Tex Sewell Taylor

Condolences

  1. Many years ago Dr. Tex saved the life of a very famous AQHA stud. If he hadn’t, my barn would be pretty much empty today. God’s favortie donkey must have been sick and he called home the best.

  2. My name is Marla Ellestad. I have never met Tex but have read some of his writings. I live in Wa St so am far away. My the knowledge Tex will be missed by so many give you some comfort. My prayers to all the family.

  3. Tex was an awesome man with great knowledge. He had a way of working with donkeys and mules like no one else! He helped me rescue and care for some wild donkeys and had some of his students adopt them. Some of these wild mama donkeys had new foals. Tex helped me come up with a feeding program for them. Sometimes Tex was a little rough on the outside, but he was a big ole’ teddy bear once you got to know him. The donkey/mule world will dearly miss him.

  4. This is a sad day indeed. My heart hurts. While what I am feeling pales in comparison to the grief I know his family is experiencing, I miss my friend Dr. Tex Taylor immensely already. He was a great veterinarian, an awesome teacher, a donkey man of the first order, and most of all a true friend. He had such a giving spirit and was one of the truly great guys. I enjoyed every day I got to spend with him. To the family—may God be with you as you make your way through the next days, weeks and months. Just be comforted by knowing that Tex is in a much better Place, and he has God’s angels around him watching and listening to as he explains “assology” to them.

  5. My sincere condolence to the family of Tex. His absence from the donkey world will be felt far and wide. He has touched many with his knowledge, experience, expertise and commitment not only in his profession but to those select people who love the longears. I have had the privilege of sharing a barn and many visits in Shelbyville with Tex. I on the “14” side, he on the other side of the barn. The Donkey world, the Mule world and NASMA will miss you greatly. God bless

  6. The thoughts, brayers, and prayers of our family here are all with you. May you find peace through your grief and celebrate a life well lived.

    I found comfort in this poem with the loss of a loved one earlier this year. I hope that it provides you the same.
    “Do not stand at my grave and weep
    I am not there; I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow,
    I am the diamond glints on snow,
    I am the sun on ripened grain,
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning’s hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry,
    I am not there; I did not die.”
    – Author Unknown

  7. Dear Anne-Ruth, Ethel, and Taylor Family:

    We are so very sorry to hear about Tex. Most everything we learned about
    donkeys came from him, and he was always there to help us with an ill or
    injured donkey. His knowledge, but also his wit and humor, were always a
    memorable part of every donkey meeting, and we will miss him very much.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Tex and the Taylor family.

    Sincerely,

    John & Jan Stallone

  8. My deepest sympathy, I have wonderful memories of seeing Tex at Aunt Ethel’s and at our house as I grew up. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Children of Jesse and Nellie Sewell – Martin Sewell, Kay Sewell Coppock and Kathy Sewell Holzer

  9. Dear Annie Ruth and Ethel,

    We would like to extend to you our most heartfelt sympathies. I don’t believe I’ve ever known anyone who had as many friends or who deserved them more. Like so many others who admired Tex, we are deeply grieved and bewildered by his unexpected death.
    We will always remember Tex, our long telephone conversations and his amazing sense of humor. One year in Shelbyville Tom was walking with only a halter in his hand, Tex called out to him “Hey Tom, I don’t know how to tell you this but I think you lost your donkey” He was certainly one of a kind. We hope that you can find some small comfort in your good memories and in the thought of the happy years you shared.
    With love,
    Deby and Tom

  10. Dr. Taylor touched the lives of so many – both people and animals. We will never forget the times we got to spend with him. The equine industry has lost a great man and the donkey world has lost a great friend. He will never be forgotten by those who were able to listen to his knowledge and be honored enough to call him friend. You are in our hearts.

  11. Dr. Taylor was truely an inspirational and giving teacher. I once received a video and letter from Tex a couple weeks after a big show in which we competed together. The letter was full of pointers and his advice. It ended with his wishes that what he took the time to send me would help me outperform him in the next show. He meant it. He was that generous. I will surely miss my mentor, Dr. Tex Taylor.

