Services for Edwin L. Taliaferro, 92, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 11, 2012, at the First Baptist Church in Lone Grove, with the Rev. Morgan Ashworth officiating. Interment will be at the Taliaferro family cemetery. Family visitation will be from 6-7 this evening at Craddock Funeral home.
Edwin was born January 8, 1920, at Lone Grove, to Oris and Annie Parker Taliaferro, and passed from this life on October 8, 2012, at his home.
He was a lifelong resident of Lone Grove and was a member of the First Baptist Church. Edwin was an oil field pumper and retired from Edwin L. Cox after 32 ½ years of service. He was a very passionate person that loved many, especially his family and his grandchildren. He enjoyed fishing, working in his garden, welding, riding the gator looking at the cows and watching the purple martin's flying outside around his porch. He will be missed by many.
Edwin was preceded in death by his parents, Oris and Annie; great-grandson, Kolby Knipp; two brothers, Orville and Fred Taliaferro; and one sister, Selma Hammett.
He is survived by his wife, Bobby of the home; son, John Taliaferro and wife, Betty of Lone Grove; daughters, Linda Wood and husband, Calvin of Cyril, Okla., Carol Roberts and Jimmy Jones of Norman, Okla., and Deborah Martin and husband, Fred of Moore, Okla.; sister, Jerrilene Willis of Lone Grove; brother, W.A. Taliaferro of Lone Grove; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Brian Roberts, Brad Kropp, Lewis Taliaferro, Steve Taliaferro, Jimmy Taliaferro and Errol Taliaferro. Honorary bearers are Paul Willingham, Monte Willingham and Charlie Taliaferro.
Memorials may be made to Cross Timbers Hospice. Online condolences may be made at craddockfuneralhome.com.