Charles Joseph Taylor
March 16, 1930 – July 31, 2020
Charles Joseph Taylor went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, July 31, 2020, in Richardson, Texas, at 90 years old.
He was born on March 16, 1930 to Charles Percy and Nancy Akin Taylor in Claremore, OK. Charles grew up in Claremore, OK, where he met the love of his life, Patricia Joyce Frazier. Patricia moved to Houston, so he had to hitchhike to Houston to see her. 0n August 29, 1947, they were married in Houston, Texas. Their first years of marriage Charles worked for the funeral home in Claremore, OK. In 1950, Charles went into the army and was sent to Fort Polk, LA. After serving with the military they moved to Texas to work in the oil fields. While working in the oil fields God called Charles to preach – and he did so the rest of his life. His first church to pastor was in Austwell, TX, while attending University of Corpus Christi. Charles pastored many small churches throughout Texas, including North Jackson Baptist Church in Palestine for six years, College Heights Baptist in Cleburne for six years, Crestview Baptist in Richardson from 1969 to 1988, and Northside Baptist in Baytown until he retired. After retiring, he worked for Director of Missions at San Jacinto Association, Baytown. After retiring the second time, Charles moved to Richardson to be closer to family, became members of Parkway Hills Baptist Church.
In 1970, Charles became “PawPaw” to everyone with the birth of his first grandchild, Bethany.
Charles was preceded in death by his child bride Patricia Joyce, of 69 years, his parents Charles & Nancy Taylor, his brother Gary Taylor; his sisters Elarie Akin Cook, Rosalie Turner and Elva Lou Rongey; his daughter in law, Lynda Kay Taylor; and granddaughter, Amy Lynn Tuggle. He is survived by his children Charles D. Taylor, Patricia (Charles W.) Tuggle, Judy (Roger) Elkins and Catherine Taylor; seven grandchildren: Matthew (Kimberly) Taylor, Joshua (Cristina) Taylor, Bethany (Steve) Hill, Tiffany (Chris) Gordon, Ryan (Jill) Tuggle, Katy Elkins, Matthew (Erika) Elkins; twelve great-grand children: Dylan, Madison and Griffin Taylor, Owen and Olivia Taylor, Jacob and Jordan Hill, Chloe, Ciera and Charleigh Gordon, Reagan and Judd Tuggle; sisters Rita Taylor, Vivian Craighead, Patty Wallace and brother Don E. Taylor; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and other loved ones.
Thank You to the wonderful caregivers at Linden Park in Richardson for taking special care of PawPaw these last 3 years.
PawPaw will be greatly missed, but we can say, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Matthew 25:23
Celebration Service will be Saturday, August 8 at 10 am, at The Heights at Creekside (Formerly known as Crestview), 1105 N. Waterview, Richardson, TX. Burial will be at the DFW National Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be mailed to: The Heights at Creekside, 201 W. Renner Rd., Richardson, Texas 75080
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.TedDickeyFuneral.com for the Taylor family.
Celebration of Life
Saturday, August 8, 2020
Charles Joseph Taylor
August 8, 2020
I remember in late 1980 Brother Chuck and Wayne Gadman visited me while I was sick as a dog from chemotherapy.
Visitors were the last thing I wanted at that moment; I felt the chemo wasn't working and had very little hope.
We joined hands and Brother Chuck and Wayne prayed and I felt my intense nausea begin to subside and my mind clear. By the time we all said 'amen' I felt almost normal, and was able to consider that I might just get better.
I was saved that day and have been cancer-free since...
Mike & Mary Shadowens
August 5, 2020
We have a lot of good memories of
Our times with Uncle Charles & Aunt Pat and their family when they would come to Oklahoma for a visit . We had beds on the floor in every room of the house so we could all spend time together . He loved to go fishing with our dad and many fish were caught ! You could always count on a big hug from him and a beautiful prayer would bless the food we received . Our love & prayers are with you all .