  12. I am sadden to hear of our loss of Dr. Tex Taylor. He has touched so many lives of humans and animals. This is an extraordinary loss for us all. I will keep the Taylor family in my thoughts and prayers during this time and always. Sincerely, Jennifer Garretson, DVM, Waco, Texas

  13. Tex will truly be missed by all of us that had the pleasure of attending a class or seminar taught by him. I know we will.

  14. Our sincere sympathy to DR Taylor’s Family.Here in our country Australia far away from Texas,we found in DR Taylor someone who both inspired and educated.We so appreciate how DR Taylor generously shared his wealth of knowledge and experience .We never met,and had been strangers on the end of a phone line,or an email,yet we were unfailingly and generously supported each time ,questions answered, and advice given, most often with a measure of humour thrown in . Vale Dr Taylor,and Thank You.

  15. I never got the opportunity to get to know Mr. Taylor but I always respected him and his ability to train a donkey. It was my pleasure to have been in the same show arena with him. My sincere heart felt sorrow goes to his family and friends. GOD has called another angel into his kingdom.

  16. It has been a pleasure meeting and knowing Tex.When we were looking for Mammoth Donkeys to import into new Zealand he was a wealth of knowledge.When we had health problems with our Jack Ace our vets here in NZ were greatful to be able to phone him for advice.Bryan will miss his chats with Tex.
    Thankyou Annie-Ruth and Ethel for being so hospitable when we used to visit.
    Lots of love and prayers to you both.

  17. Dr Taylor was a great asset to my A&M vet school experience. He will be missed by the entire Texas veterinary community. Please accept my deepest sympathies.

  18. I send my deepest sympathy in the loss of Dr. Taylor. He was a great mentor, a wonderful speaker, and a man who cared about everyone he met. His “Assology” lectures were always a favorite at meetings, and I attribute many successful donkey treatments to what I learned from him. As a student, he was always available when we needed an ear, and he always sought to prove to you that you knew a lot rather than trying to make you feel stupid. He will be greatly missed.

  19. My husband and I wish to send our sincere condolences to the family of Dr. Tex, as would the Mammoths at Windy Ridge Donkeys in Alberta, Canada if they could add their voices. They have greatly benefited from Dr. Tex’s advice over the years. Never was any longears question too difficult, or too simple to answer and the wealth of knowledge he shared was invaluable. His appearance at the Horse Breeders and Owners Conference in Red Deer, Alberta some years ago will never be forgotten! Not only did Dr. Tex spark interest in working donkeys, but as opening speaker, his video included an almost brand new mule foal whom he ponied from his saddle mare and who, even at that extremely young age, was vigorous and adventurous in popping over cavaletti in the ring. That baby mule got the horse people talking for the whole two and a half days of the conference! Never had they seen such vigor or willingness to face obstacles in a horse foal. It was an honor to meet Dr. Tex in person at that conference – what an ambassador for the longears!
    Dr. Tex will be sorely missed by the donkey world but may his spirit live on at Bramoth Farm amidst the Mammoths he knew and loved so well.

    With deepest sympathy, Carl & Sybil Sewell

  20. My husband and I wish to send our sincere condolences to the family of Dr. Tex, as would the Mammoths at Windy Ridge Donkeys in Alberta, Canada if they could add their voices. They have greatly benefited from Dr. Tex’s advice over the years. Never was any longears question too difficult, or too simple to answer and the wealth of knowledge he shared was invaluable. His appearance at the Horse Breeders and Owners Conference in Red Deer, Alberta some years ago will never be forgotten! Not only did Dr. Tex spark interest in working donkeys, but his video included a variety of working donkeys doing different tasks. That video got the horse people talking and asking questions! It was an honor to meet Dr. Tex in person at that conference – what an ambassador for the longears!
    Dr. Tex will be sorely missed by the donkey world but may his spirit live on at Bramoth Farm amidst the Mammoths he knew and loved so well.

