Joseph William Taylor

July 29, 1946 - November 2, 2017
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Joseph William Taylor, also known as “Oh Yeah,” 71, of Galveston, passed away on November 2, 2017. He was born in Jersey City, NJ on July 29, 1946 to Joseph and Frances Taylor, both deceased.  He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War.  He moved to Galveston in 1976, fell in love with the island and never looked back.  His favorite pastimes were fishing, shrimping, boating, hunting, music, reading, working in his garden, the beach, and having a cold one with his friends.  His favorite song was “Sky Pilot” by The Animals.  He will be always remembered as fun and loving life.

He is survived by his three daughters, Donna Taylor Fitz and husband, Jonathan; Theresa Ann Clark and husband, Billy; and Betty Jo Fontanez and husband, Victor; four grandsons: Ryan Taylor, Christopher Mircovic, Kolby Mircovic, and Owen Fitz; three granddaughters: Victoria Clark, Samantha Ciezza, and Ashley Ciezza (deceased); nieces, Kim Allen and Lisa Phillips; sister, Gerry Sweet (deceased) and her husband, Paul Sweet; and his good friends Carol Watkins, Shannon Sanders, and Dave Denton, among many other loving family and friends. He is dearly missed.

Joseph’s family will receive visitors from 5 until 8 pm, Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home, 3028 Broadway in Galveston.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Born: July 29, 1946
Died: November 2, 2017

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glendaguerra posted on 11/8/17

Rest in peace Joe.


Donna posted on 11/7/17

Dad, I don’t know where to begin.....I miss you terrible. I miss our talks, I miss everything about you. I miss hearing your voice, I simply miss my dad. What can I say but you are my best friend. I value every waking moment with you and I am so blessed to call you my dad. I know god took away your pain and you got your angel wings however I know you will be forever with me and the boys. You are so strong to have fought this fight for so long and I thank you for holding on for that last trip where you got to meet your new grandson Owen. Dad I simply love you and will forever miss you. Love your daughter Donna


Mary Alice Homrighaus posted on 11/5/17

I will miss our morning chats & your sweet hugs. You were a tough ole bugger, but a very gentle soul. You were my hero. Thank you for the memories. No more pain, no more suffering. May you rest easy now soldier, its time for you to rest upon the beautiful green fields and sunny skies of heaven. Till we meet again, "POP."


Homrighaus Family posted on 11/3/17

The Soldiers Final Inspection The soldier stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass; He hoped his shoes were shining bright, Just as brightly as his brass. "Step forward now, soldier, How shall I deal with you? Have you turned the other cheek? To my church have you been true?" The soldier squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't; Because those of us who carry guns, Can't always be a saint. I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was rough; I've had to break your rules my Lord, Because the world is awfully tough. But, I never took a thing That wasn't mine to keep; Though I worked a lot of overtime, When the bills got just too steep. And I never passed a cry for help, Though at times I shook with fear; And sometimes ... God forgive me, I've wept unmanly tears. I know I don't deserve a place Among the people here; They never wanted me around, Except to calm their fears. If you've a place for me here, Lord, It needn't be so grand; I never expected or had too much, But if you don't, I'll understand." There was a silence all around the throne, Where the saints often trod; As the soldier waited quietly, For the judgment of his God. "Step forward now, soldier, You've borne your burdens well; Come walk peacefully on Heaven's streets, You've done your time in HELL!" ~ Author: Sgt.Joshua Helterbran ~