Jack Anderson Taylor, Sr., proud veteran of the Korean War, died November 13, 2018, at Merit Health Central. He was born January 17th, 1932 in Seminole, Oklahoma, the 4th of 7 children to Maple and Lillie Taylor. He grew up in Kansas and joined the Marines at age 18, serving as a radio operator for the Corps and rising to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant. After his service he attended Millsaps College and made lifelong friends as a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Upon graduation he worked for Irby Construction on several projects in the Southeast and even one in Africa. After marrying his college sweetheart, Pansy Barksdale, they settled down in Jackson, MS to raise their 3 children. He worked at various occupations - realtor, banker, car salesman - before retiring from the Army Corps of Engineers in 1986. After spending some time in Kansas and Colorado he settled in Clinton, MS. Jack enjoyed hunting, fishing and sports, especially golf and watching the New Orleans Saints and Mississippi State football.
He is survived by his children Tara Hackney (Mike) of St. Augustine, FL, Adair Sulhoff (Matt) of Marietta, GA and Jack Taylor, Jr. (Tanya) of Madison, MS, his grandchildren Noah, Rachel, Anna, Daniel, Joseph and Jacob, and his siblings Maple, Jim (Spunky), Margaret and Mary.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later time.
The family would like to thank everyone who looked after Jack in his later years: his buddies from Kappa Sig and the Marines, the staff at the VA Home in Jackson, all his doctors and caregivers and his friend Dee.
Memorials can be made to the Semper Fi Fund in Jack’s memory, to help other Veterans.