rehberg and Dee Taylor, numerous nieces and nephews, as well as many treasured friends and neighbors.
A Celebration of Life will be held at First United Methodist Church of Warner Robins on Sunday, December 30, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will occur following the service. Burial will take place at Mount Zion Campground Cemetery in Morven, Georgia on Monday, December 31, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929.
Visit snowscs.com to express condolences. Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street has charge of arrangements.
- Left to cherish his memory are his son Steve Taylor (Sheryl); daughter Cathy Lord (Curtis); grandchildren Joy Yancey, Brett Taylor, Leah Lord, and four great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind sister Mary Alice Griffin, sisters-in-law Anne Rehberg and Dee Taylor, numerous nieces and nephews, as well as many treasured friends and neighbors.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
PO Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929
- Celebration of Life Sunday, December 30, 2018
- Visitation - Following the service Sunday, December 30, 2018
- Graveside Service Monday, December 31, 2018
Mack James Taylor
January 2, 2019
Mack lived with his family on a farm near Barney which joined ours. My brother, sister and I waited for the bus many mornings at the Taylor house. Mack enjoyed a joke and a good story and attended many of our school reunions. I just learned today of his death from Sally Giddens Davis. God bless his soul and all his family.
December 30, 2018
I came to Macon in 1969 and met Mack at Greene Plumbing. He was truly a spectacular person and also had a big influence on my life. My degree is in Mechanical Engineering. I worked with Mack on many projects and he taught me more about engineering than all of the books I had read before. His pleasant way of "questioning my errors" always made me eager to get his advice. I also found his "questioning" was always correct. He also mentored many technicians during the years he was in the business and they always ended up better than when they met him. During my 55 years in the HVAC business I have met hundreds of people, but I can truly say none would equal Mack's ability.
I am thankful to have known him these many years and I am sure there are many others who would also feel the same.
My regrets to the family. He was a wonderful person.
Gayle Arnett (Evans)
December 28, 2018
I grew up next door to Mack Taylor and always loved him. He was always so funny and nice to all of us kids. My Dad and Mom loved him as well. I had a habit of whistling while playing outside as a girl and one day he laughingly told me, "a whistling woman and a crowing hen always come to no good end." I remember that to this day. I remember a time even after I moved away from home when I had a hot water heater go out and smelled gas. My dad called him and he came to my house and fixed my water heater then refused to take money for the work he did. Mack was a very good man, and I am glad I knew him.