The Edmond Sun

Obituaries

February 18, 2013

David Taylor

EDMOND — David Ward Taylor, 63, longtime Oklahoma City attorney, died in an automobile accident on February 11, 2013. He was born April 16, 1949 in Norman, Okla. to David Walker Taylor and Shirley Ann Taylor. He had two sisters, Kay and Susan. He identified Oklahoma as his home state, although his family lived in California during his last two years of high school. He graduated from Glendale High School in 1967, attended Stanford University, and transferred to Oklahoma City University to receive his Bachelor’s degree in History. He put himself through law school at OCU and passed the Oklahoma bar in 1974.

He soon began his private law practice in Oklahoma City. In 1975 he took an acting class at the Oklahoma Theater Center to improve his trial skills and met a theater intern from California, Dana Rojas, and they were married May 1, 1976. They were blessed with two daughters, Sara and Cary. In 1983, the family moved to Edmond,  where David would center his law practice for the rest of his career.

He was a dedicated Christian and family man, known for his rich singing voice and wry sense of humor. He participated in many of his daughters’ activities and imparted a deep reverence for Biblical principles to them.  He gave away many hours of legal counsel and services to clients caught in difficult circumstances.

In 2007, he and his wife moved to her family home in California, near Biola University. He was able to pursue a life-long dream of attending seminary and received his Certificate of Biblical Studies in 2009. He later split his time between California and Oklahoma City to be closer to his parents, and practiced law part-time, while continuing to pursue his Master’s Degree in Apologetics from Biola.

David leaves behind his wife of 36 years, Dana Taylor; his daughters Sara Taylor Chasteen, Cary Taylor Solima and two grandchildren;and  his mother, sisters, and nieces and nephews.

A memorial services has been set for 11 a.m. March 1, 2013 at the Edmond Mennonite Brethren Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Youth With a Mission, (YWAM) 2707 Hipawai Place, Honolulu, HI 96822 attn: David Taylor Memorial Fund.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • LaVerne Warren upload.jpg LaVerne V. Warren

        LaVerne V. Warren, 96, passed away on July 26, 2014 in Yukon, Okla. She was born in Lawton, Okla. on June 28, 1918 the fourth of seven children born to Roy and Agnes Atwood.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • John Mattingly upload.jpg John Mattingly

        John Mattingly, 85, went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 23, 2014 after a brief illness.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Emma Marie Pridemore

        Heaven gained a sweet new angel in the early morning hours of July 21, 2014 in Emma Marie Pridemore.

    July 25, 2014

  • George Herschell Fancher, III

        Funeral services for George “Little George” Herschell Fancher, III, 41, of Edmond, Okla., will be 10 a.m. Friday, July 25, 2014 in the Butler Baptist Church, Butler, Okla.

    July 23, 2014

  • Irene Moore upload.jpg Lena Irene Moore

        Lena Irene Benson Moore, 99, passed away  Friday, July 11, 2014.  She had lived in Seguin, Texas, near her daughter Gail, since June 2010.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mary Bilyeu upload.jpg Mary Margaret Bilyeu

        Mary Margaret Bilyeu, lovingly known by family and friends as “Mimi”, left this life doing what she loved, adventurously climbing the steep mountains at Grand Teton National Park. Mimi was born November 19, 1969 to John Richard and Ann Marie (King) Conley in Oklahoma City.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • garner4.jpg Family, friends remember Garner’s Norman roots

    Flowers started arriving at the James Garner statue at Main Street and Jones Avenue Sunday morning after residents learned of the famed actor and Norman native’s death Saturday night in California.

    July 21, 2014 2 Photos

  • Preston Brown upload.jpg Preston Brown

        Preston Brown, 74, was born to J.S. and Maurine Brown on December 18, 1939 in Monterey, Tenn. After graduating from Monterey High School in 1957, he joined the United States Air Force. He was honorably discharged in 1964.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Curtis Hayes upload.jpg Curtis Joseph Hayes

        Curtis Joseph Hayes, 78, long-time resident of Edmond, Okla., passed away July 17, 2014. Curt was born Feb. 28, 1936, in Ponca City, Okla., to Bernard and Virginia Hayes. He was a proud graduate of Oklahoma State University and member of the U.S. Army.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rick Parkins upload.jpg Rick Parkins

        Rick Parkins, 57, of Fairview, Okla., formerly of Edmond, Okla., passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo