Steve Arlin Taylor, age 71 of Hereford, Texas passed away in his home on December 5, 2021.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 10, 2021, at Calvary Baptist Church in Friona, Texas. Interment will follow at the Friona Cemetery.
The viewing will be on Thursday, December 9, 2021, from 6-8 p.m. at Lighthouse Chapel, 3707 Wolflin Ave, Amarillo.
Steve was born December 28, 1949, to Ruben Townsel Taylor and Ollie Pearl Taylor in Friona, Texas.
Steve was a truck driver for many years and traveled all over the United States. He was a very talented welder. He worked alongside his father, Ruben, at their family-owned business, Taylor & Sons. Visible for miles, the shining star atop the grain elevator in Friona is an example of the skills and dedication shown by Taylor & Sons Welding and Fabrication. Steve later started his own business and created many amazing welding projects that are still in use today.
He completed his GED in 1999 and later earned his Welding Degree at Amarillo College in 2001.
Steve was an accomplished outdoorsman. He was an avid hunter and an excellent fisherman. Steve was known for his proficiency with a firearm earning many awards and accolades for skeet shooting. Athletics came naturally to Steve as he was a great swimmer and enjoyed being on the waters at any chance he got. He passed on his love of baseball to his daughters as he spent many long summer days teaching them everything he knew. Whether he was hunting quail, playing ball, or just enjoying life, Steve made sure to make the most of it all and taught us all the value of hard work and determination.
He was preceded in death by his mom, Ollie Pearl Taylor; his dad, Ruben Townsel Taylor, and his sister, Ruby Ranee James.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Cathy Taylor of Hereford; six daughters:
Melissa Taylor of North Carolina.
Leslie Funk of Canyon, Texas, and granddaughter Katherine.
Tammy Moses of North Carolina and grandson Alex.
Christie Barrett and husband Chris of Amarillo, Texas, grandson, Payton Burkhart and wife Victoria of Amarillo, Texas, grandson Eli, and granddaughters Augustina and Hayden.
Jessica Bristol and husband Anthony of Amarillo, Texas, grandson, Morgan Taylor and wife Kirsten, great-grandson Luke, and granddaughter Millie, and grandson Lanis.
Stephanie McAnear and husband Russell of Canyon, Texas, and granddaughter Anastasia Tucker and husband Ryan of Caldwell, Texas, great-grandsons Kaiden and Derrick, grandson Patrick of the Austin, Texas area, grandson Dusty of Manor, Texas, granddaughter Alice, grandson Russell, granddaughter Emily, and grandson Ruben all of Canyon, Texas.
He is also survived by one sister, Paula Beth Howard, and her husband Eddie of Levelland, Texas.