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Thomas Leon Taylor

Memorial for Thomas Leon Taylor

Born in Austin, Texas on Jul. 11, 1931
Departed on Nov. 25, 2011 and resided in Austin, TX.
Service: Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011
1:00 pm
Cemetery: Cook Walden Capital Parks
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Thomas Leon Taylor was born July 11, 1931, in Austin, Texas, to the Late Oscar and Elizabeth Smith-Taylor. Thomas was the third child born in this union of five children. A brother, Oscar L. Taylor, Jr. and a sister, Bobbie Ruth Taylor-Anderson preceded him in death.

Thomas accepted Christ at an early age, and joined Simpson United Methodist Church in Austin, Texas.

He graduated from "Old Anderson" High School in 1949. Later, he moved to Los Angeles, California where he was inducted into the U. S. Army in 1953. He served during the Korean War Conflict and was honorably discharged. He returned to Los Angeles and worked for many years for Hughes Aircraft and made his home and family until he returned to Austin.

He returned to Austin where he later rejoined Simpson United Methodist Church. He loved his family, church and helping others. He was a dedicated church worker in the Outreach Ministries of the Clothes Closet and the Bus Stop Ministry. He also participated in the Hand Bell Choir and was a member of the Methodist Men of Simpson.

His special talent was repairing and refinishing furniture, and whittling wooden carvings of African and Religious artwork.

He leaves to celebrate his memories, four children: Michael Taylor of San Antonio, Texas; Deborah Taylor King (Charles) of Austin, Texas; Vanessa Elizabeth Taylor of Victorville, California; and Ramont L. Taylor of Austin, Texas;two brothers, Charles F. Taylor (Margaret) of Austin, Texas and Donald E. Taylor (Joyce) of Pflugerville, Texas. Four stepdaughters; two grandsons and one great grandson. He will be missed by a host of relatives, friends and extended family.

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