Don Corbett Taylor, a true servant of the Lord Jesus Christ, passed away on Monday, October 3, 2016 at the age of 58.
He was born August 10, 1958 in Provo, Utah and was the second child of Jesse Martin Taylor and Mary Elizabeth Corbett’s eleven children. Don graduated high school at Greenhill School in Addison, TX.
Don met his Norwegian sweetheart Hilde as a young man, and the two were married in Oslo, Norway on July 3, 1981 after he served a two-year mission in Central America for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The two have been married for 35 years and were blessed with four children, Don (Kari) Taylor, Michael (Jill) Taylor, Christina (Dustin) Peterson, and Benjamin (Kaly) Taylor. With the 10th grandchild on the way, Don was a loving “Daddy Taylor” to every precious baby. Family meant everything to him.
Don graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School in 1992, and completed his residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at St. Joseph Hospital in Houston, TX in 1996. Don has resided in Tyler for the past 20 years and has made an enormous impact on the medical community as the Medical Director at Family Circle of Care and on the medical staff at Christus Trinity Mother Francis Hospital. Every baby he delivered was a miracle in his eyes. He loved his colleagues, his nurses and his patients.
He served in leadership positions as a dedicated member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Don loved working with the youth and served faithfully in every assignment.
He was adored for his loving demeanor, never shying away from a gentle hug or kiss on the cheek. Don enjoyed traveling to Norway, spending time outdoors and his favorite activities always included his children and grandchildren who he loved dearly. All who knew him felt his love and acceptance.
He endured complications from ALS, which he so lovingly preferred to stand for, “Always Love the Savior.” Don was a true disciple of Jesus Christ and through his faithful life and covenants has now returned to his heavenly home.
A public visitation will be held on Friday, October 7, 2016, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Stewart Family Funeral Home, 7525 Old Jacksonville Highway in Tyler. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 23000 County Rd 145, Bullard, TX 75757. Burial will be at Rose Lawn Cemetery in Tyler, under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home.