Luther Dewayne Taylor was born November 29th, 1938, in Eldorado, Oklahoma to Elsie Vance. He passed away peacefully at home in Eagletown on January 29th 2023.
Dewayne lived most of his life in Eagletown, Oklahoma. He is a graduate of Eagletown High School. On August 12th, 1956, he married “the most beautiful girl in the world” Drucilla.
Dewayne and Dru lived in Texas for about 7 years where he worked at Love Field as an airplane mechanic. They moved back to their beloved home, Eagletown, in 1964 and began working for Weyerhaeuser. He worked there for 36 years until retirement at age 62. Then, he went fishing!
Dad had so many hobbies including fishing, hunting, archery, gardening, and beekeeping to name a few. He was always doing something outside of work.
Dewayne loved his children through his actions and words. He showed them to be strong and face challenges that came into their life. He always supported them and their dreams. He would just say “That’s my job”.
He taught them to be fair and to treat others with respect no matter what their station in life, waitress or CEO of a company, everyone was doing their best.
His family and friends have so many stories and memories, he will live on forever in their hearts and minds. His grandchildren would say, ‘Poppa Dewayne said”.
Dewayne was proceeded in death by his wife of 64 years, Drucilla; his parents Elsie and John Vance; brothers Billy Vance, Robert Taylor, Elden Taylor, Kenneth Taylor, and brother in love Jim Litchford; and one sister Deloris Taylor.
He is survived by his three children, Shelia (Taylor) Ashalintubbi, Kim (Taylor) Parker and Aldrige, all of Eagletown, and Michael Taylor and Shanna of Broken Bow. His seven grandchildren Kaylie (Jose), Morgan (Micah), Keaton, Sarah (Stephan) Bethany, Tia, and Tammy. Seventeen great grandchildren; three sisters, Sharon Bradshaw, Brenda Passmore, and sister in love Janice Leonard, and a host of nieces and nephews and friends.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m., Friday, February 3, 2023 at Bunch-Singleton Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 4, 2023 at Eagletown Methodist Church, Eagletown, OK with Bro. Joe Cook officiating. Interment will follow at Eagletown Cemetery, Eagletown, OK.
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