Guy Wallace Taylor, Sr. passed away quietly with his wife and son by his side on February 7, 2017.
Guy was born on July 13, 1932 in Jonah, Texas to Estelle and Ford Taylor. He attended High School in Manor, Texas. After graduating, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served in the Korean War. After serving his country and being honorably discharged, Guy made the decision to move to Houston where he met the girl he would later marry, Joan Beier.
He began his career in the oilfield exploration industry at National Supply. He would later be employed by Grant Oil Tool Company, Tuboscope, and Lamb Industries before starting up his own company, Guy Services Inc.
Guy was a member of the Marine Corps League of Galveston; the Sons of the American Revolution Bernardo de Galvez Chapter # 1; A/1/7 Marine Corp. Association; Spindletop International; and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
Guy will be well remembered by his daily tribute to the military at the end of each day by playing “Taps” at sunset from the balcony of his building.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Harrison, Revins, and Jack; and sister, Marguerite.
Guy is survived by his wife of 58 years, Joan, and son, Guy Jr. He is also survived by numerous sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends, all of whom loved him very much.
Guy’s family will receive visitors from 5:00 until 8:00 pm, Thursday, February 9, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home, 31st & Broadway, Galveston, Texas. Funeral Services will be held Friday, February 10th at 1:00 pm at Malloy & Son Funeral Home with Rev. C. Wayne Clement officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Galveston.
Pallbearers will be the Marine Corp League of Galveston. Honorary pallbearers are Donald Chavoustie, Will Lamb and Morris Hauldren.