Thomas A. Taylor CLU
February 6, 1939 – June 21, 2018
Thomas Andrew Taylor, 79, of Pataskala, passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at his residence. He was born on February 6, 1939 in Morgantown, WV, a son to the late Thomas and Opal (Sisler) Taylor. Thomas loved his wife and spending time with his family and grandkids. He loved sports, boating, fishing and golfing. Thomas graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor’s in Business and was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He was an Army Reserve Veteran and worked as an Insurance agent for over 57 years with four companies. Thomas was a long time member at Peace Free Lutheran Church. Thomas is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Judy Taylor; sons, Sam (Brenda) Taylor and Scott (Jackie) Taylor; grandchildren, Ryan Taylor, Arika Taylor, Michael (Katrina) Taylor, Scottie (Chelsha) Taylor and Emily Taylor; great-grandchild, Landon Thomas Taylor; brother, Bill (Karen) Taylor; nieces, Mindy (Lowell) Jackson and Missy (John) Razior and many cousins. Honoring the families wishes cremation will take place. Memorial visitation will take place June 30, 2018, at Peace Free Lutheran Church, 28 Elm St., Canal Winchester, OH from 10:30 am to 11:00 am with a Memorial Service at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Abiding Word Ministries, P.O. Box 411479, Melbourne, FL 32941, in Tom's memory.
- Memorial Service Saturday, June 30, 2018
Thomas A. Taylor CLU
June 30, 2018
75 years of being Tom Taylor's little brother!
When I was a little boy I loved Superman! One day, I was probably 6 or 7, I was pretending to be Superman, cape and all! My brother and his friends came home and Tom said " Hey, Superman do you think you can fly off that wall over to the tree?" Of course I said I could because I was superman! I went running and jumped from the wall to the tree. I made it, but the branch was rotten. I fell and broke my arm. That night my father was asking Tom why he didn't try to stop me! He said " Who am I to question Super man!" My brother was always quick with a come back! He was always joking!!
I had the good fortune to work in the same industry with Tom for 40 years. We worked together at State Farm, American National and Farmers Ins. Group. Tom worked and helped many young people in their careers. When he felt that he wasn't doing that anymore he retired.
I had a friend in Owensboro, Kentucky. When you asked Wayne how he was doing his response was always "Every day is a holiday!" That is how Tom lived on this earth and still lives with our savior Jesus Christ. I will miss him but knowing he lives, and I will see him again, gives me comfort. So, I celebrate Tom's life today because everyday is a holiday!!!
I love you, brother.
June 29, 2018
I am very sorry to hear about the passing of Tom , he was very instrumental in helping me get started in my insurance career a few years ago. I still remember going to his home on Haft drive in Reynoldsburg for the pep meeting with him and other new State Farm agents, Carl, Charlie, Vern, Red and many others. Some how he put us all together and made us great, many thanks Tom!!
June 22, 2018
Being that I'm from that "other" state up north, I didn't get to be around Tom unless Sam and Brenda were hosting an event. However, there were many events :-) and Tom always had a jolly chuckle and smile. His smile resided not just on his lips, but in his eyes. He was always sharing stories and made folks feel welcomed. Sam and Scott have this trait as well. I am truly sorry for this loss and send the family, who I consider to be part of my extended family, hugs and peaceful energy along with prayers for healing of your spirit. Tom was a pro in gifting his loved ones with many memories and much love. Peace...