Charles Thomas “Tommy” Taylor was born Dec. 18, 1944 in Indianapolis, Ind., to parents Harley Taylor and Helen Bush Taylor and entered into eternal rest March 24, 2019 at the age of 74.
Tommy graduated from Irving High School in 1964, then attended Ford Motor Mechanic School.
He began working as a self-employed mechanic in the 1960s and raced from the 1960s through the 1980s.
His family and friends knew of him as a wheeler and a dealer. Tommy was a Christian by faith. In 1987 he moved from Irving to Seven Points, where he was a member of the Seven Points City Council for almost 30 years and had an auto shop in Gun Barrel City for 25 years.
In addition to his interest in cars Tommy greatly enjoyed his many grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.
Tommy was preceded in death by his parents Harley and Helen Taylor and his wife Linda Taylor.
He is survived by his daughter Shellie Harvath and husband Steve of Forney, daughter Teresa Howell and husband David of Little Elm, son Shawn Taylor of Seven Points, daughter Kim Welborn of Carrollton, son Tony Taylor and wife Cindi of Conroe, daughter Shelle Tubbs and husband Kim of Seagoville, 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren, other loving family members and many friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made in Tommy’s name to the Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake at www.hsccl.org.
Special memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared online at www.AndersonClaytonKemp.com.