Terry Lee Taylor, 72, of Albuquerque, New Mexico went home to be with the Lord on June 8, 2023. Terry was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He was preceded in death by his parents Emmett Jr and Marjorie Taylor. Terry is survived by his wife Michaeline (Longwell) Taylor of Albuquerque, New Mexico; his son Joel and wife Cassandara (Jones) Taylor of Bonney Lake, Washington and his daughter Catherine Taylor of Albuquerque, New Mexico; his brother Emmett III and wife Brenda (Edgar) Taylor of Wentzville, Missouri and his sister Sally Taylor of Westmont, Illinois; He has three grandchildren, Heather Taylor, Emma Taylor and Adalynn-Elise Taylor.
Terry graduated from Parkway High School in St Louis, Missouri in 1969. He enjoyed being involved in Boy Scouts and participating in school Amateur Radio Clubs. Terry completed his formal education at University of Missouri-Rolla where he received a Masters in Electrical Engineering in 1976. He later became a licensed Professional Engineer in Washington state.
He enjoyed Amateur Radio obtaining his Novice class license at age 11 as WA0JHO and was later licensed with an Extra class. He later changed his call letters to K7XR. At one time he built a 140 foot tower and enjoyed making many contacts. He would become part of several radio clubs over the years and he is now a Silent Key.
Terry worked on several programs for Boeing such as AWACS, Peace Shield and Sea Launch where he helped design the communication systems surrounding the launch of DirectTV, XM and other satellites. Terry worked as an Electrical Engineer for 29 years and retired from Boeing after 20 years.
Having been saved by the Lord at age 11, he was a member of several Churches and continued to serve the Lord until his death. “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Ephesians 2:8-9”. “But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed and having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness. 6:17-18” “...Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master. Matthew 25:21”
No formal funeral service is planned.