Jack Zane Taylor, age 89, resident of 1226 South Main Street, Abbeville, beloved husband of Lois Ann Smith Taylor, went to be with Jesus early in the morning Saturday, October 5, 2019.
Born in Polk County, he was the son of the late Elmer Wayne Taylor and Mae Freeman Taylor. Jack served his country for 20 years in the U.S. Navy where he had three deployments from October 1948 and retired in June 1970. He then went to work for the United States Postal Service for the next 28 years. Following his retirement in 1998, he arrived in Greenwood, South Carolina, where he delivered the Index Journal Newspaper for eight years. Always active for his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, he attended Lighthouse Baptist Church, attended the Senior Servants Class and worked in the parking lot up until his illness. Whenever the class went on a trip or out to dinner, you could find Jack talking to a stranger about Jesus and before you knew it, they weren’t strangers for long.
Survivors include: His beloved wife, Lois Ann Smith Taylor of the home; a brother Gerald (Darlene) who lives in Ooltewah, Tennessee; children, Zane Campbell Taylor of Miramar Beach, Florida, David Earl Taylor of Greenwood, South Carolina, Leanne Oakley (Mario Booker) of Lithonia, Georgia and Laurie Vera (Luis) of Stillwater, New Jersey; six grandchildren, SSG David Zane Taylor of Clarksville, Tennessee, Ryan McNally of Jersey City, New Jersey, Samantha McNally of Vernon, New Jersey, Larissa Oakley of Columbia, South Carolina and E-2 Lamar Oakley of Ft. Jackson, South Carolina and Erika McNally of Ringwood, New Jersey.
A Celebration of Jack’s Life will be conducted Sunday, October 13, 2019, at Lighthouse Baptist Church with the Rev. Robbie Burton officiating with full military honors following services. The family is at the home 1226 South Main Street, Abbeville, South Carolina.
Memorials in memory of Jack may be made to LBDA, org. (Lewy Body Dementia Association), 912 Killian Hill Rd. SW, Lilburn, Georgia 30047.
Online condolences may be made to the Harden family by visiting www.chandlerjacksonfh.com
The Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home and Cremation Services assisted the Taylor family.