David Taylor was called home to be with his Lord & Savior on the evening of July 10, 2021. He passed away peacefully at the age of 82. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend.
David was born in Cleburne,TX on January 12, 1939 to Mary Forrest and Donald Quincy Taylor and raised in Blum, TX. He and Sharon met in Blum when they were around 5 years old and pretty much never let each other go. They were married on May 29, 1959 and recently celebrated 62 years. Together they raised daughters, Sharlyn and Sharissa.
After high school, David went to Tarleton College, North Texas State University and SMU School of Banking. His highest level of education he achieved was a master's degree. David had a successful career in banking for over 30 years. On most weekends, for many years, you could find him training bird dogs or judging Field Trials all over the United States and Mexico.
David loved spending time with all his family. He made a point to show-up and be present for his grandkid's events. He had a passion for hunting and "bird-dogging." He loved working hard on the farm, baseball and rodeos, serving at church, spending summers in Red River New Mexico and many other things that brought him joy.
David was a faithful Christian man that loved Jesus and wasn't afraid to share his faith. He was a tough, smart, strong man, and strong on principle. To know him was to see generosity, kindness, a stern hand, but a soft heart at work! He had a special gift for mentoring the young, and not so young, taking them under his wing and passing on his wisdom and many life skills. David was a talented poet and storyteller and shared his own poetry and others poetry at events, on many occasions.
David is survived by his wife Sharon; his daughters and their spouses, Sharlyn, Tokey, Sharissa, Philip; his grandchildren Tanner, Jabe & wife Emily, and Jacey (Jacelyn); and great granddaughter Nova; his brothers Dan, Dean, Dale; sisters-in-law Linda, Gloria, Debbie, Brenda, Becky; brother-in-law Wayne; and many loving nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of His Life will be held on Saturday July 31, 2021 at the Cowboy Church of Ellis County located at 2374 U.S. 287 Access Rd, Waxahachie, TX 75167 at 10am.
Donations can be made in Memory of David Taylor at the Cal Farley Boys Ranch. Calfarley.org or mail checks to Cal Farley Boys Ranch PO Box 1890, Amarillo, TX 79101.
Published on July 19, 2021