Funeral service for Roy Taylor, age 62, of Sulphur Springs, Texas will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, November 22, 2019 at New Beginnings Fellowship Baptist Church with Pastor Wilton McMorris officiating. Interment will follow at Rockdale Cemetery with Jimmy Foley, Wayde Taylor, Paul Laco, Jeff Bowen, Daimen Hunter and Curtis Cutrell serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 PM on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Chapel. Mr. Taylor passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at his home in Sulphur Springs.
Allen Roy Taylor was born on June 6, 1957 in Cooper, Texas to Elwin and Hazel Taylor. He married Mary Bernal in Sulphur Springs in 1993. He was also a member of New Beginnings Fellowship Baptist Church. Allen Roy Taylor was loved by many. Many who knew him would tell you of his hard work ethic. He dedicated many years working for the city of Sulphur Springs. He loved his community but most important he valued his family, his wife Mary and their union of over 28 years, a son, and 4 stepchildren whom all see him not as a stepdad but a Father. He embraced the simple things in life, a pure spirit that he was, a unending love for his wife Mary and all his children and many grandchildren, his many siblings and extended family. His wife and children experienced his unfaltering love, that only a great man can demonstrate. Near his end days, his bravery, courage and optimism never ceased. He taught his family many lessons without saying a word but rather in being a family man, hardworking man, optimistic man and a brave man in his medical condition, which ultimately took him. These lessons will live on with his wife and children, because he was the greatest example of pure love and simplicity. Forever in our hearts you remain as you guide us from above. Rest in Peace, Husband and Father. Rest in Peace to the greatest man!
He is survived by his daughters, Angelica Cardenas, of Yum, AZ, Jessica Magana and husband, Jerry of Yuma, AZ, DeeDee Self of Sulphur Springs; sons, Toby Sires and wife, Chyna of Sulphur Springs, Roy “Pokey” Taylor of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Zachary Hunter, McKenzie Hunter, Autumn Dewitt, Alayna Self, Aydan Self, Bentley Sires, Axl Sires, Adrian Aguilar, Aaron Aguilar, Andrea Aguilar, Alicia Magana, Amberly Magana, Angelique Johnson, Nate Johnson, Matthew Johnson; brothers and sisters, Patricia Lopez, David Taylor, Joyce Campbell, Floyd Taylor, Sharon Normandeau, Wanda Godfrey, Virgil Taylor, Ann Coleman, Dorothy Easly.
Roy was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Linda Campbell and Goldie Rhoades; brothers, Gene Taylor and James Donald Taylor.