Leslie “Wayne” Taylor, 82, of Bridge City passed away on Friday, Dec. 10, at his residence in Bridge City with his loving family by his side.

Wayne was born on May 29, 1928, in Oil City, Louisiana to Ocie Alice Palmer Taylor and Frank Taylor. He was a Navy Veteran and also served in the Navy Reserves. Wayne was a retired Heavy Equipment Operator for various companies and was a member of Local Union #450 from 1945-1995 and also served as their Business Agent from 1964-1973. He also was a member of the South Park Masonic Lodge in Beaumont for sixty-three years as a 32nd Degree Mason; a member of the Shriner’s from 1975-2010 and the Galveston Scottish Rite from 1970-2010

Survivors include his daughters, Leslie Creamer and husband Jerry of Sour Lake and Cynthia Hinds and her husband Kenneth of Port Neches; son, Frank Everett Taylor of Bridge City; grandchildren, Jeremy Creamer and Lori Babineaux, Jaime Bazar and her husband Troy, Jason Hinds and his wife Amy, Lila Stevens and her husband Mark, Lori Bandauskas and her husband James and Nikki Taylor; great grands, Aimee, Ross, Raegan, Caitlin and Ella. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Mae Taylor; his wife, Marceline Taylor and son, Richard Wayne Taylor.

A gathering of friends and family will take place from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Monday, December 13, at Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home in Port Arthur. A Memorial Service will take place at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 14, at Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home in Port Arthur with Father Stephen McCrate officiating with Masonic Committal Service to follow at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank Odyssey Hospice for all the love and support they gave to Wayne in his final days, we cannot thank you enough.

In lieu of flowers “Memorial Contributions” can be made to the Shriner’s or Galveston Scottish Rite.

For those unable to attend services you may sign the “Guest Book” at www.grammier-oberle.com.