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Johnny Lee "Pappy" Taylor – February 15, 2018

Johnny Lee “Pappy” Taylor, 67, of Amarillo gained his wings while surrounded by his family and friends Thursday, February 15, 2018.
A celebration of life honoring Johnny will be Saturday, February 24, 2018, at 3:00 p.m., in the family garage located at 5500 Willis-Knight in Amarillo.
Johnny was born October 13, 1950, in Wichita Falls, TX.  He met his wife, Karla, on a blind date, and then married on January 20, 1973.  Together they had two beautiful daughters, Candy and Mindy.
He worked at Lake Steel as a truck dispatcher for 40 years. He enjoyed racing, running the river, riding Harleys, and prison ministry.  His favorite place was his garage among his family and friends.
Although he was a man of very few words, he could put a smile on everyone’s face.  He has touched many hearts and lives in everything he has done.  He was also was the founder and president of the Amarillo chapter of B.A.C.A. (Biker’s Against Child Abuse), helping children and their families when needed.  Johnny was a very generous and caring friend who did anything for anyone.  He was an amazing and loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend.
Johnny is survived by his wife of 45 years, Karla Taylor, of Amarillo; two daughters, Candy with husband, Charles Ballard and Mindy Taylor; three grandsons, Brian with wife Aunda Edwards, Brayden with wife, Karma Van Dell, and Jesse Taylor; two granddaughters, Summer and Autumn Ince; two great-granddaughters, Zoey Edwards and Paisley Van Dell, all of Amarillo; a brother, Melvin Taylor and a sister, Paula Owens, both of Electra, TX; along with several cousins, nieces, nephews, and an abundance of friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Ella Taylor, of Electra, TX.
Should friends desire, celebration donations may be made at www.youcaring.com, to support celebrating the life of Johnny Taylor.

1 Comment

  • Cassandra Pelton Posted February 23, 2018 8:45 pm

    Johnny was a dear friend, he and Karla a couple l have always admired. He will be missed, but spread your wings and fly Johnny, see you again. Cassie

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