CALDWELL—Services for David Taylor, 60, of Caldwell were held Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at the Phillips & Luckey Chapel in Caldwell with Rev. Rick Mitchell officiating. Burial followed in Caldwell Masonic Cemetery.
Mr. Taylor died Thursday, Jan. 17, in Caldwell.
He was born Sept. 26, 1952, in Kerr County to Marvin Taylor and Dora Janice (Johnson) Taylor.
As a young man, he developed two things, the love for outdoors and his work ethic. He was a volunteer fireman from 16 to 17, he did some roofing, was a skilled carpenter, and he also did some painting for NCP.
Mr. Taylor worked in the oilfield for over 30 years and at the time of his death was employed by Halliburton.
He was always building something or sitting in his swing sipping sweet tea.
Mr. Taylor was an animal lover and an outdoors enthusiast. He enjoyed watching and talking sports with his children and he collected coins.
He married Karen Wadlington on July 20, 1997, in Caldwell.
Mr. Taylor was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Caldwell.
He was preceded in death by his father, Marvin Taylor; a brother, Zachary Taylor; and his father-in-law, Lester Wadlington.
Survivors are his wife, Karen Taylor; three sons, David Lee Taylor and wife Billie, Jimmy Parker and wife Jennifer, all of Caldwell, Harlan Parker and wife Jessica of Dallas; three daughters, Catherine Nicol Taylor of Richardson, Stacy McDonald and husband Kelly, Josephine Parker, all of Caldwell; a brother Tollie Taylor and wife Beth of Kerrville; eight sisters, Wanda Brothers of Bellaire, Esther Gonzales and husband Pete, Sharon Strand, Nancy Taylor, Ruth Rawlings and husband Steve, Andrea Taylor, all of Kerrville, June Balazzio and husband Toffie of San Antonio, Melody Chipman of Ingram; 11 grandchildren, Ryan Taylor, Audrey Taylor, Levi Taylor, Chris McDonald, Alexis McDonald, Allyson McDonald, Macy Taylor, Carson Parker, Autumn McDonald, Blake Taylor and Jaycee Parker; his mother-in-law, Doris Wadlington; three brothers-in-law, Gary Wadlington, Charles Wadlington and wife Sheila, Carman Wadlington, all of Rockdale; and a sister-in-law, Dana Fatheree and husband Mark of Rockdale; also, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were David Ondrasek, James Kellum, James Beatty, Larry Blum, Larry Hein, Michael Mitchell and Bill Sargent.
Honorary pallbearers were his grandsons, Ryan Taylor, Levi Taylor, Carson Parker and Blake Taylor.