Ralph Frye Taylor, 85 of Addison, TX went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 1, 2014. He was born May 22, 1928, in Welch, West Virginia to Ira and Irene Taylor. Ralph proudly served his country in the United States Air Force from 1950-1954. He married Ethel Zaiser and they settled in Ellicott City, Maryland where they raised two sons, Glen and Gary. The family moved to the north Texas area in 1979.
Ralph worked in several different positions for American Airlines and retired in 1994 after 39+ years of service. He and Ethel opened the first Alphagraphics in Texas, Store #25 located in Farmers Branch, TX. Later, they changed the name to Chase Printing and Graphics. He was very active in the community, serving at his church, The Branch, in Farmers Branch, TX. He was a member of the Farmers Branch Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club. He was also a member of the Masonic lodge and Toastmasters.
Ralph was a family man and loved the Lord, his family and his friends. He made a point to stay in contact with family and friends. He enjoyed attending family gatherings and always looked forward to the next family gathering. He was sure to share an inspirational story and tell a joke or two.
Ralph is survived by brothers Max Taylor and Harry Taylor, son Glen Taylor, son & daughter in-law Gary & Lori Taylor, grandchildren Brett Taylor and wife Brittany, Chaz Poettgen, and Jenna Poettgen.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 10:00 am in the Brooks Family Chapel of the North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234. Brother Eddy Ketchersid officiating. Interment will follow the service at Bluebonnett Hills Cemetery in Colleyville, Texas.
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