Oldin Jack Taylor
Oldin Jack Taylor, 99, a resident of Orange for 69 years, and a former resident of Shelby County, died Monday, Nov. 21, at his home.
Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, at First United Methodist Church in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. W.C. Hall, former pastor of First United Methodist Church, and the Rev. Barry Bradley, pastor of First Baptist Church.
Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Friday at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Born in Shelby County, on May 11, 1912, Mr. Taylor was the son of James Hiram and Nettie (Golden) Taylor. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Orange, and past senior deacon of First Baptist Church in Orange for over 60 years. He owned and operated Sabine Radiator in Orange for over 50 years, and he retired from Firestone Tire and Rubber in Lake Charles after 35 years.
Mr. Taylor was a member of Madison Lodge 126 AF & AM and Eastern Star. He loved gardening and providing vegetables to his family and friends. He loved his church, his work, but most of all his family. He was a faithful husband, loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Verna Thrasher Taylor; five sisters; and four brothers.
Mr. Taylor is survived by his daughters, Joanne Pledger and husband Jim, Jackie Grooms and husband Phil, all of Orange; grandchildren, Dyanne Kimmel and husband Ike, David Grooms and wife Mindy, Debra Lea Grooms; and great-grandchildren, Katharine, Ross, and Anna Lea Kimmel, and Evan, Rachel, and Davis Grooms.
Serving as Pallbearers will be David Grooms, Evan Grooms, Davis Grooms, Ike Kimmel, Ross Kimmel, Robert Nelson, Jerry Hughes, Charlie Phillips, and John Martin. Honorary Pallbearers will be AC Barber, Fred Chapman, and Harold Forse.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions may make donations to First United Methodist Church, 502 North Sixth Street, Orange, Texas, 77630.