Johnny J.T. Taylor
July 7, 1962  -  October 4, 2018

Johnny J.T. Taylor

Memorial Service
Sunset Funeral Home Chapel
6801 East Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
Saturday, October 13, 2018
4:00 PM
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John, “JT”, Taylor lost his battle to cancer on October 4, 2018 at his home in Odessa, TX.

JT was born July 7, 1962 to GW and Margie Taylor in Jasper, TX. He married Michelle Lee Hill on June 25, 2001 in Houston, TX. He owned his own construction company, John Taylor Construction, LLC.

JT was loved by his family and many friends. He was the most caring person and would truly give you the shirt off his back to help someone in need. He was witty and funny and could bring a smile to your face with that Taylor charm. He always smelled good, spraying at least 2 types of cologne, if not an extra one, to seal the deal. He owned John Taylor Construction, LLC and was a highly intelligent businessman who cared about his clients, contractors and subs. He completed many projects around the Odessa and Midland area. He loved to work with his hands and work outside. His job was a major part of who he was and wanted to be. He was a wonderful son who made sure to visit his parents on a nightly basis. He is a brother to two sisters who he dearly loved and liked teasing them when they came to visit. He loved The Yocom family reunions and couldn’t wait to play 42 and help fry catfish with his uncles and visit with his extended family members. He was an awesome Dad to his two daughters, Sara and Jessica and grandsons, Roger, Braydin and Karsin. He will be watching over all of them and his first granddaughter, Taylor, who is due to arrive in a few weeks. He was an amazing husband, dad, son, and grandfather. He also was a dad to his two fur babies, Sammy and Turtle. His favorite hobby was bowling and aggravating me (Michelle). He bowled for Astro Bowl on the travel league and many leagues during the year with his dad, his best friend, Mike Cantrell, and his teammates, Brittany Leeann Steele and TJ Vaughn. His journey is complete and what a journey it was. His family members and friends in heaven will surely welcome him and keep him safe until we meet again.

JT is preceded in death by his grandparents, brother, Tony Taylor, Uncle Jim Gilbert, Aunt Sue and Uncle Ray Yokom, Uncle Aaron Williams, Aunt Helen Theroit and Aunt Lorene and Uncle Danny Ellis, his close friends, Colleen and Steve Trahan.

He is survived by his wife, Michelle Taylor; daughters, Sara Cawley and Jessica Vaughn; son in law, Brendan Cawley; sisters and brother in laws, Brenda “Sissy” and Bobby Jo Thomas and Beverly, “Boogie”, and Danny Norris; his parents, GW and Margie Taylor; grandchildren, Roger Dossey, Braydin and Karsin Vaughn, and soon to arrive, Taylor Cawley; aunts and uncles, Martha Gilbert, Gerald and Patricia Yocom, Raymond “Shorty” and Jean Yocom, and Jean and Earl, “Mac”, McLemore and his many cousins, nieces, nephews And friends.

A Memorial Service will be at 4:00 PM, Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.

The family would like to extend our sincere thanks to Laurie, Melissa, and Cecilia of Hospice and Dr. A. Patel and his nurse, Cary of Midland Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home. To send family condolences please sign his guestbook at


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  1. Phillip moseley
    Odessa, TX

    Condolences and prayers to family, always enjoyed to bowl with JT, he will be missed.

  2. Shannon Patterson
    Odessa, TX

    To a wonderful man, You will missed greatly.

  3. pat yocom
    jacksboro, TX

    he was a wonderful person we werectruly blessed to have him in our life

  4. Tammy Duffy
    West Warwick, RI

    I am sincerely sorry Michelle for you and your family's loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. Even though I never had a chance to meet JT, he sounds like he was and amazing person.

  5. Destine Trahan
    Alvin, TX

    You will be missed but you have a whole bunch of angels to keep you company. And don't worry about Aunt Michelle i will take care of her. I love you. And p.s. tell my mom and dad hi for me😘

  6. Michelle Taylor
    Odessa, TX

    Hearts are Broken and I Miss You So Much! Love You Honey!

  7. Mira Thomas, Carroll
    Red boiling springs, TN

    I only knew him when we were all young and thought we would live forever . We was a very good friend , I'm heart broken to hear of his passing. Rest in peace.

  8. Brenda and Bobby Thomas
    Palatine Bridge, NY

    Will miss little brother, love you.

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