Glen Taylor - Obituaries

Glen Taylor

December 28, 1926 - July 26, 2017
U.S. Armed Forces Veteran
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Richard “Glen” Taylor, 90, finished life’s earthly journey July 26, 2017, in Duncan. He was born in Nevada, Texas, on December 28, 1926, to William Henry and Myrtle Gooch Taylor.

Family visitation is scheduled for Friday, July 28, from 5:30 to 7:00 P.M. at Whitt Funeral Home.

Funeral services are planned for Saturday, July 29, at 1:30 P.M. in the Whitt Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Randy Southerland officiating, assisted by Les Banks. Committal service will be in the Duncan Cemetery with Rev. Bryan Pain officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Whitt Funeral Home.

He attended Farmersville schools. He joined the U.S. Naval Reserves in December 1944 and joined the U.S. Navy in August 1946 where he completed high school. He was honorably discharged August 13, 1948.

Glen married the love of his life, Martha Ellen Jagjears on March 11, 1949 in Dallas. They raised three daughters, Linda, Barbara, and Millie.

He attended the Texas Trade School in Dallas where he learned to work on commercial radios. After completing the trade school, he worked as a Radio Engineer for Communications Engineering Co. for 30 years and then was self-employed at 2-Way Radio Sales & Service for 9 years, retiring in 1998.

Glen and Martha worked as volunteers for the Red Cross Disaster Services for 15 years working 50 national disasters including the OKC bombing, the bombing of the World Trade Center, and Hurricane Katrina. He served as a Girl Scout leader and was the camp groundskeeper. He volunteered as a coach for girls’ softball. He loved growing vegetables and gathering school supplies for local children. Glen was always traveling to see his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren to watch their various activities.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Roland, Leo and Joe Taylor; and four sisters, Mildred Whitehead, Susie McIlroy, Dottie Kenny, and Inez Taylor.

Glen is survived by his wife, Martha; his children, Linda Adams, Barbara Prichard and husband Bob, and Millie Banks and husband Les; five grandchildren, Bill Adams, Jennifer Butler and husband Kenneth, Luke Prichard and wife Emily, Dawn Morrison, and Devin Banks and fiancé Marissa Niedo; five great-grandchildren, Kenny Butler, Dawson Banks, Dillon Morrison, Maya Newton, and Colt Prichard; his sister-in-law, Frances Taylor; and a host of family and friends.

Memorial contributions in Glen’s name can be made to the Irving YMCA for the Joe Taylor Miracle League Field (a ballfield for special needs children) (checks should be made to the Irving YMCA, 2299 West Irving Blvd. Irving, TX 75061).

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Service Information

Date: July 28, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Date: July 29, 2017
Time: 1:30 pm

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Duncan, OK
Duncan, OK
Kay Kelly
Dallas, TX
You were the Richest man in the world. Blessed with Love for your fellow man no matter who they were or how they lived. You have made every life you touched richer for having known you if only for a moment or a lifetime. You left the best part of you in all of us. I always told everyone you looked like Roy Rogers and had the same way about you, so ,I love you and "Until we meet again... "
Vicki Malone
Duncan, OK
So sorry for your loss. It's no fun being a widow !!????????????
Lacy Moore
Duncan, OK
He was the sweetest man...he will be greatly missed.
Susan Steinick
Mitchellville, IA
Life is really hard sometimes. I know how much he was loved and will certainly be missed.  I wish I could come Saturday, but can't travel yet because of medical reasons. I will continue to pray for God's perfect peace for all of you.
Bill & June Chambless
Duncan, OK
Linda & Bill, so sorry for your loss of your father & grandfather. Our prayers are for your comfort and healing. He sounds like a wonderful vibrant man who loved well.
Lisa Cephus
Oklahoma City, OK
So sorry for your loss.  Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Michael Radtke
Duncan, OK
Could not have asked for a better neighbor.  Lucy and I are sorry for your loss but we are grateful for having known Glen.  He was always a gracious and kind friend and neighbor.  He will be missed but not forgotten in our thoughts and prayers.
Alan Ross
Duncan, OK
I will miss seeing Glen out mowing or working in the garden.  He was a good neighbor and pleasure to know.  He will be missed.
Jim and Sandy Lane
Duncan, OK
We are so sorry to hear of your loss.  Our prayers and thoughts go with you.

May God bring you peace in the difficult days ahead.
Lori Gent and family
duncan, OK
A wonderful man..all my love to marth, barbara, and the family
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