    With deepest sympathy, Carl & Sybil Sewell

  21. I wish to extend my condolences to Dr. Taylor’s family. His presence deeply enriched my vet school experiences. His sense of humor and care for his students will never be forgotten. Thank you Dr. Taylor.

    Jim

  22. dear annie ruth and ethel,

    we are so very sorry to hear that tex has died. the loss of tex has touched soooooo many of us that words are not enough to express how sad my donkey and mule buddies and i feel. the best we can do is to always remember what dr. t. taught us by using his words of wisdom to better the critters that he loved.

    jaclyn arrington and sherlock
    tammy thurmond and sparkey jones
    sandy hamilton and the donkeys that i love

  23. Ken and I wish to extend our condolences to Annie Ruth and Ethyl at this time of sorrow. We hold you in our thoughts and prayers, and we know that God will hold you in His arms, and comfort you now in your time of need. Tex has touched our lives in so many ways, and he will be sorely missed. It’s hard to imagine the donkey world without him. Donkey owners everywhere have benefited in ways they may not even know, thanks to his life and work, and anyone who knew him could never forget his contributions to their lives. We certainly won’t. Our love to you, Ken and Jeannie Richards

  24. My deepest sympathies to Dr. Taylor’s family and close friends at this sad time. I was a student under Dr. Taylor…that man had forgotten more than most people will ever know about donkeys! He was an unforgettable personality, a humane and respected veterinarian, and a superb educator. His passing is a loss for many, both long eared and otherwise.
    Rest in peace, Dr. Taylor.

  25. Ethel& Annie Ruth, I am so sorry to here about Tex. Your family has been so special to us all these years. I still think of you’ll often. You have been in my prayers since I heard the news. Love you, Cindy Lee

  26. I met Tex years ago showing Donkeys and Mules. He was a mentor to the Donkey and Mule world and to all of us that knew him. He will be missed, but is training Donkeys in heaven as we speak. My thoughts and prayers are with Annie Ruth and Ethel. I know that you are going through some rough times right now.
    Lou Ann Guthrie, Cryer Creek Miniature Donkeys, Barry, Texas

  27. My deepest sympathy goes out to Dr Taylor’s family & friends, as well as those of us who were his students & colleagues. This is an immeasurable loss. Tex was a great teacher, an invaluable mentor, and a terrific friend & colleague.
    May his “Assology” lectures be preserved for the future edification of all of us seeking knowledge w/a generous helping of humor, forevermore!

  28. We are so saddened by the loss of Tex. He was a truly great man, great veterinarian and great mentor. I feel so privileged to have worked with him and learned from him. We will always appreciate his generosity and kindness. Our prayers for the family to find comfort in God during this difficult time. Kelly Riccitelli

  29. What a wonderful legacy Dr. Taylor has left. I was in the first class he taught at A&M (was it 1977?). It’s amazing to think of the thousands of veterinary students (not to mention staff and clients) that his humor and wisdom have molded over the years. He was a special gift to veterinary medicine, and his contributions will live forever.

  30. My sincerest condolances. Even though Tex and I were on opposite sides of the clinic, he was always one of the friendliest, kindest people I met anywhere. He was a top notch feet-on-the-earth excellent professor, but he was an utterly spectacular person. I’ll miss him each day. Mike

  31. Dr. Tex Taylor was a pleasure to work with. I was his appointment secretary during most of his time at A&M. He was always professional, and the students loved him. I don’t think I ever saw him lose his temper and I could always count on him for a good laugh. What a wonderful man he was, he will truly be missed by all. I will hold your family in my thoughts and prayers.
    Bless you all,
    Jennifer Pivonka

  32. Our Prayers and Thoughts are with you and your Family during this time period. Tex was a Freind of ours, whom we Enjoyed listening to, Learning from, and talking with. His Humourous rapport will long be remembered in our hearts. We will miss our weekly visitations with him at Grace.

