John P. Taylor - Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery


February 8, 2017


taylor-johnA chapel service for John P. Taylor will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, 2/10/2017 from Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, followed by a committal service at the grave site.

John Paul Taylor was called home on February 7th, 2017. He passed suddenly at his home in Mobile, Alabama. He was born on September 12th, 1943 in Buckatunna, Mississippi to John Roland and Pauline Taylor. He was proceeded in death by his wife of 43 years, Joan (Maloy) Taylor. He is survived by his son John Michael Taylor, daughter in-law Julie (Hinds) Taylor, two grandsons Jack and David Taylor, sisters Diane Pugh (Clifford) and Deborah Kallhoff, and many loving nieces and nephews.

After graduating Vigor High School in 1961, John attended Jones County Junior College, University of Alabama, and Southern Mississippi University eventually earning two Masters degrees. In his early 20’s he taught history at K. J. Clark Middle School in Chickasaw, Alabama. After teaching, John began a career as a vocational rehabilitation counselor in the Mobile area. John was also a realtor with Century 21 for several years and was currently an agent with Roberts Brothers where he also served as a mentor for new realtors. John passed away a day shy of his 15 year anniversary with Roberts Brothers.

John was an elder at Overlook Presbyterian Church in Mobile, where he sang in the choir and served his church family for many years. Some of his favorite things to do were serving the Lord, spending time with his son, watching his grandsons play sports, spending time with his sisters, traveling, singing karaoke, watching the Antique Road Show, and taking care of his dog Jake.

John was quick to make anyone in the room laugh and left a lasting impression on almost everyone he met. His dedication to the Lord, his kindness, and his loving heart will be remembered forever.

Visitation will be held on Friday February 10, 2017 beginning at 12:30 at Mobile Memorial Gardens. A service and graveside blessing will follow.

Interment arrangements by Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Mausoleum, 6100 Three Notch Rd., Mobile, AL 36619 | 251-661-1333

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4 thoughts on “John P. Taylor”

  • My heart hurts … I will miss you, Uncle John BUT how awesome is it that HE, Our Lord and Savior, called you by name to come home!

    “But now, thus says the Lord, who created
    you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O
    Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I
    have called you by your name; You are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you. For I am the Lord your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior” Isaiah 43:1-3

  • Uncle Johnny was one of a kind. He showed love for everyone he encountered. Just after Michael went off to college, he and Aunt Joan allowed me to live with them for a year so I could go to college in Mobile. I am forever grateful to them for their love and kindness. He served as a model for everyone on how to serve Jesus, love his wife and family, and love his neighbor. Thank you Uncle Johnny.

  • Dear Cousin John Paul,
    I will miss your calls (sometimes hours long) and your funny stories and your serious stories. You liked to talk and I liked to listen. You were a great story teller which seems to be a dying art. You kept many of us connected. You didn’t need Facebook. You were like a walking Facebook. You spoke glowingly, and sometimes comically, of your grandsons. You spoke proudly of the man your son had become, and admirably of your daughter-in-law. You filled in the stories of your sisters and your nephews, and aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and their struggles and victories. The conversations were never one-sided as you always inquired about, and was genuinely interested in, my kids, grandkids, sisters, in-laws, etc. I can’t remember single significant event (wedding, children’s weddings, parents’ funerals, mother-in-law’s funeral, etc.) that you missed. Death has separated us now for a time but we will see you soon. Love and condolences, Cousin Jane

  • I am so sorry to read about John Paul. About 20 minutes ago, I had called and talked with Mr. Carl H. Nowell’s sister-in-law (Elsie). Elsie was Jean Nowell’s sister. I was wondering about Mr. Nowell’s sister (Ivanell). All I can remember is John Paul calling me all of the time reminiscing on the friendship that he and Mr. Nowell had after being employed in Mobile with State Department of Rehabilitation Services. John Paul use to go and check on Mr. Nowell’s sister (Ivanell Tingle) diagnosed with Dementia and resided in a Nursing Home in Chickasaw, Alabama for the last six years and would report back to me how she was doing. After her granddaughter’s husband found a great job in Texas, she felt like Ivanell was in a great place to live because she didn’t know whether you was there or not – so she moved to Texas to be with her husband. Little did she know, after the death of Mr. Carl and Mrs. Jean Nowell – John Paul kept on visiting Ivanell for the sake of his beloved friend Carl. This year I have been telling myself to call John Paul to see how he was doing and how was the grandsons who he cherished so much. Now I can see why I have not received a phone call from John Paul lately. #TEARS# Rest on in Heaven John Paul because you will be truly missed. Love you – Mr. Nowell’s Assistant, Ann James – ADRS in Montgomery, Alabama.

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