Taylor, George

George F. Taylor

August 28, 1939 - July 15, 2021

George F. Taylor passed away July 15, 2021 in Plano, Texas at the age of 81. He was born August 28, 1939 in Yorkville, Tennessee to Otha Wesley and Dorothy (Couch) Taylor. George graduated from Milan High School in Tennessee in May of 1957. After a brief three-month courtship, George married his soul mate, Treva J. Allen on May 28, 1960 in Concord, Tennessee and began a lifetime journey that would span more than fifty four years. He was a career Army member who served in Germany, Vietnam, Korea, and various stateside assignments for 27 years.

During his distinguished career, George received many awards and accolades including the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal with 2 Bronze Loops, Army Commendation Medal, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badge, Vietnam Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, Soldier’s Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, and Defense Meritorious Service Medal ; however, he considered his greatest accomplishment marrying Treva and having his son, Tyrone.

George is survived by his son, Tyrone Taylor and his wife, Julia; grandchildren, Devon Taylor, Clayton Taylor, and Sarah Taylor all of Wylie, Texas and a host of other loving family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Treva; parents, Otha and Dorothy; and his only brother, Barry.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 23, 2021 at First Baptist Church McKinney, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Thursday evening at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas. Interment with full military honors will be held at 1:15 p.m. at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas, Texas.

Memorial donations can be made to Army Historical Foundation, National Museum, United States Army, 2425 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 2201 www.armyhistory.org

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George, you were my mentor and supporter for so many years, our years as car pool buddies provided me with many hours of super advice, You have a heart of gold and big as the outdoors, you will be missed, but your faith in Jesus was so strong and constant that it will sustain us all. Thank you and God speed!! Arnie Chihak, July 24, 2021 Some of my memories of George, Treva and Tyrone were several summers we spent together and vacations we took together. I remember going camping on one trip and going to Six Flags, or just spending summers with them where they were stationed. I remember George liked to scare us when we were kids, but we always had a good time visiting with George, Treva and Tyrone. I remember George and Treva picking me up one Saturday when I was in bootcamp, sure was nice having that one day away from the base, Tyrone took me to the movies and George grilled steaks that evening, George was always a great host. We also like a lot of the same things, old Volkswagens, motorcycles, range time, football, God, Country, and the military. Lots of good memories spending time with George, Treva, Tyrone and all the dachshunds. May God grant you Mercy, Grace and Peace during this time.
Leighton Burdett, July 21, 2021 Very grateful for the long US Army service of Major George Taylor for our nation. Prayers are going up to heaven for comfort for his family and friends in their loss. May he rest in Paradise, with his Creator and Lord in his new heavenly deployment. Thank you Lord for men such as this. Don Huffman, Army vet (Capt), Dallas Honor Guard member.. Don Huffman, July 19, 2021 George was a loving and caring person who loved life and his family. He will be missed by so many. Jean and I send our love and our thoughts and prayers will be with you during this time of grief. David and Jean Thomas, July 18, 2021