    Sincerely,
    Greg, Theresa, Kirby, Taner, Bramson

  33. Dear Annie Ruth and Ethel,
    I can’t began to tell you how very sorry I am for the loss of Tex. Tex was one of the most amazing people I ever met. I enjoyed so very much talking to him, even though I only new him a few short years I know that when I think of him or here his name in the future a smile will come to my face. I am grateful that the Lord allowed me to meet him here on earth. My prayers are with you and love you both. I’m so sorry I could not be at the funeral but you are in my thoughts as you go through this most difficult time. Love,Donna

  34. I did not know Dr. Taylor personally, but he was legendary among us longear lovers, particularly those of us who adore the Mammoths. I was fortunate enough to see him demonstrate some riding and training techniques at the Rio Brazos Miniature Donkey Expo in 2006, and will never forget his great humor and wonderful tips. His scientific work is invaluable in so many ways. I’ve mentioned it to more than one of my veterinarians to help them help my herd. He will be sorely missed.

    I just want to be sure his family and friends know how much his work is valued and appreciated. May that knowledge bring some measure of peace over time.

  35. Dear Ethel and family,
    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Dr. Taylor. He was an amazing person and one of those vet school professors that will always be remembered. You have my deepest sympathies.
    Sincerely,
    Casey Barton Behravesh

  36. Dear Annie Ruth and Ethel,
    Pete and I are still shocked by Tex’s passing. I think it’s because we always viewed Tex as bigger than life, invincible, and would always be there when we needed him which was certainly the case in my situation. With each Rio Brazos Miniature Donkey Expo, there was never a question that Tex would be there to not only make a presentation but to help me with the organization and solicitation of just the right speaker for the right topic. I don’t know of anyone else in the donkey world who has contributed more of their knowledge, time, and skills as Tex.

    His one of a kind humor will be greatly missed. I will always remember when I first came to your house probably 15 or so years ago. After a tour of the Mammoths, Tex asked me when I was going to grow up and get a “real” donkey instead of those “toy” donkeys. He could always be counted on to make you laugh with a way of saying things that was only Tex. There will be a hole in the donkey world that will never be filled as well as a hole in our hearts.

    God will help you through these awful times. Remember that Pete and I and many others have you two and your entire family in our prayers and God holds all of you in His arms.

  37. Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of Dr. Taylor. My brother, Dr. Robert Glaze, and I conversed many cases with Dr. Taylor, and he will be sorely missed by all in the Veterinary profession. Kenneth Glaze DVM

  38. Dear Annie Ruth and Ethel our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult and troubling time. Although it is difficult to put into words, Dr. Taylor without a doubt, was the driving force behind my veterinary career as a surgeon. He wasn’t just an outstanding teacher, but was also an outstanding individual. Long after my residency he continued to be my mentor and for that I will always be grateful. He will be missed dearly by the profession and the community of his friends.

    Drs. Jim and LeeAnn Blackford DVM

  39. I am saddened to hear the news of the passing of Dr. Tex. I served as a veterinarian in the FL panhandle long ago and lived under the shadow of Dr. Tex Taylor. What an amazing veterinarian he was to the people of the panhandle, loved by all. I know he also served with the same excellence at A&M. We are grateful for his interest in the work of Christian Veterinary Mission in Mongolia. Our prayers are with the family in this time of loss. We know of the hope of heaven and rejoice with them in that hope.

