James D. "J.D." Taylor

September 30, 1920 - March 15, 2017
Visitation
March 23, 2017   5 pm to 6:30 pm
Hanner Funeral Service
Service
March 24, 2017   10:00 am
Hanner Funeral Chapel
Cemetery
Pine Crest Cemetery

James D. (J.D.) Taylor passed away peacefully in Germantown, TN on March 15, 2017, at the age of 96.

J.D. was born on September 30, 1920 in Kaufman County, TX. He graduated from Quinlan High School and attended East Texas State University at Commerce. He taught grade school for two years before entering the U.S. Army in 1942. In 1943 he married his wife of 66 years, Aline Endsley, whom he met at ETSU. After fighting in World War II, he moved to Atlanta, TX, where he became a partner in Endsley Wholesale Grocer Co.. Mr. Taylor served on the Atlanta City Council, The Chamber of Commerce, a longtime director of Atlanta Savings and Loan and long-time member and past president of the Rotary club. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Atlanta, TX and a 50+ year member of Atlanta Masonic Lodge #463. Mr. Taylor is preceded in death by his loving wife Aline Endsley Taylor.

Being an avid golfer, who consistently shot his age or below, J.D. was often found most days laughing and joking on the golf course. His kind nature and playful smile often lifted the spirits of everyone around him. He was a man of strength and generosity at home as well as in the community.

He is survived by his son, Mike Taylor and wife Janelle (Germantown, TN), granddaughter Jennifer Taylor Palo and spouse Danny Palo (Germantown, TN), granddaughter Laura Taylor Muldoon and spouse Ryan Muldoon (Tampa, FL), grandson David Michael Taylor (Cordova, TN) and seven great grandchildren, Matthew, Cameron, Madison, AJ, Luke, Gavin and Collin.

Funeral services will be 10:00 am, Friday, March 24, 2017 in the Hanner Funeral Service Chapel with Bro. Jacob Smith officiating

Visitation will be 5 pm to 6:30 pm Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Hanner Funeral Service.

Interment will be in Pine Crest Cemetery.

Those wishing to memorialize J.D. may make contributions to the Hunterbrave Memorial Scholarship Fund at Red River Federal Credit Union.


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byCharles Flippo

April 4, 2017

byJames, Kelly & J Joslin

March 24, 2017

byDavid Lynn Rice

March 24, 2017

My deepest sympathy to the family and many friends of J. D. Taylor. I was privileged to be able to play golf with him from time to time in Atlanta. He was always a pleasure to be around, treated everyone with kindness and dignity. His example of sportsmanship and good humor was always one of the many reasons he was one of the first chosen when we would "choose" teams to play our many afternoons of foursomes and fellowship. He set very high standards for all of us and represented his family and his community so very well. I have no doubt there is at least one "foursome" in Heaven waiting on the first tee for his arrival. He is already missed but his memory ranks very high in "my little hall of fame." Godspeed, J.D.

Lynn Rice - Glen Rose, Texas
byMrs. Stewart (Charlse) Bell

March 23, 2017

byDonny & Beth Simmons

March 23, 2017

byMarla Taylor Cotter

March 23, 2017

byMarla Taylor Cotteri

March 23, 2017

I'm sorry for your loss. Herbert ( Bud) is my dad and I remember Jay at family get togethers.
byJenny Taylor Palo & AJ

March 22, 2017

byRandy & Teresa Moore

March 22, 2017

byCarroll & Ruth Stanton

March 22, 2017

byDonnie Plum

March 21, 2017

Mike I am so sorry for your loss . I always thought so much of both your Dad and Mom . They both will remain in our memories. Our prayers are with you and your family.
byDonnie Plum

March 21, 2017

byJill Hughes Lummus

March 21, 2017

Mike so sorry to hear about your Dad. Will be keeping you and your family in my prayers.
byTommie Hannon and family

March 21, 2017

byRay Presley

March 21, 2017

Mike, I was real sorry to hear about your Dad. I thought a lot of him and considered him a mentor, especially during my years of working at Atlanta Federal. I also enjoyed my many years of playing golf with him, along with my Dad, at Indian Hills. I know you will miss him. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers!
byTeresa Penny

March 21, 2017

byToni Steger

March 21, 2017

byJohn & Stephanie Smith Wilkey

March 21, 2017

byKelly & Pam Huffman

March 21, 2017

byWayne and Sandy Glover

March 21, 2017

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