(CAMERON) Services are now set for a longtime Cameron pastor killed in a wreck.
Services for 70-year-old Rev. Earnest Taylor will be 1PM Saturday, May 19th, at First Baptist Church of Cameron, with burial to follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Rev. Taylor was killed in a major 2-vehicle collision on May 2nd at the intersection of US190 and Orchard St. in Cameron. Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Dave Roberts said Taylor was pronounced dead at the scene. A Milam County Sheriff`s Office patrol unit driven by Deputy Michael Heath struck the Taylor pickup as it pulled onto the highway. Taylor`s wife, 75-year-old Shirley Taylor, was a passenger in the truck and was rushed to the hospital with what was called incapacitating injuries. Deputy Heath suffered non-life threatening injuries and was last reported to still be in the hospital.
Rev. Taylor was born in Tracy Community and worked at Alcoa in Rockdale. He was a minister for Cameron Grove Baptist Church for many years and served in the US Army. He is survived by his wife, children, mother, siblings, and many more family and friends. Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron is in charge of arrangements.