Joe David Taylor
October 2, 1944 – March 5, 2023
Joe David Taylor 78, of Crosbyton passed away peacefully and surrounded by his loved ones on Sunday, March 5, 2023. Joe was born October 2, 1944 in Ralls, Texas to Dennis Delton Taylor and Rachel Mae McClure.
Joe was a lifelong Christian who devoted his life to spreading the love and teachings of Jesus Christ. He was a devoted Dad who helped raised 11 children with love, patience, and understanding. He was a man of many talents. He was a gifted artist, musician, sculptor, and author. He owned a creation museum where he shared his passions for the beauty and wonder of God’s creation. He inspired and touched the lives of many people with his art, music, writings, and fossils. Joe’s greatest legacy was his ability to bring many people to Christ. His faith was unwavering and he was always eager to share the joy of his relationship with Jesus with others. He knew many people and was a friend to everyone. His love and kindness will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
He is preceded in death by; his parents, his daughter, Kimberley Costello, and his brother, John Taylor.
Those left to cherish his memories are; his sons, Tony (Michelle) Ceo, Patrick (Rene) Ceo, Kevin (Amy) Pierson, Brian Marshall; his daughters, Jennifer (Darrel) Wilken, Kerri (Cameron) Lowrie, Dianna (Rusty) Rhoads, Anne (Bill) Hayes, Kelly (Mike) Dunphy, Jillian (Aaron) Parrish; his brother, Tom (Kathy) Taylor; his grandchildren, Jana Ceo, Zack Ceo, Sarah Hadley, Keenan Pierson, Spencer Pierson, Sophie Pierson, Devin Jacob Marshall, Austin Marshall, Ethan Phoenix Martinez, Hannah Marshall, Andrew Doss, Zane Bose, Abigail Foster, Addison King, Courtney Hayes, Jessica Hayes, Emily Costello, Harry Costello, Finn Costello, Harriet Parrish, Natalie Parrish; his great grandchildren, Cash, Cruise, Quinn, Ayden, Elijah, Greyson, Isla, Canton, Harper, Jrue, Lanikai, and a great granddaughter on the way. He also leaves a host of loving nieces and nephews whom he loved very much.
Joe’s family suggests memorials to Crosbyton Senior Citizens Center, 119 N. Berkshire, Crosbyton, TX 79322; or Lubbock Regional Honor Guard, P.O. Box 447, Abernathy, TX 79311.
Visitation will be from 6-8 PM, Friday, March 10, 2023 at Adams Funeral Home in Crosbyton.
Funeral service will be 2 PM, Saturday at First Baptist Church in Crosbyton. Interment will be in Crosbyton cemetery.
There will be a fellowship following the graveside at Mt. Blanco Fossil Museum, 124 West Main, Crosbyton, TX 79322.
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