Services will be on Thursday, February 3, 2022, at North Monroe Baptist Church, 210 Finks Hideaway Road, Monroe. Visitation will be at 10:00 am, with the service to follow at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at Mulhearn Memorial Park cemetery, Hwy 80, Monroe, LA. Memorial gifts may be made to North Monroe Baptist Church.
On January 27, 2022, Fulton Guice “Jack” Taylor left his earthly body to be welcomed into heaven by his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The love of his life, Pauline, had been waiting there for him 5 1/2 years. Jack had a good, long life and passed just 6 weeks before his 97th birthday. Many who knew him would describe him as a man of quiet strength, but those closest to him would say that he was a kind and gentle soul with a sweet and loving spirit.
Jack was born in Corbin, Louisiana, on March 12, 1925. His youth was spent in Bush, Louisiana, where he graduated from the one room Union Grove School. He began working for the railroad with his father until he enlisted in the US Navy in 1943 at age 17. He served the Navy in the South Pacific Soloman Islands as a Aviation Ordinance man. He was truly one of the “greatest generation” who lived out the values of honor, integrity, self sacrifice, and patriotism.
Jack was discharged in 1946 when he was 21 years old. He returned home to Baton Rouge, where he again worked for the railroad and enrolled in LSU in the summer of 1946. He graduated in 1949 with a degree in Electrical Engineering.
The social activity in the summer of 1946 was visiting the skating rink where he met a beautiful brunette, Pauline Daniel, who became his wife on December 19, 1948. In addition to skating, Jack and Pauline loved riding motorcycles with their friends on Jack’s beloved Indian motorcycle.
With college graduation, motorcycle fun gave way to a career with South Central Bell, which later became AT&T. In 1959, he was transferred to Monroe and made it his permanent home. He worked there for 35 years until his retirement in 1985. After retirement, he continued to work until age 70 in engineering contract work. He continued his involvement with AT&T as a Life Member of the Pioneers, a volunteer organization of retired employees.
Jack had a strong Christian faith and was a member of North Monroe Baptist Church, joining in 1961 as a Charter Member. Over the years, he served the church as a Deacon, Treasurer, as well as a member of the Finance Committee. He was an active member of North Monroe for over 60 years, and the church honored him with a plaque and a special day in 2017.
Jack loved to drive and see the country. He was known for taking many “scenic routes” just to see what was there. He and Pauline spent many hours driving across the country with their travel trailer. After retirement, many summers were spent with friends and family in the mountains of Colorado. In retirement, he also began to love puzzles of all kinds, especially sudoku. In his later years, he spent many hours every day on sudoku puzzles that kept his mind sharp into his nineties.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Pauline Daniel Taylor, and his son, Mark Wayne Taylor. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Elton and Ruby Taylor, his brothers, Martin Taylor, Jim Taylor, Chuck Taylor, and his sister, Leatrice Johnson.
He is survived by his children, Jackie Perkins (Gary) West Monroe; Rhonda Konkle (Johnny) Piedmont, SC; and Clay Taylor (Janice) Greer, SC; daughter-in-law, Mary Taylor, West Monroe; grandchildren, Katie Taylor Nelson(Sadao) Austin, TX; Jackson Taylor (Jo) Austin, TX; Jessica Higgins, New Orleans; Jennifer Bible (Daniel) West Monroe; Kim Wassan (Jason) West Monroe; Kerrigan Konkle, Piedmont, SC; Brooke Taylor, Greer, SC; Cameron Taylor, Greer, SC; his brother, Ken Taylor (Vicki) Daphne, AL; Sister-in-law Kathy Taylor, Bush, LA; Brother-in-law, Bobby Daniel (Mamie) Denham Springs, LA; Sister-in-law, Margo Pendarvis (Raymond) Nashville,TN; great grandchildren, Bohdi Nelson, Makai Nelson, Addison Nicholson, Madeleine Thomas, Amelia Wassan, Kohlson Bible and Lyndon Bible, and numerous nieces and nephews.