Elmer Jack Taylor, 83, died Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at his residence in Lawrence, Kansas.
He was born on November 28, 1934 to Ernest and Viola (McDaniel) Taylor in Cheyenne, Oklahoma.
He attended Lefors High School, where he graduated in 1952. He also attended Odessa Community College in Odessa, Texas.
On June 26, 1953 He married Georgetta Still. She survives.
Jack worked much of his career in the oil and gas industry. He was the Director of Administration for Northern Natural Gas Company, a business partner in NRG Drilling CO, and a General Assistant at Patrick Well Service. Jack then went on to be the Executive Director of the Liberal Chamber of Commerce. He was also the director Southwest Passage Initiative for Regional Interstate Transportation. Jack also worked as an assistant at Brenneman Funeral Home for many years.
Jack was member of the American Red Cross, National Petroleum Association, President of the State Chamber of Commerce, President twice of the Liberal Lion’s Club, President of the Kansas Transportation association, SW Kansas Mental Health Board, Focus on the Future, Economic Development, Kansas Economic Lifelines, and LHS Booster Club.
His wife, Georgetta Taylor
Jack Robert Taylor and his wife Paula Jo Emporia, KS
Jeffrey Lee Taylor and his wife Wanda Jo Victoria, TX
Ernest Lee Taylor, Jr. Simenton, TX
Earnestine Seay Capitan, NM
Mary Alma Alderson Lefors, TX
Katie Jo Benton and her husband Chas
Zachary Robert Taylor and his wife Sarah
5 great grandchildren
Kaylan Benton, Braydon Benton, Taylor Benton, Bradley Taylor and Kynsley Taylor.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 daughter, Tresa Aldeen Taylor; 3 brothers, James Riley, Thomas Wade and Richard Leon Taylor; and 1 sister, Jean Bright.
A memorial service will be held on Monday 10:00AM, January 29, 2018 at the First Southern Baptist Church in Liberal, with Pastor Jack Jacob presiding. The family will be present to greet friends for fellowship and a celebration of Jack’s life at the church fellowship hall following the service.
A private burial will take place.
Memorial Contributions may be sent to SCCC Scholarship Fund, in care of Brenneman Funeral Home, 1212 W. 2nd St., Liberal, KS 67901.
Condolences may be left at www.brennemanfuneralhome.com.