Norman Vol Taylor

May 14, 1930February 28, 2019

Norman Vol Taylor was born May 14, 1930, in Temple, Texas, to Wilford Vol and Arabelle Gore Taylor. He died Feb. 28, 2019, in Lexington, Kentucky. Norman graduated from high school in Lampasas, Texas. After high school, he was accepted at Abilene Christian College on a basketball scholarship to study business. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1951 where he served in the 5th Air Force and rose to the rank of Sergeant. After his service, he finished a bachelor’s degree and married Charlotte Harrison in 1954. He and Charlotte lived in Dallas, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Hebronville and Alice, Texas, before settling down in Nacogdoches in 1963 as owners/operators of White’s Auto Store on the square. Later he worked as a paint salesman before he and Charlotte purchased A-Z Rentals in the late 1970s. They grew the small equipment rental business and sold it upon retirement in 1999. Throughout their time in Nacogdoches, Norman and his family were active members of North Street Church of Christ, where he served as an elder. In retirement, the Taylors moved to Angel Fire, N.M., and then in 2007 they moved to Lexington, Kentucky, to be near their daughter. Norman was known to family and friends for his skill in playing the domino game “42,” working crossword puzzles, a quick wit and his affection for his wife of 64+ years. Norman and Charlotte have five children, Jan, Jim (Yolanda), Scott (Dee Anne), Brad (Cindy) and Charley (Randy); one foster son Michael Elliot; 10 grandchildren, Reyna, Jaxson, Tiffany, Krista (Nathan), Zachary, Jennifer, Kody (Emilee), Cassie, Austin (Kayla), Amber, and one great grandchild Olivia Grace.

Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, 196 N. Lanana St., Nacogdoches


  • Visitation Saturday, May 4, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, May 4, 2019


Norman Vol Taylor

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