Windle James Taylor, 76 of Jarrell, passed away on Thursday, July 19, 2012 after a courageous battle with Myasthenia Gravis, a rare muscular disease. Visitation was held on Sunday, July 22, 2012 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at The Gabriels Funeral Chapel, 393 North IH 35, Georgetown. A service celebrating Windle’s life and his faith in his Lord was held on Monday, July 23, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at The Gabriels Funeral Chapel with Pastor Anthony Van Noy officiating. Interment followed at Berry’s Creek Cemetery in Georgetown. Honoring Windle, serving as pallbearers were, Craig Taylor, Zachary Taylor, Jason Shumpert, Harry Taylor, Leslie Taylor, and Allen Taylor.
Windle was born April 24, 1936 in Houston, Texas to the late Harry Lay and Dora Gay Taylor. Windle was raised in Houston area until he was a teenager and his family moved to the Georgetown area. He graduated from Georgetown High School and went on to serve in the Army Reserves. Windle attended Southwestern University and graduated 1959, with his Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. Windle worked for Sinclair Refinery in Houston and also Coastal States Refinery in Corpus Christi. Windle married the love of his life, Rita Joyce Whitfield April 22, 1958. After his refinery days he went to work for the Texas Railroad Commission, retiring November 30, 1998. Windle is preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Rita Joyce Taylor; his parents, Harry Lay and Dora Taylor and 5 brothers and sisters. Windle enjoyed working and fixing things, he was talented at repair small motors and enjoyed tinkering around the ranch.
Windle is survived by his sons, Chad Taylor and his wife Dena of Tennessee and Joel Taylor of Georgetown; his grandchildren, Craig Taylor and Zachary Taylor both of Tennessee; along with a host of other loving family members and friends. Windle’ s love of family and his caring spirit will be truly missed.
Memorial donations in Windle’s memory may be sent to The Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, to further research, at www.myasthenia.org
Personal words of comfort may be sent to the family online at www.gabrielsfuneral.com.