Raymond Otis "Ray" Taylor

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Raymond Otis Taylor passed away into the arms of Jesus, August 3, 2017 in Baton Rouge, LA. He is survived by his wife of 43 years Ethel Robson Taylor, daughter Carrie Ayers (Craig) of Baytown, TX, son William Walker (Christiana) of White Hall, MD., sister Linda Harrell of Marshall, TX, sister-in-law Betty Daigrepont (James) of Middletown, KY, brother-in-law Marvin Robson of Evergreen, LA, and grandchildren Katherine and Sarah Walker, and Christopher Ayers. Preceded in death by his parents Otis and Nellie Katherine Taylor, sister Kay Taylor Robinette, brother-in-law Tommy Harrell, sister-in-law Vesta Robson and a son, Damon Scott Taylor. Ray is also survived by many friends and extended family, who will cherish their unique memories of him and their times together. Ray was born August 15, 1938 in Marshall, Texas. He graduated from Marshall High School where he played football and baseball. He was a graduate of SFA University in Nacogdoches, Texas. He worked for NCR Corporation for 33 years. An avid sports fan, Ray served as a mentor to many youth when he officiated LSU Track Meets for over 30 years, and served on the LSU Track and Field Board. Ray was a faithful Christian, a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, in-law, brother, uncle and friend. A courageous seven year battle with AML did not diminish Ray's faith, wit, humor, and kindness which were trademarks of his character throughout his life. His generous spirit will continue as a donor to science at LSU Medical School. In lieu of flowers, donations to benefit AML patients in Louisiana, can be made to: "The JL Foundation" at 21223 Waterfront East Dr., Maurepas, LA 70449. A Memorial and Celebration of Ray's life will be held Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., Jefferson United Methodist Church, 10328 Jefferson Hwy, B.R., LA.
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Jefferson United Methodist Chr
10328 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Aug. 12 to Aug. 19, 2017