Basil H. Taylor © Trout Funeral Home & Crematory 09-2019 Submitted by: Glenn
August 28, 1929 - September 19, 2019
Basil H. Taylor, age 90, died Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Via Christi Village. A Rosary Ceremony will be held at 7:00 PM Sunday, September 22, 2019 at the Trout Funeral Home Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, September 23, 2019 at St. Mary's Catholic Church. The Mass will be celebrated by his son, Bishop Anthony B. Taylor.
Basil was born August 28, 1929 in Houston, Texas, the only child of Basil C. and Jewel Taylor. He spent his early childhood in Galveston, Texas. In 1938, the family moved to Fort Worth, Texas where he resided through his high school years. He attended St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa in 1948. He then transferred to The University of Texas in Austin, graduating in 1952 with a BBA degree. Also, in 1952, he was employed by Continental Oil Company (Conoco) in Fort Worth as a Tab operator.
He was married to his cheerleader, Rachel Janet Roth, in 1953 at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Fort Worth. They were blessed with seven children and their six spouses: Anthony Taylor, Michael and Lynn Taylor, Joseph and Lynnice Taylor, Paul and Suzy Taylor, Mary and David Gamble, Leo and Melissa Taylor and Rose Marie and Blake Woodard. Then, 16 grandchildren came along and now 18 great-grandchildren, with one more on the way.
In 1960, the family moved to Ponca City as he was transferred to the newly formed Central Computer Department. He retired in 1987 from Conoco after 35 years of service. He held a variety of assignments in the department, including Director of Computer Operations, Coordinator of Subsidiary Data Processing and at retirement, manager of the Communications Department.
After retirement, he founded the Taylormark Card Company (where quality and cost are about the same). He played a lot of golf (2 aces and a trillion bogeys or more). He enjoyed volunteer work at St. Mary's Cemetery and Ponca City Medical Center. Basil was a life-time Knights of Columbus member.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Rachel Janet Taylor. He is survived by his children and grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home and Crematory. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Mary's School Foundation, 415 S 7th St., Ponca City, OK 74601. The family would like for you to leave memories of Basil at www.troutfuneralhome.com
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