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Lish Dan (L.D.) Taylor
 

Memorial for Lish Dan (L.D.) Taylor

Born in Paris, Texas on Nov. 10, 1922
Departed on Jan. 14, 2010 and resided in Austin, TX.
Visitation: Friday, Jan. 22, 2010
09:00 am - 8:00 pm
Service: Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010
1:00 pm
Cemetery: Cook Walden Capital Parks
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Lish Dan "L.D." Taylor, 87 of Austin died January 14, 2010. He was the only child born to Victor and Daisy Taylor in Paris, Texas.

L.D. received his formal education in the Paris, Texas public school system where he distinguished himself as scholar and outstanding athlete. He later earned a baccalaureate degree from Texas College, Tyler, Texas and his Masters Degree from Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas. While attending Texas College, L.D. continued to participate in athletics, and was a four-year letterman in football, basketball and baseball. He was elected to the Southwest Athletic Conference Football Hall of Fame.

L.D. united in holy matrimony to Earnestine C. Jones in January of 1944. No children were born to this union.

L.D. professed a hope in Christ at an early age and retained a close church affiliation throughout his life. Upon moving to Austin, he united with Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church where he rendered over forty-four years of faithful service, including various church auxiliaries and other aspects of church ministry.

He served in the U.S. Army toward the end of World War II, which included a tour of duty in Europe. His employment history included public school teaching positions in Denton, Beaumont and Lufkin, Texas. While at Lufkin, he coached several basketball and track teams to State Championships in the Prairie View UIL competitions. His final teaching position was at Camp Gary, San Marcos, Texas.

In addition to his employment, L.D. was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the Texas College Alumni Association, the Capitol City Lions Club, Southwest Athletic Conference Officials Association, and Prairie View A & M University Interscholastic League Hall of Fame. He also served in various volunteer and support capacities for civic and social initiatives in and around the Austin area for many years.

L.D. was preceded in death by both parents and his wife. Survivors include one sister-in-law, Louise Jones Parker, The Colony, Texas and other collateral relatives and friends. Extended family members include Ralph Allen, J. T. Washington, Harv King and Luther Simond (college teammates), and Dr. Audrey L. and Margery "Tillie" Mackey (longtime family friends).
  

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