Gail Taylor
By Erman Smith Funeral Home
Jun 18, 2024
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Pittsburg, Texas -- Funeral services for Gail Alan Taylor, 62, of Pittsburg, Texas will be held Saturday, June 22 at Reeves Chapel United Methodist Church with Pastor Marty Clock officiating. Visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by the service at 11:00 a.m. Gail passed away peacefully at his residence in the early morning of Friday, June 14, 2024.

Gail was born on November 2, 1961, in Lawton, OK to Lauren and Hallie Taylor. He was raised in Grand Prairie and graduated from South Grand Prairie High School in 1980. Soon after graduation, Gail started his career at Coca Cola. He worked his way up to supervisor and retired after 29 years of service. After retirement, he moved his family to Bonham. He held several jobs from auto sales to food service management and gave 100 percent at everything he did. His last job was as an installer for Renlita Doors. He retired again in 2022 due to his heart problems.

He moved to Pittsburg in July 2023 to be close to his sister, who was his main caregiver.


He had a deep faith and knew that God was in control of his life. Gail and his wife Dana were instrumental in starting the Rising Son Cowboy Church in Ivanhoe. Gail became a Mason in 2010.

Gail was very charismatic and had a contagious smile. He never met a stranger and had many lifelong friends. He would do anything for anyone, especially if it was going to benefit him in some way! He loved to tell big stories, and nobody ever knew if they were fact or fiction.

He loved the outdoors and all outdoor hunting events. You could always find Gail participating in whatever hunting season it was. He was once featured in the Texas Trophy Association after he got one of the largest whitetail deer (scored 155 inches) in the county.  Not only did he love the outdoors but also sports.  He watched sports 24/7 if nothing was going on that day.  He knew everything there was about all of the teams, even golf, tennis, and horse racing.  Gail was an avid fan of the Cowboys, Mavericks, Stars, and Rangers.

Gail accomplished many things in his lifetime, but his proudest accomplishment was his son, Bret.

Gail was preceded in death by his wife, Dana Taylor and parents, Lauren and Hallie Taylor.

He is survived by his son, Bret Alan Taylor of Kaufman, sister and brother-in-law, Laurie Ann and Gary Kibler of Pittsburg, nephew Timothy Nascimbeni of Pittsburg, three nieces of Missouri, three bonus nephews of Texas, and his girlfriend, Susan Toland of Bonham.

In leu of flowers, please donate to the American Heart Association in honor of Gail.