Services for T.J. Taylor, 80, of Crosbyton were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, September 27, 1997, in the Crosbyton First United Methodist Church with Rev. Tom Woodward, pastor and Rev. Beth Harrington, pastor of the Farwell First United Methodist Church, officiating.
Burial followed in the Crosbyton Cemetery under direction of Adams Funeral Home of Crosbyton.
Mr. Taylor died at 7:08 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, 1997, in Crosbyton Clinic Hospital following an illness.
He was born Nov. 20, 1916, in Anna, Collin County, Texas.. He married Frances Van Meter on Dec. 23, 1937, in McAdoo. He was a member of Crosbyton First United Methodist Church. He graduated from Crowell High School and attended Texas Tech University. He served as district adviser of the Texas Hospital Association. He served on the Crosbyton City Council for 11 years, and he was mayor pro-tem for eight years. He served on the South Plains Association of Government for eight years. He helped secure the Crosbyton Municipal Airport and the Crosbyton Solar Energy Project. He was a member of the Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Board, and he served as assistant manager of the American Cotton Growers from 1977 to 1990. He helped establish the Migrant Health in Crosbyton, and he was instrumental in getting rehabilitation for epileptics. He was a former member and past president of the Crosbyton Lions Club, and he was a member of the Crosbyton Chamber of Commerce. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of the Crosbyton Masonic Lodge 1020, a Shriner and a member of the Khiva Temple.
He was a farmer, and he was manager of the McAdoo Co-Op Gin. He served as manager of the Crosbyton Clinic Hospital from 1949 to 1977, where he was instrumental in securing financial support for five expansions of the hospital complex.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Frances Ann Koch of Dallas and Mary Elaine Bell of Lamesa; two brothers, Truman of The Woodlands and Bill Taylor of Dallas; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
©The Crosby County News & Chronicle,Friday, Oct. 3, 1997
Services for Mary Frances Van Meter Taylor, 91, of Crosbyton, will be held at 3 p.m. today, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010, at the Crosbyton First United Methodist Church, with Rev. Wendell Horn and Rev. Robby Harris officiating. Burial will follow in the Crosbyton Cemetery under direction of Adams Funeral Home of Crosbyton. Mrs. Taylor passed away on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010 at the Crosbyton Hospital. She was born on June 25, 1918, in Rhome, Texas, to the late Earl and Roxana (Morris) Van Meter. On Dec. 23, 1937, she married T. J. Taylor in McAdoo. He preceded her in death on Sept. 25, 1997. T. J. and Frances moved to Crosbyton in 1956 from McAdoo, where they had lived since 1938.
Frances was a member of the Crosbyton First United Methodist Church, the Order of the Easter Star and the Canasta Club. She was an avid supporter of the youth of McAdoo and Crosbyton. She was a case worker for the Texas Department of Public Welfare and had served as the administrator of the Crosbyton Nursing Home for 11 years. Frances was preceded in death by a sister, Marjorie Hardy, who passed away on Aug. 18, 2007; and a brother, Earl Van Meter, Jr., who passed away on Aug. 27, 1991.
Survivors include two daughters, Frances Ann Koch of Crosbyton and Elaine Williams and husband Harold of Kalgary; like a daughter, Judy Higginbotham and like sons, Bub Eldredge and Junior Long; and a sister-in-law, Doris Van Meter of McAdoo. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Lesleigh Overstreet (Marty Pena), Sam Moore (Sonia), Brett Koch (Donna), Todd Ratheal and Earl Bell; seven great-grandchildren, Lauren Fry (Aaron), Jordan Overstreet, Tracie Alcala (Josh), Erin Moore, Michala Moore, Aaron Koch and Darbie Williams; and three great-great grandchildren, Ethan, Courtney and Owen Alcala.
©Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Sunday, February 14, 2010
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