Harold Duane Taylor © Cheyenne Star, Cheyenne, OK Reprinted with permission Submitted by: Wanda Purcell
Harold Duane Taylor was born on June 11, 1929 in Greensburg, Kansas to Olive and Carrie Taylor and died on Saturday, July 24, 1999 at his home in Weatherford, Oklahoma having reached the age of 70 years, 1 month and 13 days.
Harold was raised, attended school and graduated in 1947 in Greensburg, Kansas. After graduation, Harold worked with his brother in his sewing machine repair shop and then worked for Boic Construction, working on the Liberal, Kansas Highway. In 1957, Harold started working for the U.S. Postal Service, where he worked for 31 years. On September 8, 1958, he married Esther Zielk in Wichita, Kansas where they made their home. In 1962, they moved to Cheyenne, Oklahoma where Haold worked at the Cheyenne Postal Service as a window clerk. The family moved to Elk City, Oklahoma in 1969 and Harold continued working at Cheyenne. They moved to El Reno and lived there from 1971 until 1978 where he worked for the Oklahoma City Postal Service as a window clerk supervisor. In 1978, they moved to Weatherford, Oklahoma where he worked as the street supervisor for the Weatherford Postal Service, until he retired in 1988. After retirement, he operated a carpet shampoo business and he also worked at Southwestern Oklahoma State University as a custodian for six years and at K-Mart for six months as a checker. He enjoyed his family, grandkids, working in the yard, reading the Bible, and church fellowship. Harold was a member of the Church of Christ in Weatherford where he served as a Deacon. He was also a member of the Masons and the Retired Federal Employees. Memorials may be made to Church of Christ in Weatherford.
Harold in survived by his wife, Esther Taylor of the home; three sons, Marland Taylor and his wife, Jolene of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Dan Taylor and his wife, Jan of Chicago, Illinois, and Stephen Taylor and his wife, Sara of Yukon, Oklahoma; one nephew C.B. Taylor of Crystal Lake, Illinois and five grandchildren, Anthony, Elizabeth, Joshua, Jenny and Josiah. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Carrie Taylor; one brother, C.W. Taylor, and a brother and sister in infancy.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 27, 1999 at 10:00 a.m. in Church of Christ in Weatherford, Oklahoma. Bruce Lewis officiated.
Casketbears were Bob Cantrell, Curt Hibbert, John Huser, Richard McPhetridge, Bill Pace and Bob Pace.
Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Weatherford, Oklahoma.
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