Gilbert Fred Taylor

Gilbert Fred Taylor
January 24, 1930 – September 15, 2017
BOWIE -Gilbert Fred Taylor, 87, passed away at Kindred Hospital South West Fort Worth on Sept. 15, 2017 as a result of complications.
At his wish, there will be no service at this time. A celebration of life will be at a later date.
Gilbert was born on Jan. 24, 1930 in Conneaut, OH. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 – 1953 where he served in Korea during the Korean War.
He worked for several newspapers as a typesetter until his retirement from the Fresno Bee in Fresno, CA after 30 years. He resided at Independence Hall Senior Living facility in Bowie, where he “loved his girls.”
He enjoyed his church, music, puzzles, bingo, dry jokes, the gem and mineral society, fishing, the senior center and the Friday night music. He also was an avid reader. Gilbert volunteered at the Hospice Thrift Store in Bowie as well as with Meals on Wheels.
He is preceded in death by his wives Marjorie in 1996 and Alma in 2009; mother and father; and older sister, Dorothy Craig, California.
He leaves behind by his son, Jeffery Taylor; daughters, Cristine Scott, Montague, Kimberly Caldwell, Cedar Rapids, IA and their spouses; Phyllis and Charles Jensen; Kati and Gordon Shishido; Jerry Hawkins; Wallene Hawkins and other all of California; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren spread out from Alaska to Florida.
He will be missed by many.
In lieu of no service and no flowers, donations may be made to the Montague County Veteran’s Service Office at P.O. Box 103 Montague, TX 76231 or Meals on Wheels.
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