John Garfield Taylor, 92, was born August 2, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois; the son of Carl Taylor and Mary Ida Lilly (Garrioch) Taylor. He passed away Friday, January 5th, 2018 at Touchmark at Coffee Creek in Edmond, Oklahoma. John was called “Jack” by his siblings. He attended college, but left before graduating to serve in World War II.
John and his wife Jean made their home in Oklahoma City, moving there from Chicago, Illinois in 1966. John worked at various enterprises throughout his career, including running a print shop in Chicago, working as a checker on loading docks for the railroad in Chicago, and for Wilson Foods in Oklahoma City. He was an accomplished carpenter and handyman and completely remodeled the family home in Oklahoma City over a period of years. He also made several pieces of Shaker style wooden furniture for his daughter.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores Jean (Eubanks) Taylor, by his parents; one sister; Mildred (Millie Taylor) Moyer, and three brothers, Curtis (Bud) Taylor, Arthur (Art) Taylor, and Wilfred (Bill) Taylor. Survivors include: two sons, Thomas K. Taylor and his wife Carla of Bartlesville, OK; Kenneth Carl Taylor and his wife Tina of Oklahoma City; one daughter, Linda Maiann Taylor of Stillwater; three grandchildren, Adam Ryan Taylor, Brian Eric Taylor, and Blake Anthony Taylor, and one great-grand daughter, Brooke Taylor.
A memorial ceremony will be held 2pm Friday, January 12 in the Chapel at Resthaven.
January 12, 2018
The Chapel at Resthaven
500 SW 104th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73139