Doyce W Taylor

October 30, 1939December 20, 2013
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Doyce W. Taylor, 74 of Port Lavaca passed away December 20, 2013. He was born October 30, 1939 in Dawson, Texas to the late W.J. and Ida Mae Burleson Taylor. Doyce was a Retired Air Force Tech Sgt. having served during the Vietnam War and was also a member of the VFW. He was a member of the Evening Lion’s Club of Port Lavaca, and chartered two new Lion’s Club’s in the area. He was also a member of the First United Methodist Church in Port Lavaca and the United Methodist Outreach Army.

Doyce is survived by his wife Carolyn Carlock Taylor; sons, Daryl W. Taylor and wife Debra, Geryl W. Taylor and wife Lana and Teryl W. Taylor and wife Kristi; sister Beth Woodall and husband Keneth; aunt, Edith Mae Brewer; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents Doyce was preceded in death by his brother Johnnie Taylor.

A time of visitation will be held from 4 to 6 pm on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at the Richardson Colonial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Monday, December 23, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church in Port Lavaca with the Rev. Mark Porterfield officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow at the Port Lavaca Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons, James Taylor, Michael Taylor, Chris Taylor, Jarrett Parker, Dakota Taylor, Kody Taylor, Kory Taylor and Alex Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be his three sons, Daryl, Geryl and Teryl and Tina Fox, Kayln Taylor and Kassidy Taylor.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church Maintenance Fund.

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  • Visitation Sunday, December 22, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 23, 2013

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Terri Matthews

December 29, 2013

Doyce will be missed so much. Deepest sympathy and prayers to Carolyn and family.

December 26, 2013

Doyce and Carolyn and Boys were great friends they made our P.I. tour like we
were home. Then when we reconnected with several other couples it was just like being home again. Doyce will be missed annd Our prayer group in Colorado will keep the family in there book of names to keep praying for the family.

Ron and Virginia Lane Michelle washburn and Andrea Ojala

Saul Salmon

December 24, 2013

We met Doyce and Carolyn in the PI several years ago and only recently reconnected in N. Carolina. It was a great pleasure to know both Doyce and Carolyn. I will miss seeing and talking with Doyce at our planned reconnection in May. God Bless & Keep Joyce.........Saul & Linda Salmon

Susan Tippit

December 24, 2013

Doyce was a righteous godly man, and a great inspiration to me. My husband and I enjoyed being in the Care Corp at church with him, his gentle loving nature was the epitome of what that organization was about. Another way he inspired my sister and I was with his sense of humor along with his smile as he thought of fun ways to keep the nursing home aides and nurses entertained and involved with his mother. Love to his family who share these same qualities.

Jackie/Ernie Conner

December 24, 2013

Carolyn, you and Doyce were such great friends when in the P.I.then we re-connected in the past few years it was such a joy. We know you are in a vacuum right now but God is there with you...we send our blessings and prayers to you and your family. We are priviledged to have known him and inspired by his actions to all he met. The memories we have of him, and you,will last us through the years. You both have been a gift of God to all who have known you.


December 23, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of Doyce's passing. I only knew him for a short time while working at PLFUMC and it was always a treat to sit and chat with him for a bit. My prayers to the Taylor family.

Janet Burleson

December 23, 2013

Wonderful man I will miss him and his hugs. Prayers to the family.

Mark Sprinkle

December 22, 2013

I am sorry to learn about Doyce's passing. I worked at BP Chemical Plant. Doyce always had a smile for you. Doyce was a gentleman and always friendly. My sympathies to Carolyn,family and his many friends.

December 22, 2013

We were so sorry to hear about Doyce. He was one of the hardest working people I have ever known, and he was always ready with a kind word and a helping hand. He will be missed by many friends and his wonderful, close-knit family. Carolyn, please know that Art and I are thinking about you and keeping you in our prayers throughout this difficult time.

Love, Linda Heideman

December 22, 2013

Carolyn and Family,

It was with great sadness we learned of Doyce's passing. He was a true family man. He and Bob Williamson are the only two I've kept in contact with from Wright-Patterson over 30 years ago. He was a great teacher and mentor and I had a tremendous amount of respect for him. We talked earlier in the year after my surgery and it certainly was a boost to my morale.
Cathy and I send our most heartfelt condolences on your loss.

Dan and Cathy Druzbacky