Jack Reuben Taylor, 89, of Woodville, died Saturday, Jan. 10, at Silsbee Convalescent Center.

He was born on Aug. 20, 1925, to Nancy and George Taylor in Port Arthur, and was a graduate of South Park High School Class of 1942. Jack was a United States Navy veteran having served in World War II. He was a loving husband, daddy, and Paw Paw. Jack was a member of the VFW 1806, Masonic Home and School of Texas, and a 32 Degree Master Mason for South Park Lodge.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Velma Taylor; daughter, Jacqueline Woods and her husband, James, of Farmer Branch; son, Daren Cassidy and his wife, Donna, of Beaumont; daughter, Jennie LeBlanc and her husband, Joe, of Orange; son-in-law, Bill Tolar of Woodville; nine grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Lula Richardson; brother, George W. Taylor, Jr.; and one daughter, Diana Tolar.

A gathering of Mr. Taylor’s family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m. with his funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 15, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His interment will follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont.