Memorial Services for Timothy D. "Holiday" Taylor, 56. Hawkins, are scheduled
for 4-10 p.m.,
Saturday, Nov. 18, At Mineola Civic Center, and at 11 a.m., Elmwood Memorial Park, Rt. 277
Arrangements are with Beaty Funeral Home/English Chapel, Mineola.
Mr. Taylor died Oct. 25 at his residence.
He was born Oct. 6, 1944, in Piqua, Ohio, to
Dr. Floyd and Betty Thompson Taylor.
He served during the Vietnam War, receiving several medals, including the Combat Action Ribbon, Combat Air
Crew Wings, Navy Achievement Medal (with "V" for Valor), Cross of Gallantry (with Palm Leaf), Navy Commendation Medal, Vietnamese Medal of Honor and the Marine Expeditionary Force Medal.
He was a musician, songwriter and singer, a Navy Corpsman for 13 years, and a member of the following organizations:
Vietnam Veterans of America, VietNow, Veterans of Foreign Wars,
The Few (Combat Marines and Combat Corpsmen)
Mr. Taylor was also a co-founder of The Last Patrol, Inc.
Survivors include his wife, Dixie Taylor, Hawkins, TX,
sons; Timothy Taylor, Jr., Concord, CA,
Aaron Heath Taylor, Snyder, TX, and stepson Tony (Christie) Brinkmeier.
daughters; Misty Dawn Taylor and Mandy Gwen Taylor, both of San Angelo, TX,
parents; Dr. Floyd and Betty Taylor, Abilene, TX,
sisters; Judy Andree and Billie Jean Meeks, Abilene, TX, and three grandchildren, August, Hannah and Zachary Brinkmeier.