John Byron "Jay" Taylor II
1959 - 2020
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John "Jay" Byron Taylor, II
February 2, 1959 - November 1, 2020
Colleyville, Texas - John "Jay" Byron Taylor II, 61, was called home by his Lord and Savior Nov. 1, 2020, with his wife, Debbie by his side.
Celebration of Life: 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, Lamar Baptist Church, 1000 W Lamar Blvd, Arlington, Texas 76012.
Jay received a BBA and Masters Degree in Taxation from Baylor University in 1982. Jay's professional career began at Deloitte-Touche LLP for 9 years. He then formed a public accounting firm, Taylor & Taylor, CPA, LLP, where he worked for 30 years in partnership with his brother, Jeff.
Jay was an avid fan and loyal supporter of Baylor University. SIC'EM BEARS! He will be remembered for his infectious laugh, strength of character, and unwavering faith in Jesus Christ.
Survivors: Beloved wife, Debbie Lumpkin Taylor; parents, John and Sylvia Taylor; brother and sister in-law, Jeff and Staci Taylor; as well as 13 nieces and nephews whom he loved as his own.

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Published in Star-Telegram on Nov. 8, 2020.
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December 14, 2020
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Chris Jones
November 13, 2020
So sorry to hear about the loss of my cousin Jay. Condolences to uncle JB, aunt Sylvia, cousin Jeff and Debbie. Whenever we were together it was a fun time. We sat through many Baylor football games at the old stadium. Only Jay (and Jeff) could make a Kevin Steele game tolerable with his sense of humor and wit. I will miss you Jay, and will see you again one day.
David Taylor
November 12, 2020
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November 11, 2020
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Russell Cobb
November 10, 2020
Since the day I met Uncle Jay, he was convinced and determined that I would be just as big a Baylor fan as the rest of the family. He generously invited Sam and I over to watch games and insisted on trips to Waco, all which will forever be treasured memories with him. But Uncle Jay was more than a “fun uncle”, even though he very much was that. He warmly welcomed me as a new Taylor, truly sought to know me, and loved me like I had always been a part of the family. He was a role model in the way he consistently cared for his family with his words and more importantly, his time. Uncle Jay will be sorely missed and there will be an obvious felt absence in the Taylor family. I am so thankful to rest in the truth that Uncle Jay has a new, fully restored, and cancer-free body in heaven and that I will get to worship our savior Jesus alongside him one day.
Natalie Taylor
November 10, 2020
We had the pleasure of knowing Jay from the time of his birth.
He brightened the lives of everyone who knew him. The history of his life from chidhood, college, marriage, and vocation, reveals hIs Christian character. Rest in peace, Jay! You will be remembered in our hearts forever!
Troyce and Bella Harlin
November 10, 2020
Uncle Jay cared so deeply for the Taylor family. Whenever I was with Uncle Jay, I knew I was the most important person on earth. So many of my passions and tenets of my identity can be traced back to an early gift from Uncle Jay, an interest of his that I wanted to emulate, or a childhood experience with him. Uncle Jay was so radically generous to those he cared about, often to a detriment to himself. What an example he set for me in this way. A vast majority of my favorite memories have Uncle Jay in the picture (or taking the picture). When I reflect on my first 25 years of life, I realize that my father and Uncle Jay were my first friends, my first cheerleaders, and are to this day the two biggest role models in my life. The Taylor Family will forever miss Uncle Jay, and I cannot wait to see him again one day. We will honor his memory by cherishing every moment together as a family, because that's exactly what he did. Every child deserves an Uncle Jay.
Samuel Taylor
November 9, 2020
Jay was my long term CPA and friend. Funny, jovial, caring, faithful, he embodied what a Christian man should be. I will miss him and look forward to seeing him in heaven. Love to Debbie, John, Sylvia, Jeff, Staci, Sam, Mary, Ellie and the rest of the family who are lamenting his loss. And to his many friends and clients who were touched by his influence.

Ashley Hodge
Ashley Hodge
November 8, 2020
John grew up across the street from me. What a nice young man!
Always polite! Sharp as a tack!
It was obvious that he had been raised right by his great mother and
father, my neighbors.
My heart goes out to his parents and to his wife, Debbie, and brother, Jeff. God bless you!
Levy Joffrion

Levy Joffrion
November 7, 2020
I will always be indebted to Jay for my faith. He was the first person who ever talked to me about Jesus. I remember always being welcomed by his family in their home. He was a great friend in High School.
My heart goes out to Debbie, also a great friend, and to Mr and Mrs Taylor, who we’re always so gracious to me.
Fondly, Rick Yates
Richard R Yates
November 7, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Prayers of comfort & peace for you all.
Darohnn Pender
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