Roy Farrell Taylor Sr.

  • Roy Farrell Taylor Sr.
    Roy Farrell Taylor Sr.

Roy Farrell Taylor Sr. of Sparks was born December 21, 1933, in Chandler. He died Monday, January 11, 2021, at his home. He was 87 years old.

Taylor, a 1952 graduate of Davenport High School, served in the Oklahoma Army National Guard. He was a carpenter by trade.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Dempsey and Maggie (Stidham) Taylor; his son Charlie Taylor; his son-in-law Dexter Davis; daughter-in-law Kathy Taylor; an infant son John Taylor; and his siblings, C.L. Taylor, Gracie Thronesberry and Dorothy Wakley.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Mary Jo (Newnam) Taylor of the home; his children, Roy F. Taylor Jr. of Sparks, Donita Davis of Pink, Okla., and Bobby Taylor of Oklahoma City; five grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by siblings, Jerry Taylor and Bill Taylor, both of Chandler, Ira Taylor and wife Sue of Wellston, Don Taylor and wife Margret of Oklahoma City; and other family and friends.

A graveside funeral will be held 2 p.m., Monday, January 18, 2021 at White Dove Cemetery in Sparks under the direction of Lehman Funeral Home of Wellston.