Bobby Jack Taylor LUBBOCK-Bobby Jack Taylor, 87, passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in Lubbock. He was born Sept. 27, 1926, to Jack Franklin Taylor and Nina (Morgan) Taylor in Kirkland, Texas. Jack married Doris Bell Sept. 2, 1950, in Shamrock, Texas. They lived in Lubbock a year and moved to Seminole, Texas, where Jack owned Jack's Bit Service, supplying seismograph bits to oil exploration companies in the United States, Canada, Alaska, and Australia. Jack's passion was music. After his retirement he formed a small band named Jack Taylor and the West Texas Swing. They played at many of the retirement and nursing homes of Lubbock. He was a singer and played the fiddle. Jack is survived by his wife, Doris of 63 years; and two sons, David of Lubbock, and Gary of Bacliff. He was preceded in death by a son, Jim Bob in 1988. The family gives its heartfelt thanks to all the wonderful caregivers at South Haven and Mackenzie House. We are forever grateful. A celebration of Jack's life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014, in the Abbey Chapel of Resthaven Funeral Home with interment to follow in Resthaven Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Lubbock, PO Box 16800, Lubbock, TX 79490-6800 or The Parkinson's Foundation, 3506 21st St Suite 402, Lubbock, TX 79410. Condolences and online guestbook can be found at www.resthavenfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Mar. 28, 2014