    Dr. Kit Flowers
    Executive Director
    Christian Veterinary Mission

  40. Dear Annie Ruth and Ethel, We are so very sorry for your loss. I just cannot get my mind around that Dr. Tex is gone. I had just told Marcus Martin (who found the jennie who had cut her leg this spring) last week that i needed to contact Dr. Tex and Annie Ruth to purchase one of their donkeys since our 40yr old donkey died in June. What a wonderful person Dr. Tex was – a true role model. I had the good fortune of he letting me audit 2 classes he was teaching on horsemanship. He said as long as I didn’t touch any of the horses — this was due to insurance purposes on campus — what I learned from him watching him, listening to him. He was magical. I am so sorry we never did get together for the lunch each year we would talk about doing — the last time I saw Dr. Tex we were at the Doctors office to get blood drawn and the entire time we were talking I thought he was Dr. Joyce until i walked out of the Dr.s office it hit oh my goodness that was Dr. Taylor. I immediately emailed him to apologize and he laughed and said yeah people would get he/joyce and scrutch confused — So many people will miss him. He was such a special person. I am very blessed that I had the good fortune to know him. Dr. Tex was the first person my husband met at the vet school. We were bringing 2 horses from back east and Chuck wanted to talk w/someone at the vet school and so little did i realize that 8yrs after our first contact i would be taking a class from him.
    You all are in our prayers and thoughts at this most difficult time. Oh my we are so very very sorry. Words just do not convey our feelings –
    With Love Lynn and Chuck

  41. I will remember Dr. Taylor as a larger-than-life individual who profoundly influenced on my career and my life by setting good examples and dispensing sage advise. He was a good mentor who taught me a lot about horses and about life. I can’t believe he is gone. He was one of kind.

  42. Dr. Taylor was a unique and remarkable teacher. I will always remember him for his knowledge & wit. When he was teaching a surgery lab he looked over my shoulder and said
    “Burk, I see you are tying vitamin sutures” I’m sure I looked confused, until he followed with “you know, One-A-Day”. He will always be remembered as one of my favorite professors.

  43. I had the great opportunity to work with Dr. Taylor, 95-97, in the equine ICU at TAMU. He had the most positive attitude and was always willing to do all he could to try and save the patient. In my mind he was the large animal version of Dr. Hobson, he would wait and then step in and fix it. He was never proud, or boastful he was just a gift to the veterinary profession. He always said hello and had a great smile, he will be missed by all who knew him and were blesses to have known him.
    You will be in my prayers, may the Lord hold you up through this challenging period.

  44. I was so shocked when I heard that we had lost Tex. He was a delight to visit with whenever I went over to the Large Animal Clinic, and I always said that I would trust HIM to make the decision as to whether to take one of my horses to surgery for a colic or not. His common sense and practical approach to everything, including problems of students, young faculty members, and equidae, could always be counted on—and the comments he would make were humorous but always had a take-home message that became more meaningful the longer you thought about them. I will treasure the memories I have of knowing him, and will miss him greatly. Annie Ruth and Ethyl, you will be in my prayers.

    Claudia Barton

  45. We were so sad to hear about Uncle Tex . I have memories of him hanging out with all the brothers and sisters at Papa’s , happy memories . My thoughts and prayers to you and Ethel ,we love ya’ll . Suzanne and Al Foster

  46. I am greatly saddened to hear about Tex’s passing. He was our veterinarian when I was a kid in Tallahassee, Florida and in no small measure was a major influence in my decision to be a veterinarian. My prayers are with his family. May God bless.

  47. Dr. Taylor was always there when he was needed the most. He took care of my pony, Skipper, for me and he helped me out of many tight spots when I worked in the LAC. I am saddened by his passing. I can still hear his dry sense of humor in the comments I remember him saying. It was a joy and an inspiration to watch him work with his donkeys. We were at a laser seminar together once and I was amazed at how easily he could write his name on the tomato while I only succeeded in destroying my tomato! He was an extremely talented surgeon and a compassionate man. My deepest sympathies go out to his family, friends and colleagues.

  48. It was a pleasure to have lunch with Tex and Annie Ruth last spring and introduce them to my Mongolian friend. He had a heart to support the ministry work in Mongolia and help others who lived on the other side of the world. I enjoyed that time together getting to know this special couple. Although, after lunch I had to spend some time explaining his jokes and Southern speaking to my foreign friend :D. I’m sorry to hear about his passing and I am thankful for his love and support for people through Christian Veterinary Mission. E-mail sent from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

  49. Dear Annie Ruth and Ethel,

    We are so sorry for your loss of Tex. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both. God Bless you both.

