Weatherford Democrat

December 12, 2012

J.C. “Pete” Taylor


Weatherford Democrat

J.C. “Pete” Taylor

J.C. “Pete” Taylor, 84, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012.

Service is 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel, Weatherford. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel. Interment will be in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park, Colleyville, Texas. Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.

J.C. “Pete” Taylor was born Sept. 25, 1928, in Frederick, Okla., to Cecil Taylor and Dicie Doyle Taylor. He moved to Davidson, Okla., in 1945, where his parents owned Taylor’s Café. He joined the Air Force in 1951 and was stationed at Langley AFB in Virginia. He married Mary “Jackie” Taylor, July 2, 1951, in Elizabeth City, N.C. They lived in Newport News, Va., where their son, Mike, was born in 1952 and daughter Kathy in 1954. Upon discharge from the Air Force, the family moved to Smithfield, Texas, in 1955.

He retired in 1983 from Army Civil Service at Bell Helicopter in Hurst, Texas, and he and Jackie moved to Rhome, Texas, before settling in Weatherford in 1986 where they resided at the time of his passing. For the first 13 years of retirement, he worked part time for Trinity Distributors and Revolution Technologies while he and Jackie traveled about seven months of the year. He attended Tarrant County Junior College and received certification in heating and air conditioning.

He was a member and Past Worshipful Master of the Richland Hills Masonic Lodge 1348 and a member of the Fort Worth Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. Pete was a very devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was dedicated to his wife of 61 years.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Jaquetta Taylor; son, Mike Taylor and wife, Susan, of Colleyville, Texas; daughter, Kathy Taylor Trotter, of Weatherford; grandson, Larry Wayne Swingle and wife, Jeri, of Weatherford; granddaughter, Caitlin Taylor, of Colleyville; great-granddaughters, Laramie Swingle, Katlyn Gale and Dylan Langley, of Weatherford; sisters, Dorthy Hendrix, of Frederick, Okla., Joy Crowell and husband, J.B., of Davidson, Okla., Carlene Parris, of Davidson, Okla., Sue Howe and husband, Buddy, of Burkburnnet, Texas; several nieces, nephews, great- nieces and great-nephews; a host of caring and devoted friends; and his wonderful Willow Park Baptist Church family.

Pete was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Willow Park Baptist Building Fund, Christian Outreach Church, Odyssey Hospice or Alzheimer’s Association.

Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel

Weatherford