Leonard Joe Taylor, 40, of Ardmore, Oklahoma, passed away Tuesday, November 23, 2010, at his residence in Ardmore. He was born to John Taylor and Pauline Mckinney Taylor on February 1, 1970, in Madill, Oklahoma.


Leonard Joe Taylor, 40, of Ardmore, Oklahoma, passed away Tuesday, November 23, 2010, at his residence in Ardmore. He was born to John Taylor and Pauline Mckinney Taylor on February 1, 1970, in Madill, Oklahoma.

 

Leonard was raised in Madill and graduated Madill High School in 1988. Later he lived in Tahlequah before moving to Ardmore where he lived the rest of his life. He enjoyed watching football, basketball, the Dallas Cowboys, OU Sooners and his pit bull dog, named Roxie. He loved being with his nieces and nephews.

 

Leonard is survived by his wife, Evelyn Taylor, Ardmore, Oklahoma; mother, Pauline Taylor, Madill, Oklahoma; brothers and sisters, Johanna Boston, Ardmore, Oklahoma, Maquetta Gratner, Ardmore, Oklahoma, Marcella Gilbert, Ardmore, Oklahoma, Myrna Taylor, Ardmore, Oklahoma, Doreen Martinez, Kingston, Oklahoma, Tammie Stiles, Madill, Oklahoma, Terrie Taylor, Ardmore, Oklahoma and Mary Ann Melton, Ardmore, Oklahoma.

 

Leonard was preceded in death by his father; two brothers, Austin Ray and Leo Ray Taylor; and one sister, Lemedia Ash.

 

Visitation will be Friday, November 26, 2010, at the Watts Funeral Home from 8 a.m to 4 p.m. and a Wake service at Durwood Baptist Church at 7 p.m.

 

Services will be Saturday, November 27, 2010, at 2 p.m. at the Durwood Baptist Church in Durwood, Oklahoma. Steve Skinner will officiate the services. Music arranged by Brad Joe. Interment will be at the Durwood Cemetery, Durwood, Oklahoma. Services will be under the direction of Watts Funeral Home, Madill, Oklahoma.

 

Casket bearers are Mark Willmond, Mike Chastain, Alvin Rambo Jr., Marcus Collins, Harold Marris, Curtis Clearman.

 

Condolences may be sent to wattsfuneralhome.com.