We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Clayton Kay Vaughn Funeral Home
Delbert Harry Taylor, Jr., 88 passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, July 2, 2022. He was born Friday, February 9, 1934 in Tulia, Texas to Pauline Swepston Taylor and DH Taylor.
Delbert was known as "Q" for 21 years. He was nicknamed by his parents for a number of reasons including his inquisitiveness. A Graduate of Everman High School and Texas Wesley University, Delbert met Celia Sue Taylor and knew she was "the one.'' Inseparable from day one, Sue and Delbert soon married In 1955. That same year, he began his work as a Methodist Minister for Watts Chapel and Fairview. In 1957 Milsap Holders Chapel, then on to Colleyville in 1959. In 1962 they moved to Crawford and Corsicana in 1964. In 1968 Cleburne Wesley and Koperl until 1971. Hewitt, China Springs, Alvarado, Olney, and Belmead followed until his retirement in 1996. Delbert lived to serve the Lord all 32,264 days of his well lived life.
Continuing his ministry after retirement, he stayed an active Christian. Volunteering, Lions Club, Meals on Wheels, mission work and donating blood every chance he got, Delbert was always willing to give or help others. Among his many passions was woodworking. Potato bins and other wood works were always ready for Lords Acre and Fall Festival. Along with Sue's paintings, they were a creative team. Married for 66 years, they enjoyed everything that life had to offer them. Time spent with grandchildren was always a pleasure and patience was never lacking. His grandchildren often referred to Delbert as their "own Mr. Rogers.''
With great passion for travel, Sue and Delbert enjoyed trips to Egypt, Peru, Brazil, Alaska, even baptized each other in the Jordan and much more. Delbert learned to ski at the age of 55 and visited Colorado many times with family and friends.
He was blessed with two sons, Wallace Brendon Taylor and wife Nancy and Kenneth Edward Taylor.
Delbert is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Celia Sue Taylor, parents, D.H. Taylor Sr. and Pauline (Swepston) Taylor, and his brother James Rogers Taylor.
Those left to cherish Delbert's memory include his grandchildren- Jacklyn Taylor Owens, Jeffrey Swepston Taylor and wife Sarah, Anna Taylor Mitchell and husband Brett, Katie Lynn Rodriguez and husband J.R., and Casey Lee Taylor and wife Krista; great-grandchildren- Christen Lily Cleveland, Derek Taylor Owens, Blair Reily Mitchell, Owen Taylor Mitchell, Henley Faith Taylor, Barrett Carl Taylor, Eva Caroline Rodriguez, Julian Eddy Rodriguez, Brooke Chloe Taylor, and Juliana Kate Taylor, Sister-in-law Nancy Taylor as well as nieces and nephews- Audrey Gillispy Douglas, Kirk Thomas, Jimmy Taylor, and Grace Taylor.
A memorial service will be held for Delbert at the Watts Chapel Methodist Church on Saturday, July 23rd at 10 a.m. He will be interred at a later date with his wife at the Watts Chapel Cemetery. He will be interred at a later date with his wife the Watts Chapel Cemetery.