Joe Traylor, Jr. was born in Mt. Pleasant, TX on July 21, 1934, the only child to Joe Tryalor Sr., and Lela Colquitt. He was a resident of Mt. Pleasant, TX for sixty-nine years. Joe attended and graduated from Booker T. High School and served the military for two years. Joe Traylor was the husband of Maggie Traylor for sixty-six years. To this union there were seven children born. He was proceeded in death by his mother Lela Colquitt and father Joe Tryalor, Sr., son’s Arthur Ray Traylor and Troy C. Traylor, and daughter Freda Hurndon Allen. He worked for Tenneco Oil Company in Talco, TX and he retired from Titus County Road Commission and was bus driver for MPISD.
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Joe Traylor had a passion for all sports. He coached baseball and softball for years throughout the community. He coached his son’s teams Salesman’s and softball the MasterJams. He traveled all over Texas with the team in tournaments. He had a passion for all children and he was a bonus dad and PawPaw to many children, traveling from place to place, supporting them. He had many hobbies: coon hunting, fishing, and singing during the time he lived in California. He sang quartet with the Son’s of Faith for many years. They traveled from city to city also traveling with the Mighty Clouds of Joy. He loved spending time with his family and working in the church that was a priority for him.
Joe gave his life t o Christ and began working in the Church. He was one of the founders of the Unity Missionary Baptist Church, where he was ordained as a deacon and worked diligently. He later became a member of Harvest Community Church and even in his chair he was still a willing worker. Joe was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great and great-great grandfather, PawPaw uncle and friend.
He leaves to cherish his loving memories his wife Maggie Traylor, two daughters Karen Rogers of Mt. Pleasant, TX and Chrissandra Traylor Guinn of Forney, TX., two son’s Ricky Traylor of Houston, TX (Zeff) and Stephen Traylor of Tyler, TX., eighteen grand kids, thirty-six great-grands, two great-great grands. Special friends Eddie Wilson (Dorothy) of San Bernardino, CA, Bill Butler of Greenhill Villa and Demetria Smith of Mt. Pleasant, TX.