Joel “Wolfman” Thomas Taylor, resident of Stephenville, Louisiana, flew into glory from Thibodaux Regional Hospital at the age of 74 on Monday, January 10, 2022, after succumbing to his battle with leukemia.
Born on August 21, 1947, in Pleasant Hill, Louisiana, his parents James and Rita Belle Taylor raised him in North Louisiana. Eventually, his family moved to Morgan City, which is where he met his future wife. His marriage to Linda Marie Perez for 47 years endured to his last breath. Although he didn’t receive formal education, he worked hard at his career of welding and fitting, spending many years with Brown and Root and ending his career with Velosi all the way in Africa.
Joel was a true Louisiana outdoorsman. His favorite place to be was in the woods followed by the bayou. You could usually find him hunting, fishing, or else planning and preparing to go hunting or fishing. His blue eyes sparkled the most when he was sharing adventures with his family and friends.
Joel was preceded in death by his father and mother, his brothers Donald Ray and Chuck Taylor, and his sister Liz Rogers.
Mourning his loss are his faithful spouse, Linda, his daughter Melissa Stevens and spouse Chad, his son Jason Taylor, his two grandchildren Emmie and Austin Stevens, his brother James Taylor and wife Karen, his sisters Glenda Fountain, Rita Spiker and spouse Mike, Cheryl Chausow, and Terri Theall and spouse Doug, his sisters-in-law Joan and Mel Taylor, his brother-in-law Richard Rogers and his many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be led by Pastors Matt and Kayla Marcantonio on Friday, January 14, at Twin City Funeral Home in Morgan City, Louisiana, at 2:00 P.M. with visitation beginning at 11:00 A.M that same day. Joel will be laid to rest at the Morgan City Cemetery following the service.
Special thanks are given to Dr. Scott Hebert and the Thibodaux Regional Cancer Center staff who lovingly guided Joel through his treatment. Donations can be made in Joel’s memory to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Thank you for the outpouring of love and prayers.