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Walter L.  Taylor
  • Memorial donations in memory of Walter may be made to the St. Philip Scholarship Fund or donor's choice.
  • St. Philip's Scholarship Fund
    302 W Church St.
    El Campo, TX 77437

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“Well its going on 3 yrs now and we all miss you so much. I know you can see but Trey has the fishing bug grandpa worse that i ever did. Now i know...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: TRAVIS CLARK - Grandparent

“Well Grandpa its been two years since my best friend left and i miss you every day. I think sometimes i'll call you and hear one of your jokes to...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Travis Clark

“Well grandpa its been 18 days since you left us to a be in a better place. No more suffering no more pain. I shouldnt be selfish but i wish you were...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Travis - el campo, TX - grandpa

“Paula, Ricky and the entire family, I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. He was a very special man and will be greatly missed by so many. My...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Janie Roehl - El Campo, TX

“Mr Walter Taylor was truly one of my favorite people. I was 19 and working at McCoys when I met him for the first time. He was a true craftsman and...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Kelly Janik - El Campi, TX

“Mr. Taylor built the beautiful home I was raised in. My father, Kenneth Henderson, spoke very highly of him. Please know that our prayers are with...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Kelly, Dale and Keaton Wisnieski - TX

“To the entire Taylor. Pfeil ,Merta,& Clark Family Our prayers ,love and sympathy go out to each of you at this time . Mr. Walter was always so kind...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Elaine and Chuck Cook - TX

“Ken and I were so sorry to hear about the loss of Walter. We have many fond memories of him. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Linda Kram - El Campo, TX

“Prayers for strength are sent your way. God bless you all. ”
9 of 18 | Posted by: Gerald & Neta Ripple - El Campo, TX

“To all the family of Mr. Taylor, we extend our condolences during this time. and will keep all of you in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. Travis...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Irma Rocha - El Campo, TX

“Paula, Donna, Randy and the entire Taylor family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
11 of 18 | Posted by: Judy Merta-Rohan - El Campo, TX

“Grandpa thanks for the fishing guidance, life lessons, and tools and knowledge when we remodeled our house. You will be greatly missed. ”
12 of 18 | Posted by: Jeff Pfeil - El Campo, TX

“Walter was part of my life from my earliest memories. Whether it be card games, fishing, or really bad jokes, there are images for a lifetime stuck...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Callen Pasak - Richmond, TX

“He helped me more than you could imagine when I was getting started in the construction field. He never thought of me as a competitor, which I wasn't...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Ken shanks - El campo, TX

“Mr. Taylor was a wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mrs. Taylor and the family. ”
15 of 18 | Posted by: Pablo and Manuela Sanchez - TX

“Thanks for the years of guidance and fishing. You will be greatly missed. ”
16 of 18 | Posted by: Adam Pfeil - Mansfield, TX

“Praying that God will comfort you and fill you with His peace during this difficult time and in the days to come. ”
17 of 18 | Posted by: Barbara Roy - El Campo, TX

“Our prayers are with you all. May God give you peace and strength. ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: Lori Rives - El Campi - Friend

Walter L. Taylor, 84 of El Campo, passed away May 11, 2014. He was born on July 22, 1929 in El Campo to Arthur and Agnes Skrovan Taylor. Walter was a housing contractor for 50 years before retiring. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus #2490 and the St. Philip Picnic Building Committee for many years. Walter was an avid fisherman and loved polka music.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years Albina Popp Taylor; daughters Paula Clark and husband Richard, Donna Merta and husband Chris, all of El Campo; son Randy Taylor and wife Cecilia of Pflugerville; son-in-law Calvin Pfeil of El Campo; grandchildren Adam and Tammy Pfeil, Jeff and Julie Pfeil, Staci Pfeil, Travis and Cassie Clark, Stephanie and Glen Jamerson, Celeste Clark and Trenton Socha, Greg and Brianne Thompson, Patrick and Monica Thompson, Elizabeth Taylor, Danielle Taylor, Melanie and Michael Porter, Tim and Mindy Merta, and Derek and Brooke Merta; great-grandchildren Kami Pfeil, Brady Pfeil, Lucas Pfeil, Justin Pfeil, Bailey Clark, Austine Clark, Trey Clark, Tyler Jamerson, Faith Thompson, Kylie Thompson, Layla Thompson, Layndon Thompson, Shelton Thompson, Keaton Thompson, Abigail Porter, Sophie Porter, Harrison Porter, Makala Merta, and Anna Merta; great-great-grandchild Riley Pfeil, and brother Robert Taylor of Kemp.

Walter was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Doris Pfeil, brothers Alfred and Arthur Taylor Jr., sisters Annie Erdelt Hubenak and Hattie Lutringer.

Visitation will be from 12 - 5 pm on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Triska Funeral Home. A Rosary will be recited at 7 pm at St. Philip Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be at 10 am on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at St. Philip Catholic Church with Reverend Michael Rother officiating. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Memorial Park.

Pallbearers are Adam Pfeil, Jeff Pfeil, Travis Clark, Glen Jamerson, Timothy Merta, Derek Merta, Michael Porter, Greg Thompson and Patrick Thompson. Honorary pallbearers are Tammy Pfeil, Julie Pfeil, Staci Pfeil, Cassie Clark, Stephanie Jamerson, Celeste Clark, Trenton Socha, Melanie Porter, Mindy Merta, Brooke Merta, Elizabeth Taylor, Danielle Taylor, Brianne Thompson, Monica Thomson, Dusty Roades, his great-grandchildren and great-great-grandson.

Memorial donations in memory of Walter may be made to the St. Philip Scholarship Fund or donor's choice.

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Triska Funeral Home 979-543-3681