• PTC Mourns the Passing of Jack C. Taylor

    by  • July 5, 2016 • Other • 3 Comments


    The Parents Television Council mourns the passing of Jack C. Taylor, founder of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and a longtime benefactor of the PTC.

    PTC President Tim Winter offers the following remarks:

    “The term ‘American Hero’ can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. But when one man serves his nation valiantly during wartime; when he creates a company that goes on to employ – and provide a stable family income to – over a hundred thousand of our fellow citizens; when he gives away almost a billion dollars to charitable causes without asking any recognition or notoriety; and when he hopes that his legacy simply will be that he was ‘a nice guy’; THAT is the very epitome of an American Hero. And at the age of 94, Jack was taken from us far too early.

    “During my life I’ve been honored to meet presidents, senators, congressmen, Hollywood legends, millionaires and billionaires, and captains of industry. Out of all of them, Jack Taylor is the greatest man I’ve ever known. While I am brokenhearted today by his passing, for the rest of my life I will be grateful for, and inspired by, his positive, uplifting and inspiring life.

    “I send my heartfelt condolences to Andy and Jo Ann, and to the entire Taylor family.”



    3 Responses to PTC Mourns the Passing of Jack C. Taylor

    1. Kay
      July 8, 2016 at 3:18 pm

      We have had to use Enterprize a couple times. The local company is very satisfying as far as sales team, courtesy, and timely. Thank you, Mr. Taylor for your time and service! And my condolences to the rest of the family.

    2. Chuck Nelson
      July 8, 2016 at 2:10 pm

      Learning about Jack Taylor and how his company became ENTERPRISE, is very interesting and an enjoyable experience for me.
      Enterprise became my favorite rental car company several years ago, and just during this past month I had exceptionally helpful service with rentals at Atlanta and Detroit airports.
      But, learning that Jack Taylor was a WW2 Naval Aviator has been a big thrill because I too was a WW2 Naval Aviator, and my PB2Y squadron VPB 13 was in the Pacific Theater with the Enterprise throughout 1944 & 45.
      So, fun connection, and at age 92, I am especially appreciative of the extra service Enterprise provided me in programming the GPS that on my recent rentals.

    3. Sue Foltz
      July 8, 2016 at 12:31 pm

      What a wonderful man Jack Taylor was as he served America in WW II and then established a business employing many and then gave billions to charity. America is blessed and is a greater country because of his life and generosity.

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