Foy Franklin Taylor, 85, a lifelong member of the Corinth community, passed away January 21, 2014 at his home in Corinth, Texas. He was born November 18, 1928 to James Otis and Ruby Jane Taylor. He married Lula Mae Raymond on April 16, 1949 in Temple, Texas. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Corinth, Texas.
The Taylor family settled in Corinth in 1895. Foy Taylor was born in the historical log home that sits on the original farm where he lived his entire life and raised his family. Work is underway to move the historic Taylor family log home and log barn to the Denton County Historical Park and is expected to be moved in the fall of 2014. He helped bring water and sewer to the City of Corinth and worked on the Zoning Board when the city was being formed. He served as president of the historical Corinth Shiloh Cemetery Association from 1980 to 2008. He joined the Navy during World War II, serving in the Pacific.
Visitation will be Friday, January 24, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 p, at DeBerry Funeral Directors. Funeral service will be Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 11:00 am in the Chapel of DeBerry Funeral Directors. Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Corinth. Pallbearers will be Joshua Taylor, Robert Taylor, Miles Taylor, Johnny Fisher, Keith Fisher, and Chris Hardison.
He is survived by sons, Rickie and Boyd Taylor. He also is survived by eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Lula Taylor; and two sons, Otis Lynn Taylor and Cary Ray Taylor.