Oscar Lowell Taylor, Jr.

Oscar Lowell Taylor, Jr., age 84, of Sweetwater, passed away Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, at V.A. Medical Center in Big Spring, Texas. His body was cremated. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at Sweetwater Cemetery with Rev. James Baker officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home. Oscar was born June 9, 1926, in Sweetwater, Texas. He was a disabled veteran of World War II, wounded in action June 18, 1945, in the Pacific Theatre and he received Asiatic Pacific Medal with one Bronze Battle Star, American Theatre Medal, Victory Medal, Combat Infantryman’s Badge and the Purple Heart. He was honorably discharged on May 27, 1946. After being discharged, he went on to attend North Texas State College at Denton, Texas and graduated with honors on May 29, 1949. He then studied for and received his C.P.A. certificate on Jan. 23, 1952. He was a partner in a C.P.A. firm in Lovington, New Mexico for many years. When he retired, he came back to Sweetwater to help and care for his mother. It seems he was always a “caregiver” all his life, helping his family – whatever was needed, monetarily or other ways as best he could. He was always ready to help with his grandparents, his mother, his sister and offering help and support to his grandparents and mother in raising his younger brother, Jimmie and sister, Barbara. He was an animal lover. He especially loved his cat and his mother’s little chihuahua puppy. The puppy was named “Ossie” after him. He is survived by one brother, Jimmie Gilbert Taylor of San Angelo, Texas; one sister, Barbara Jean Grant and husband James of Abilene, Texas; several nieces and nephews, Jimmy Taylor, Jr., Michael Taylor, Susan G. Lamb, Mark A. Grant, Vance S. Grant; numerous great nieces and nephews, cousin, Jerry R. Goad; and special friends, Dolores and Mary Gutierrez. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Eva Mae and William Thomas Kent; his father, Oscar L. Taylor, Sr., his mother, Willie Lee (Kent) Taylor; and one sister, Frances L. Kamai.