Floyd O. “Tuffy” Taylor, 77, of Irving, died on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at 1:15 a.m. at his residence.
Cremation rites were accorded and no services are planned at this time. Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro is assisting the family.
Mr. Taylor was born Oct. 28, 1943, in Hillsboro, to Ross R. and Mary Jane (Wilhelm) Taylor. He married Marilyn Lehnen on Sept. 4, 1965, in Irving, and she survives.
He attended Irving High School and served in the U.S. Army as a staff sergeant during the Vietnam War.
During his career, Mr. Taylor served as a school teacher for a short time. He would then become an equipment operator at Hulcher’s Quarry, which became Bremer Quarry, Material Service Quarry, then Hanson Rock Quarry, where he retired.
A lifelong Irving resident, he was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved being outdoors, sports and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Taylor is survived by his son, Tim (wife Angie) Taylor of Witt; two grandchildren, Kaitlin (husband Corbin) Govaia and Ashlin Taylor, both of Witt; three great-grandchildren, Jaelyn and Josselyn Murray and Jackelynn Govaia; and brothers, Charles Taylor of Joliet and Edwin Taylor of Cookeville, TN.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Doris Caulk and Rose Fenton.
Online condolences to the family may be left at www.basspattondeanfh.com.