Joseph William Taylor, also known as “Oh Yeah,” 71, of Galveston, passed away on November 2, 2017.

He was born in Jersey City, NJ on July 29, 1946 to Joseph and Frances Taylor, both deceased.

He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He moved to Galveston in 1976, fell in love with the island and never looked back. His favorite pastimes were fishing, shrimping, boating, hunting, music, reading, working in his garden, the beach, and having a cold one with his friends. His favorite song was “Sky Pilot” by The Animals. He will be always remembered as fun and loving life.

He is survived by his three daughters, Donna Taylor Fitz and husband, Jonathan; Theresa Ann Clark and husband, Billy; and Betty Jo Fontanez and husband, Victor; four grandsons: Ryan Taylor, Christopher Mircovic, Kolby Mircovic, and Owen Fitz; three granddaughters: Victoria Clark, Samantha Ciezza, and Ashley Ciezza (deceased); nieces, Kim Allen and Lisa Phillips; sister, Gerry Sweet (deceased) and her husband, Paul Sweet; and his good friends Carol Watkins, Shannon Sanders, and Dave Denton, among many other loving family and friends. He is dearly missed.

Joseph’s family will receive visitors from 5 until 8 pm, Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home, 3028 Broadway in Galveston.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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