Carl “Moose” Taylor 1946 – 2011
Carlton Eugene “Moose” Taylor passed away on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at the age of 65.Born in Corsicana, he was raised in the Dawson area. Carl graduated from Dawson High School and attended Navarro College. Active in his community, he was a member of the Optimist Club and served as President of the Corsicana Tiger Booster Club. He enjoyed coaching little league baseball and soccer for a number of years. He had a passion for sports. He loved football, baseball, and most of all drag racing. Later in life, he discovered darts and became a very skilled player, winning many awards.
In his professional career, he was a successful Insurance Agent for many years. He was a top producer for several companies and was rewarded with many trips . He loved to travel and shared these special memories with family.
His “dream” job began as a hobby. He enjoyed working at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis for over 20 years. He served in many capacities, his favorite, as starter. This opened the door for him to work for the National Hot Rod Association. He was privileged to travel with NHRA touring the country working many races and events. His biggest thrill was working with his close friend and mentor Buster Couch, starter for NHRA.
He was very proud of his sons and adored his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Ona Mae and Carl Steen Taylor. He is survived by his wife Marsha, son Christopher Taylor and his wife Christie of North Richland Hills; son Todd Taylor and his wife Nicole of Trophy Club. Grandchildren Brendan and Sydney Taylor of North Richland Hills. Carl is also survived by Stevie Taylor of Dawson and Cole Taylor of Powell, numerous friends and extended family. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the team of doctors and nurses who took wonderful care of him during his stay at Parkland Hospital ICU, and a special angel, Brandy Tarvin Ray.
Visitation will be 6-8pm Thursday, June 2, 2011 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 2pm Friday, June 3, 2011 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with NHRA Chaplain Mike Fulfer and Racers for Christ Chaplain Craig Garland officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Billy Covington, Trey Hardeman, Bob Heard, Stan Lawhon, Richie Price, Allen White, Danny Rager, Roger Tarvin, Randall Lewis, Tommy Jenkins.