Services

Graveside Service

Thu. Dec. 19, 2019
12:45 pm

Houston National Cemetery

10410 Veterans Memorial Drive
Houston , TX 77038.
Thu. Dec. 19, 2019
12:45 pm
Houston National Cemetery
10410 Veterans Memorial Drive
Houston , TX 77038.
In Memory of
Edward Fisher Taylor
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Born February 14, 1934 in Butler Alabama, to Heyward and Martha Taylor, the youngest of nine.

Went home to the Lord December 14, 2019.

 

Christian, Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather;

Survived by the love of his life Jerry Taylor, three children Edward wife Renee, Gina late husband Tom and Scott wife Ellen, eight grandchildren, Justin, Anne Marie, Lara, Ellen, Scott, Andrew, Elizabeth, Caroline four great grandchildren Malachi, Brennan, Casey and Ellie.

 

Christened and raised a Methodist. As an adult he was baptized as a public profession of his faith. He always taught his children and grandchildren the importance of honesty, integrity and hard work. He loved to read history, encyclopedias, and the Bible. Always taught “you can’t just take one verse from the bible you have to take the bible as a whole.” He loved fishing, friends and family and always stopped to help people in need.  

 

From age ten until fifteen he lived with his Uncle Julian Taylor because of his Mother’s death. He moved back home at age fifteen to help care for his ill father and supported himself, working at Western Auto and Grocery Stores, while attending school. Was Valedictorian of Butler High School while lettering in football, basketball and baseball.

 

During the Korean War he enlisted in the US Army and achieved the rank of Sargent, was a marksman and received training at Camp Mead (Army Intelligence.) While serving overseas in Germany he helped design, build and install antennas to spy on Russian and East German troop movements. He served active duty from October 28, 1952 through September 13, 1955 and the reserves until October 1, 1960.

 

After active duty he briefly attended Auburn University for Civil Engineering. It was about this time that he met his future wife Jerry. He briefly worked for a forestry company conducting timber surveys. When Jerry moved to Houston he found a Job in New Orleans so he could be closer to her.  On September 15, 1958 he married the love of his life. And they lived in New Orleans for 2 years.

 

The family moved to Houston in 1960 and he worked for Floyd Cole Surveying, laying out subdivisions for the Developer Frank Sharp. Later, at Brown and Root as a construction supervisor, he worked on numerous Highways and the Lake Livingston Dam. He then worked for Humble Oil’s Land Department. In 1968 he became a Registered Professional Land Surveyor and in 1972 he opened Taylor Surveying Service. From the early 1980’s until his retirement at age 65 he ran the surveying department of Brown & Gay Engineers, but continued contract work well into his 70’s. He loved to teach others, He was always helping Land Surveyors and Engineers solve problems, at no charge.

 

Last words “I LOVE ALL”

 

Please line up in "Lane 2" at Houston National Cemetery around 12:30pm.

Charitable Donations may be made to:

Sarcoma Foundation of America
PO Box 98160 , Washington, 20090. Website Link