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Obituary for Allen Taylor

Ponca City Now - March 10, 2018 12:01 pm

Allen Edward Taylor – Veteran

November 18, 1929 – March 09, 2018

Allen Edward Taylor of Blackwell, Oklahoma, entered into heaven on the evening of March 9, 2018, at his home with his family by his side at the age of 88 years.

Allen Edward Taylor was born on November 18, 1929, on the family farm southwest of Braman, to Walter Raymond and Pluma Gertrude (Heffron) Taylor. He grew up on the farm and attended Battle Axe School before transferring into Braman Public Schools where he graduated from Braman High School. Following his education he joined in the family farming operation. On March 9, 1954, he entered the United States Army serving as a field radio repairman until his honorable discharge on March 8, 1956. After his discharge he returned to Kay County and the family agricultural business. On May 13, 1962, he married Beverly Jean Love in Red Rock, Oklahoma, and together they continued to grow the farming operation. His sons grew up working alongside him with Mike and Ken continuing in the business, while Danny and Todd pursued careers in law enforcement. Allen was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church and the Kay County Cattlemen’s Association. Other memberships include the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Elk’s Lodge. He enjoyed life on the farm until “retiring” at the age of 85 years. When he wasn’t farming, he loved attending his grandchildren’s various activities.

He is survived by his wife Beverly Taylor of Blackwell; four sons, Michael Taylor and wife Amber of Blackwell, Danny Taylor and wife Alicia of Wichita, Kansas, Ken Taylor of Blackwell, and Todd Taylor and wife Cindi of Skiatook; ten grandchildren, Kari Kelly and husband Matt of Dallas, Texas, Brian Taylor of Oklahoma City, Olivia Taylor of Blackwell, Preston and Emily Kesinger of Ponca City, Courtney and Sara Taylor of Wichita, Kansas, and Emily, Anna and Evan Taylor of Skiatook; a great grandson, Kruz Kelly of Dallas, Texas; and two “self-adopted” children, Jodi Weyers and Benji Evans.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Jean Elam; and two brothers, Orlin and Ralph Taylor.

Services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 14th in the First Free Will Baptist Church in Blackwell with Rev. Kevin Bookout officiating. Burial will follow in the Braman Cemetery with military rites performed by the United States Army.

Casketbearers are Larry Love, Mark Love, Rick Love, Brad Evans, Benji Evans, Scott Robinson, Dick Dalton and Stan Claybaker.

Memorials have been established in his honor with the Children’s Heart Foundation and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (J.D.R.F.) in c/o Roberts and Son Funeral Home, 120 W. Padon, Blackwell, Oklahoma 74631.