Clifford Arthur Taylor Jr., a lifelong resident of Fort Worth, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. Service: Mass of Christian Burial at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Patrick Cathedral. Interment: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home where a rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. Memorial: In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be made to St. Patrick Cathedral Building Fund, 1206 Throckmorton St., Fort Worth, Texas 76102. Clifford was born July 12, 1928, son of the late Clifford and Abbigail Taylor. A 1945 graduate of Polytechnic High School, he earned a bachelor of science degree in business from Texas A&M University
where he was a letterman of the Rifle Team and elected captain his senior year. Cliff served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War
, achieved the rank of captain and was awarded the Bronze Star
before being honorably discharged. Cliff was a CPA and worked for a variety of firms, including Southland Royalty where he served as vice president and treasurer before opening his own firm, the Clifford Taylor Co. He served as the executor and trustee of the Ella C. McFadden Charitable Trust, was past president of the 12th Man Foundation, the Fort Worth A&M Club and the Petroleum Club. An active member of his community, he will be missed by all who knew him. Survivors: His wife, Frances Taylor; son, Kirk Taylor and his wife, Tonya; grandchildren, Lauryn, Gabrielle and Jacob Taylor; one niece; one nephew; and his beloved Aussies, Maggie and Sadie.