John Robert Taylor, 70, Beaumont


Last updated 2/24/2022 at 1pm

John Robert Taylor, 70, of Beaumont, passed away on February 20, 2022, in his home.

Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 19, 2022, at Lamar Baptist Church at 1003 Oregan Ave, Beaumont, Texas 77705. Officiating will be Pastor Warren Wargo and Pastor David Shirey.

Cremation will be under the direction of Simple Tributes by Claybar.

Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, on March 13, 1951, he was the son of Robert and Lorraine Taylor. John earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s in electrical engineering at the University of Nebraska. He moved to Texas in 1981, and worked for Great Lakes Carbon in Port Arthur, where he would later meet his wife of 40 years. John liked to tinker and fix things in his spare time. He was over the top about things being neat and orderly, and always made sure everything had its place. John loved to read the Wall Street Journal, which he started doing at the age of 12.

He loved his family, and was nicknamed Granddaddy by his grandchildren. John will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Taylor.

He is survived by his mother, Lorraine Taylor of Lincoln, NE; his loving wife, Lisi Taylor of Beaumont; his children, Brooke Smith and husband Taylor, Merris Taylor, and Maxwell Taylor all of Beaumont; his grandchildren, Evie Smith, Dean Smith, Sam Smith, and Ellie Smith; and his siblings, Sarah Taylor of Lincoln, NE, Susan Taylor-Olds of Oak Harbor, WA, Debbie Swanson and Tom of Lincoln, NE, and Doug Taylor and Linda of Tigard, OR.


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