Dateline: December 6, 2007

W. Leon Taylor died November 26, 2007, in San Antonio at age 75.

 Services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 29, 2007, at First Christian Church, with Rev. Barry A. Loving, pastor, officiating. Burial was held at Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

Mr. Taylor was born January 12, 1932, in Pampa.  He married Katie Smith on June 1, 1957, in Clovis, N.M.  She preceded him in death on September 25, 2004.  He had been a longtime resident of Pampa, moving to Clarendon in 1997, and then living in Boerne for the past year.  He was a member of the Agape Christian Church in Clarendon and the Pampa Optimist Club in Pampa.  He was a drill instructor and a veteran of the U. S. Army, serving during the Korean Conflict.

Survivors include two sons, Dub Taylor of Boerne, and Bobby Taylor of Noblesville, Ind.; two sisters: Margie Rogers of Pampa and Lynn Bowerman of Aurora, Texas; and five grandchildren.

 Memorials can be made to American Heart Association, 6605 I-40 West, Suite A-6, Amarillo, Texas  79106, or the National Kidney Foundation, 6141 W. Amarillo Blvd., Amarillo, Texas 79106.

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