Willie Daniel Taylor, Sr.


Funeral services for Willie Daniel Taylor Sr., 87, of Longview will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, December 9, at New Birth Fellowship with Rev. Eric Love officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Victory Funeral Services.

Willie was born to Frank and Fannie Mae Woodard Taylor in Tatum on Saturday, November 1, 1930 and died Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Christus Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview.

Early in life Willie became a member of Smith Chapel Baptist Church and later united with Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Longview. He received his education in the Mayflower Community School District. After 20 plus years of employment at LTV Aerospace Corporation and another 20 plus years at Vertex Communications Corporation his working days ended due to failing health.

He married Mozell Fortson in 1967 and two children were born to this union.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, brother Johnny Taylor and a sister, Virginia Mae Buard.

He remains in the hearts of his daughter and son-in-law, Catreina Love and her husband Rev. Eric of Longview; a son, Wllie D. Taylor Jr. of Longview; four grandchildren; a sister, Betty Taylor of Longview, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Public viewing will be Friday, December 8, from noon until 6 p.m. at Victory Funeral Services. There will be no wake.

Mr. Taylor’s guestbook and funeral media can be visited at www.victoryfuneral.com

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