Employees at TxDOT's Sulphur Springs Area Office hosted a party on Friday, Aug. 29 to celebrate Tim Taylor's 45-years of service and his retirement from the department. Pictured (l-r) are Sulphur Springs Area Engineer Ernest Teague, Taylor and Paris District Engineer Bobby Littlefield.

Tim Taylor retires from TxDOT after 45 years of service

Sept. 2, 2008 - A 45-year state employee has announced that he will be stepping down from his post as chief construction records keeper at the Sulphur Springs office of the Paris District of Texas Department of Transportation.

Tim Taylor's retirement from TxDOT was effective Aug. 31. The long-time state employee began his career in 1963 for what was then the Texas Highway Department at the Mount Vernon Resident Engineer's Office. He later worked in Paris at the district laboratory for a year before transferring to the Sulphur Springs office in 1966.

Taylor's experience at the Sulphur Springs Area Office is vast. His work has included laboratory testing, construction inspection, surveying, drafting, maintenance contract administration, stock management and various other duties. For the last 20 years, he has been the chief construction records keeper for the Sulphur Springs Area Office's construction projects, as well as being the driveway and utility permits and railroad project coordinator.

Employees of the Sulphur Springs Area TxDOT office Friday, Aug. 29 hosted a party recognizing Taylor for his 45 years of dedicated service to the department and in celebration of his retirement.

Taylor indicated he plans to spend much of his retirement enjoying his family, which includes his wife of 42 years, Barbara; their two children, Karol Ann Moore of Austin and Blake Taylor of Sulphur Springs; and four grandchildren.

-- Information submitted by Texas Department of Transportation

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