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Arnold Austin Taylor Jr.

April 24, 1935 ~ July 16, 2022 (age 87)

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Arnold Austin Taylor, Jr.,87, of Seven Points, passed away July 16, 2022. He was born April 24, 1935, in rural Dawson to Arnold Austin Taylor, Sr., and Ruth Hanks Taylor. Arnold grew up in and around Navarro County and graduated from Hubbard High School. Afterwards, he proudly served our country in the United States Army, 1957-1959, as a radio-telegraph operator SP3.He attended Draughon’s Business College, where he was certified in radio and TV repair, then Elkins School of Radio License as radio-telephone operator first class. He worked at Collins Radio,1954-1966.He worked at Siemens Medical Systems for many years; after retiring from there, he was highly recruited by physicists to work in hospitals on radiation machines. Employed by one of the big-name companies, he was sent to work-in Viet Nam, where he developed friendships with several Vietnamese families.ï‚·Arnold was a man of integrity, highly intelligent, studious, and very generous. He was an avid reader and writer, with a wicked sense of humor. He enjoyed being outdoors, traveling, camping, fishing, gardening, working puzzles, watching hummingbirds, watching ice melt, making ice cream, picking apples and making apple butter, making hooey sticks, pontificating, and telling old jokes. Arnold bowled in several leagues, played a little golf, piloted his own planes, crafted RC model boats and planes, and for some time was a ham radio operator. Also, he was a gifted harmonica player. Arnold regularly attended worship services and Bible study classes at the Methodist church where he and his wife were members in Arizona. Herein Seven Points, he attended the Rockin’ Country Church; he initiated “Geezer Coffee” on Tuesday mornings with a select group of fellow coffee hounds, where they chatted about anything and everything. He is survived by his daughter Patricia Escobedo and husband Ignacio; brothers Leslie Taylor and wife Melba, Paul Taylor and wife Glinda, Lloyd Taylor and wife Linda; sisters Lavonne Dennis, Shirley Derden and husband Russell, Darlene Eaves; grandchildren Laurisa Escobedo, Lucia Peters-Escobedo, Jonathan Escobedo and wife Audrey ;eight great-grandchildren; step-children Pat, Scott, Chris, and Julie Jackson; ex-wife, Martha Lou Taylor; numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and a vast host of friends across the country. Arnold was preceded in death by his parents, wife Carolyn Sue Taylor, son Jeffery Taylor, and brother Michael Lee Taylor. In lieu of sending flowers, honor Arnold’s memory and practice by having a good meal with loved ones, flirting with the waitress, and always leaving our server's very generous tip.

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