Howard Taylor

Howard Taylor

February 21, 1943 ~ August 28, 2022 | 79

Howard Taylor

Funeral service for Mr. Howard Taylor of Clarksville, TX who went to be with his Lord August 28, 2022 in Titus Regional Medical Center, Mount Pleasant, TX will be Saturday. September 3, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in Citizens Funeral Home Chapel, 500 E. Church St. , Clarksville, TX with Rev. James Washington, eulogist. Under the direction of Citizens Funeral Home, 500 E. Church St., Clarksville. TX

Viewing will be Friday, September 2, 2022 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the chapel.


Howard affectionately called Taylor was born February 21, 1943, to the loving arms of the late Marie Lewis Taylor and the late Ceasar Taylor in Thomasville, GA. He attended Douglas, the only Black school for students in grades Kindergarten through High School, graduating in 1961 in Thomasville. Howard began his higher education pursuit at Howard University as an engineering major before enlisting in the Air Force where he specialized in Information Technology. During the same time, he also took classes at Mid-Western State University. He was stationed at Shepherds Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas. Howard received his BS in Management.
Howard met and married the love of his life, Virginia Rae Walthall Taylor on October 1, 1966, while stationed in Wichita Falls. They have two daughters, Marina Taylor Hopkins, and Yolanda Taylor McPeters. Taylor enjoyed singing, laughing, eating, car rides, travelling, and motivating young people. He especially enjoyed spending time with his two granddaughters, Sjaya and Taylor.
Taylor moved his family to Pasadena, California in 1967 to begin his career in information technology at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in mission control. His skills lead him to work for many great places like Avery Label. He had an entrepreneurial spirit. He had his own tax business called HT Tax as well as computer consulting. He has spent the last 15 years working for Clarksville Independent School District as the Director of Technology. He was dedicated to bringing the best to the students, teachers, and the community. He was very service oriented.

Howard accepted Christ at a very early age. He attended St Luke CME Church until his move to Pasadena, California where he placed membership at The Church of the Living God Pillar Ground and Truth. He has been a faithful and dedicated member of Slate Rock Missionary Baptist Church from 1998 until his death. On Sunday, August 28, 2022, the Lord called Howard Taylor to eternal rest. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by three brothers (Cesar Jr., James, Willie); four sisters (Christine, Lillian, Marian, Myrtle); Son-in-law (Marshall Hopkins).
He leaves to cherish his memories: Wife, Virginia Taylor of Clarksville, TX; Daughters, Marina Taylor Hopkins of Cincinnati. OH, and Yolanda Taylor McPeters (Gregory) of Vista, CA; Granddaughters, Sjaya Hopkins Brown (RaeShawn) of Cincinnati, OH, Taylor Hopkins Sarpong (Phil) of Chicago, IL; Sister – Gloria Lowry of St. Petersburg, FL. He also leaves behind a host of other loving relatives and friends, including Regina Lowry and Kailynn Cartwright, Raymond and Messiah Lowry, Bonita Holmes, Bria McGrady, Ed Holmes, Edward Holmes Jr, Archie Holmes, Anthony (Jackie), Kendra and Tierra Holmes all of St. Petersburg, FL; William Lester of CA ,Cicely Griggs of Thomasville, GA and God-Sons Kevin Lancaster of EL Dorado Hills, CA and Gene Owens of Hondo, Texas.


Freehope Cemetery, Clarksville, TX

177 Days until next birthday (2/21/2023 or 21/2/2023)
188 Days since previous birthday (2/21/2022 or 21/2/2022)
240 Day of the year passed on
125 Remaining days in the year
78 8/28/2022   (8 + 28 + 20 + 22)
79 Years lived
29043 Total days lived