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Les Taylor


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Les Taylor

Les Taylor, 75, of Vidor, Texas, died Jan. 13, 2016, at Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Shenandoah, Texas.

He was born on March 15, 1940, in Preston, Idaho, to Goldie D. Lawson Taylor and Melvin Taylor. Les and his wife Clarice had lived in Vidor, Texas, for the last 15 years. He said that Clarice was the love of his life and that she was the greatest women he had ever met. Clarice was always by his side, and had saved his life on two different occasions.

Taylor owned and operated Taylor Granite in Beaumont, Texas, for 20 years. Taylor Granite was the first company in Beaumont, Texas, that installed and sold granite. After retiring, he enjoyed traveling, relaxing, and loved playing on his computer. Taylor loved to hunt and fish, but mainly spending time with his family, children, and especially the littlest of his descendants.

He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Clarice Taylor; sons Terry Lynn Taylor and his wife Candie Green River; Steven Leslie Taylor, of Vidor, Texas and Todd Blake Taylor and his wife Kathleen of Sun City, Ariz.; grandchildren, Joli DeRouen; Summer Etheredge and her husband, Woodfin III; Casey Roebuck and his wife, Pam; Saren Smith and her husband, Jacob; Aaron Logan and her husband, Dereck; Sarah Jean Taylor; Zachary Steven Taylor; Millie Ann Taylor; Samuel Keith Taylor; and Austin Franklin Taylor; great-grandchildren Morghan Smith, Blake Roebuck, Clayton Roebuck, Ashlyn Roebuck, Zoey Etheredge, Jozzette Ivy Logan, Jayden Buck Taylor Wilde, Joshua Albert Wilde, Julianna Mae Wilde, and Brayleigh Jae Greer; stepdaughter Kim DeRouen and her husband, Scott, of Lake Charles, La.; stepson Mitchell Roebuck and his wife, BJ, of Vidor, Texas; sister Darlene Taylor Goulding and her husband Willis of Provo, Utah; brothers, Ben Leon Taylor and his wife Yvonne of Boise, Idaho; Craig Lawson Taylor and his wife, Elaine, of Spring, Texas; Timothy James Taylor and his wife, Jolene, of Meridian, Idaho; and many nieces and nephews.

Graveside services took place Tuesday.


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