John Taylor Kane

November 21, 1926 - November 16, 2021

John Taylor Kane, Jr., was born on November 21, 1926 in Stowell, Texas and went home peacefully into the arms of Jesus on November 16, 2021 in Austin, Texas.

John was a lifelong resident of High Island, Texas. He was preceded in death by his father John Taylor Kane Sr., mother Irene Kane, wife Edith Kane, sisters Annabelle Nicar, Gloria Kersh, Rosa Lee Stone, brother Donald T. Kane and grandson John D. Kane.

He is survived by his sister, Sally Merchant; daughter, Jennifer Roland and husband, Steve; son, Alan Kane and wife, Anne; Grandpa Johnny(Paw Paw); was an adoring grandfather to his grandchildren, Kristen McLemore and husband, Ben; Erin Wexler-Adams and husband, Taylor; Steven Roland and wife, Christine; Sarah Hinshaw and husband, Nick; Rachel Denison and husband, Reding; and great grandchildren, Abigail McLemore,  Rylan and Landon Wexler-Adams, Sadie Roland, Annabelle Hinshaw, and soon to arrive Charlotte Denison. John also had many dearly loved nieces and nephews, and was especially close with Patricia Adams and David Kane.

John graduated from High Island High School and was a WW2 Army veteran. He loved to hunt and fish.  He worked for John W. Mecom Oil Company and Houston Oil Producing Enterprises as a production supervisor for over 40 years. John was always a Texan and enjoyed his horses and cattle, collecting arrow heads, and working in his workshop. He was a true Texas gentleman to the very end, always wearing his cowboy hat and belt.

John lived a long full life and was strong, considerate and always kind. John Taylor Kane was a good man by anyone’s measure, strong in his faith, and deserves to hear the words “well done good and faithful servant”. He helped build and attend the Presbyterian Church in High Island. He volunteered as an ambulance driver for many years. He was active in the High Island School system and served on the school board serval times.

John was the most kind and gentle man, that loved generously and was loved dearly and cherished by his family and friends.

A gathering of Mr. Kane’s family and friends will begin at 12:00p.m., with his funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 21, 2021, at Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie. His interment will follow at High Island Cemetery, High Island.

Memorial contributions may be made to the PTSD Foundation of America/Camp Hope, 9724 Derrington Road, Houston, Texas 77064.

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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Winnie
  • 134, Buccaneer Drive, Winnie, Texas, 77665,
  • November 21, 2021
  • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Winnie
  • 134, Buccaneer Drive, Winnie, Texas, 77665,
  • November 21, 2021
  • 2:00 pm


Broussard’s Mortuary Winnie
  • 134, Buccaneer Drive, Winnie, Texas, 77665,
  • November 21, 2021

Comments (3)

    Mary Lou says:

    With sympathy, love, and prayers.
    A loving tribute to a Texas gentleman. He led his family in faith and connection. May he Rest In Peace. Amen.

    Valda and Tom says:

    Our hearts are with you as you say goodbye to Grandpa Johnny. He was a beloved spirit, full of calm, compassion, and great love. His brilliant light continues to shine in each and every one of you. We love you all dearly. Tom and Valda

    Kathi & Robert Hawn says:

    Granpa “Johnny” was one of a kind – such a gentleman and a true Texan. He will be missed. His legacy will live long in his children, grands and great grands. May you all feel the embrace of our loving Father as he guides you through this journey. May the many memories you have help thru the difficult times.
    “How lucky am I to have had something that makes saying goodbye so hard”. – Winnie the Pooh.
    May the Lord bless each of you.

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