    Love, Rusty, Pam, Anna and Laura

  50. Dear Annie Ruth and Family:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you today. I know from experience how difficult it is today to see beyond the sorrow, but looking back in memory will help comfort you. Tex has left a place in our community that will be impossible to fill. He will be sorely missed by all. What a wonderful person he was.

  51. Annie Ruth and Ethel:
    I am truly saddened by the news of Dr. Taylor, what a wonderful man, husband, father, veterinarian,horseman and friend he was. I will forever remember his sense of humor! I recall a woman bringing a horse into the vet school and her horse wouldn’t step over the curb, he proceeded to tell her”ma’am, your horse is lacking in the brain department”,there was never a lack of entertainment when he was around! I learned so much from him while i was working at the vet school, not only medical but as a horseman also. He will forever be missed, but he is in such a wonderful place now with lots of Mules and Donkeys to train! God Bless you all

  52. Annie Ruth & Ethel;

    Brenda, Anna, Olivia and I are so sorry for your loss.

    Uncle Tex was always bigger than life to me with famous authors staying at his house and (as far as I knew) running Texas A&M University. I always wanted to visits his Jackass farm but Texas was just so far away.

    One of my earliest memories of Uncle Tex was watching him bob the tails of bull dogs at PaPa’s house in Bristol, Florida. I must have been six years old at the time and I remember thinking to myself “I’m not too sure about this”. Little did I know that this was just the beginning of “toughening me up” at the Foster house and that it would all go downhill from there. Yep, over the next few years I was to skinning catfish and squirrels on a regular basis and having them for my supper that night.

    Annie Ruth…You and Uncle Tex have “always” been there for my family through some very difficult times. I want you to know that we are there for you too. If there is anything at all we can do for you, just say the word. You are in our prayers and we love you both very much.

    Love,
    Al Foster & Family

  53. Dr. Taylor was a wonderful person and I feel so privileged to have been one of his students. His “Assology” lecture is the funniest presentation I have ever heard and is one of my favorite memories from vet school. The world has lost a great veterinarian, teacher, and friend. Ethel, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  54. Dearest Ethel,

    I am so saddened to hear the news about your father. To me, he was a wonderful teacher. Never had I laughed and learned so much as I did in his “classroom”. The university and the community most certainly will suffer from this loss.

    Sincerely,
    Jesse

  55. Ethel and family,
    I was terribly sorry to hear about your Dad this morning. All of us who he taught will always remember him fondly and are the better for having been his students. We’ll be thinking of you all in this tough time.
    Kelley

  56. Dr. Taylor was a wonderful mentor and friend to many generations of veterinary students and he will be especially missed. His humor, thoughtfulness, kind nature, knowledge, and willingness to teach, share, and offer a helping hand are unparalleled. His skill as a surgeon goes without saying, as well his amusing outlook on mule behavior/training and “assology”. I feel very fortunate to have had Dr. Taylor as a mentor and friend. My sincerest condolences to Ethel and the family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  57. To the family of Tex Taylor we would like to express our deepest sympathy on your loss. Dr. Taylor was always very gracious to our family. Always had time for a visit. We have all truly lost a friend. May Gods blessings be with each of you at this time. May he comfort and protect you all, Sincerely Raymon & Eva McElmurry / Iron Mule Farm.

