John Howard Taylor, Sr., born March 11, 1930, passed away on November 21, 2018. A native of Anniston, Alabama, he was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel L. and Maggie (McKleroy) Taylor and his sisters Alma (Roy) Pitts, Flora Ann (Eunice ) Ford and Frances (Raymond) Waits. John leaves behind his beloved wife of 70 years, Virginia Corinne Taylor. He is also succeeded by his son John Howard Taylor, Jr. and granddaughter, Christy Taylor. Also, his daughter, Valerie Taylor(Austin) Parrish and grandchildren Meridith (Josh) South and their daughter Taylor; Stacy (James) Lewis and their daughter Breanne; Andrew Parrish; Mark (Morgan) Parrish; and Michael Parrish. Also, his son Mark (Sabra) Taylor and their children Deliana, Sangia and Brock. John also leaves a brother, Aaron (Ann) Taylor of Anniston, Alabama and a sister, Leanne (Dearl) Landers of Alexandria, Alabama, as well as several nieces and nephews. John was a longtime, faithful member of the University Church of Christ at Alpine Hills. He enjoyed gardening, being of service to others, and spending time with his family. He was the best husband, father and grandfather anyone could ask for. He will be missed so much. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 12:00 Noon from the University Church of Christ with visitation beginning at 11:00 AM. Interment will be in Mobile Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be offered at www.mobilefuneralservice.com. Arrangements by Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.
So hard to say goodbye to yesterday and the ones we loved and the old traditions like holidays and family gatherings at Grandmother and Grandaddy Pugh's. But along with the memories, we still have so much to be thankful for. Thinking of you all, Aunt Corinne, Howard, Val, and Mark and your families. So sorry for your loss and that we couldn't be there. Remember Uncle John as a softspoken, kind,, and loving man. David, Lynne, and Randy
David PughPell City, AL
Aunt Corrine, Howard,Valerie,Mark and families, I have so many fond memories of Uncle John and what a gentle, kind man he was. He was always so welcoming to us when we would come.to visit and I appreciated the way he loved my Daddy and Mama.I love you all and will have you in my prayers in the days, weeks, and months to come
Lynne WilliamsEastaboga, AL
Praying for comfort and peace to you all during this time. Wish we could be there, love you all.
Sangia, Chad, Dezmund, Ricky and BlayreLake City, FL
So many special memories growing up. Always faithful and loving to his Church, family and friends. We are at peace knowing you are walking those streets of gold with those who have gone before you. We will see you again in heaven. We pray for strength and peace for the family.
Ray & Freida WaitsMadison, AL
Sending our Love to a very dear and special Uncle (Buddy). You will be missed but know that you are having a wonderful reunion with your Lord and Savior; Family, and Friends. Enjoy your garden and praising the Lord. Prayers and love to Aunt Corinne, Howard, Val, Mark and all the family.
Gail W. and Thomas M.NolenMontevallo, AL