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Jimmie Taylor

Jimmie Arvel Taylor

Tuesday December 21, 1937 - Saturday December 12, 2020
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Obituary

Marlow: Jimmie Arvel Taylor, 82, passed away Saturday, December 12, 2020 in Marlow.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, December 16, 2020, at the First Baptist Church in Marlow, with Rev. Jordy McKaskle and Brian Holland officiating. Burial will be in the Marlow Cemetery under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Marlow.

Jimmie was born Tuesday, December 21, 1937 in Holdenville, to Willard Orville and Anne Ellen (Carlton) Taylor. He graduated from Fairview High School and furthered his education, graduating with a Masters Degree in Music and a Minor's degree in Business from East Central University. Jimmie met Barbara Ann Meadors, and they married on February 1, 1958 in Holdenville and celebrated 62 years of marriage. Shortly after their marriage, they moved from Holdenville, and decided to make Marlow their forever home. Jimmie shared his love for music with others, by becoming a music teacher. He taught music and typing at Marlow Schools for 32 years before retiring. After retirement, he taught at Empire for 2 years and Comanche for 1 year. He was also a member of First Baptist of Marlow for many years, as well as a member of the Lion's Club, OEA/NEA, and the Retired Teachers Association. Jimmie loved playing the piano, yard work, gardening and sharing his produce with friends, traveling, watching and attending every OKC Thunder game he could, classic cars, and bargain shopping, but there was nothing he loved more than spending time with his family.

Survivors include, wife, Barbara Taylor of Marlow, daughter, Patti Fleetwood and husband Phil of Marlow, 3 grandchildren: Tara Monsey and husband Justin, Tony Fleetwood and wife Lisa, and Kena Fleetwood, 8 great grandchildren: Rylee, Colton, Laker, Dillon, Miles, Major, Jacob and Jonah, sister, Rebekah Taylor of OKC, niece Tammy Griffin and husband Johnny, 1 great niece and 1 great nephew. Jimmie is also survived by Rodney Holstrom and wife Carol, Jason Holstrom and wife Leasha, and Beckett Holstrom, Taylor Dinger and husband Luke, Johnny Monsey and wife Christi.

He was preceded in death by his parents.


Pallbearers will be: Danny Glover, Craig Patterson, DB Green, Terry Brown, Will Corporon, and Jim Brown.


Honorary bearers will be: Barry Hinson, Tim McKay, Kenny Massey, Benny Chad, John Holland, and Press Mahaffey


The family would like to encourage masks for those attending, and to social distance when possible.


Online condolences may be made to www.CallawaySmithCobb.com



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    Marlow Cemetery
    Address
    905 North Ash
    Marlow, Oklahoma
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ernestine olson

Posted at 05:24pm
May God give you peace and support at this time. We will all miss Jim's musical talents.
Ernie Olson
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Jayme Rowe

Posted at 06:38pm
Mr. Taylor brought music to life for me in chorus classes, concerts, and contests. Each Christmas I have an ornament I place prominently on my tree-an upright piano that plays “Go Tell It On The Mountain” and relive the fun and energy he helped us generate when performing that song in the annual Christmas concert.

My thoughts and prayers are with the Taylor family as they go through this difficult time.

Jayme (McElhanon) Rowe
LG

Love forever, Ami & Glenda

Posted at 02:21pm
I love you so much. One of my biggest regret is all the time I have missed out on getting to know you more. You were a beautiful person.
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Love always, Ami & Glenda

Posted at 01:59pm
My thoughts, heart, prayers and pain are with you. Im sure you are in complete shock but please know you ALL are in my thoughts.
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Marilyn Govich

Posted at 07:31pm
Every student who was in vocal music with Mr. Taylor was impacted greatly by his teaching, as he established a standard of excellence, but also instilled a love of the art. I was very directly and positively affected as I was in his music classes since he came to Marlow until the time I graduated—in his choirs, musicals (5th grade “Little Blue Angel”), studied piano with him and enjoyed the benefits of his exceptional ability as a collaborative pianist. His rendition of The Lord’s Prayer was unparalleled! Mr. Taylor was so very generous with his time for all of us singers for all our performances, even taking the time to drive to my university audition to play for me. I will always remember his patience, kindness and laughter. I send my deepest condolences to Barbara, Patti and the rest of his dear family. Heaven’s music just became even more beautiful with Mr. Taylor’s presence.
Dr. Marilyn (Green) Govich
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