SONORA — Roy Lynn Taylor, 70, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 at his home in Kerville. Services were held at Kerbow Funeral home in Sonora on Feb 10th. Jeff Sedberry officiated.
Roy Lynn was born in Eldorado to Clovis Velton and Ada Belle Taylor on March 29th 1941.
Roy Lynn is preceded in death by his parents and a very special Great Grand-daughter, Alyssa Collins.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Sue Taylor, sisters Patsy Kellogg and her husband Charles of Eldorado and Helen Kaye Taylor of San Angelo; brother Velton Taylor and wife Dale of San Angelo; daughter Suzanne Whitworth of Sonora, Georgia Lynn Taylor and Ginger Taylor, both of San Marcos; sons Scott Alley of Round Rock and Steve Alley of Cypress; granddaughters Lindsey Collins of Lubbock, Kaitlyn Alley of San Angelo, Gaile Taylor and Gretta Taylor of San Marcos; grandsons Dalyn Sanders, Caleab Sanders and GT Taylor of San Marcos; great-grandson Nathaniel Childress; and great-granddaughter Shay Boggs.
Roy Lynn grew up in Eldorado, at age 13 worked for Mr. A.T. Wright at his grocery store. After graduating from Eldorado High School he entered the Navy. On his return to Eldorado he worked while with his dad at Clovis Oil Co.
He then started a lifetime career as an electrical technician. Roy Lynn worked for the Southwest Electrical Coop in Eldorado and Big Lake. After moving to Sonora, Roy Lynn worked for Brown Electric, Sutton County Specialties, City of Sonora, WTU and Medina Electrical Coop. He began work with Texas Engineering Extension Service (Texas A&M) as an electrical safety instructor and retired from the Texas A&M System.
Roy Lynn loved fishing and sitting at the poker table with friends and family. Some of his best days were fishing at Rough Canyon at Lake Amistad and the Pecos River. Roy Lynn never met a stranger and was loved by all who knew him throughout his life. He always had a smile and a heart of gold to go with it. His wit will never be forgotten. His domino finesse was something to behold, his close friends and family called it “Eldorado Style”.
Honorary pallbearers were Earl Johnson, Eugene Bradshaw, Danny Halbert, Bob Merry, and Moses Hill.
Please consider donations to Cook’s Children’s Medical Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, in care of Alyssa Collins in lieu of flowers.