Joel Wayne Taylor of Claremore passed away on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. He was 56.
Joel was born on Jan. 2, 1958 in Claremore, Okla. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Claremore. He grew up in Muskogee and attended Muskogee High School. He worked at several different places throughout his life, some of them were Brockway Glass, Tubular Steel, Rogers State College, and Centralift. But the job he loved most was working on computers. He liked the challenge of fixing a computer when something went wrong. Joel loved fishing and being outdoors. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Joel was preceded in death by his father Gary Wayne Taylor, mother Norma Jean (Glover) Cox, grandparents Charles and Nancy Taylor, and Millard and Mae Glover. He is survived by his wife Robin Taylor, one son Matthew Thomas Crowley by a previous marriage, two stepdaughters Monica Estabrook and Tammie Gonzalez, six stepgranchildren Junior, Bianca, Logan, Yosel, Eden, and Martin, one brother Rev. James Taylor and wife Valarie, two nieces Faith Daniels and husband Gus and Jesse Taylor, stepfather Lue W. “Scotty” Cox, stepmother Rosemary Taylor, and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends.
Services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the chapel at Rice Funeral Service with Pastor Donnie Taylor officiating, burial to follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are James Taylor, Rochelle White, Sam Cox, Tom Fink, Randall Walker, and Jessy Gonzalez.
The family has entrusted Rice Funeral Service with the arrangements.