  58. I will always remember Dr. Taylor as one of the most talented and kind-hearted people I’ve ever have the pleasure of meeting. His surgical skills were unparalleled and his medical knowledge was only enhanced by his straightforward and compassionate demeanor. He will always be a shining example of how every veterinarian should be. Ethel, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  59. I am sad to hear about him. I was pleased to meet him once in Texas and he was impressive man. God used His son Dr.Taylor for His kingdom by many amazing ways. Even it was short meeting i learned things from him and saw beauty of his heart. May God’s peace be with you all. Praying for you. from Mongolia

  60. Annie Ruth and Ethel, I was saddened to learn about Tex’s death; you have been on my mind and in my prayers. Death can be so rude and abrupt as I learned back in February when Marvin left this world with little advance notice(just a few days of illness)and very little mental or emotional preparation on my part. But I remind myself that Marvin is not sad, he is glad now, so it is with Tex.
    Take care of yourself and Ethel, keep CDC straight!
    Love, Mildred

  61. Dearest Annie Ruth and Ethyl,
    I know you had a great love for Tex by the smile and laughter….when you spoke of him. He blessed your lives as you have blessed ours with your years at Caldwell Elementary. My youngest son (Brent) thought you were the best teacher and I witnessed the fact! You always made learning fun as Tex must have done, as well! I will always cherish our friendship (that grew through working with you) to this day.
    May God and all the prayers from your co-workers at the Elementary comfort you in your loss.
    I Love You,
    Gayle T. Willard

  62. Dr. Taylor was such a special person to so many people. The lives he impacted and influenced are countless. My heart grieves with your heart as you say goodbye to such an amazing man. My prayer is for God to undergird you with His strength during this terribly difficult time, and for Him to flood your hearts and minds with the peace and comfort that only He can give. Ethel, I know you enjoyed a very close relationship with your dad. As a daddy’s girl myself, there is nothing that compares to the love shared between a father and daughter. I know your heart is broken- I am asking your Heavenly Father to wrap His strong arms around you and remind you that He will never leave you or forsake you. Lord, please minister to my friend during this time. Shower her with a Father’s love. Let her feel your Presence like she never has before. I am sending much love and many prayers to you, Ethel.

  63. I send my sincere condolences to the family of Dr. Tex Taylor. He was a great asset to the donkey and mule community at large. He took the time on several occasions to respond to my email questions and to speak to me on the phone about problems I was having with either a rescue animal or one of my own. His sense of humor was apparent and his knowledge so kindly shared. The fact that I was neither a veterinarian or a friend yet he still took the time to patiently explain things to me was very greatly appreciated. He will be missed by so many. Please know my thoughts are with your family.

  64. We just heard about Tex’s passing. What a loss not only to his family and friends but to the Veterinary community and the community of longear lovers. We both worked with Tex at TAMU and shared fun with him when we were showing mules. I was always tickled that he wore his watch halfway up his arm. I will always remember that and his big smile and friendly “howdy” to everyone he met.

    Please know that you are all our my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Our world is poorer but Heaven and all its animals is a richer place to have Tex.

    Sincerely and with deepest sympathy,

    Drs. Alice M. Wolf and James H. Johnson, Bryan, Texas

  65. Tex and I were childhood friends and continued on when we were grown. we were riding and showing horses before we knew what we were doing but we enjoyed it just the same. Tex was and is my best friend in this world and he will be missed more than I can ever say

  66. May you find your special place in heaven Tex. We will be praying for the loved ones left behind that God may touch their hearts and spirit.

  67. The death of Dr Tex Taylor leaves behind a huge gap for those working with donkeys and mules, not only did he love the animals, but he made an enormous contribution to their well being by his untiring research into many aspects of their health, welfare and behaviour. By publishing such work he raised the profile of the donkey and mule and helped make them respected members of the equid family worthy of scientific excellence. All of us at The Donkey Sanctuary, UK will miss his presenceand are unceasingly grateful for his dedication to the donkey and mule.

  68. Tex will be missed by all. We still remember visiting the ranch while we were at the Houston Livestock show back in 2000. It was paradise walking amongst all those gentle giant in the field with Tex telling us all about them. His pride in what he was doing for the donkey’s quite evident. Tex picked up a stick and playfully waved the herd back as they crowded in on us. We though about Tex just the other weekend while were were walking around the pastures being followed by our small herd thinking I wish I had a stick to shoo them away. Take comfort in remembering all the wonderful things he did.

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