|Birth: ||Mar. 12, 1922|
|Death: ||Aug. 2, 2011|
Fred Richard Taliaferro, 89, longtime resident of Lone Grove OK, was born March 12, 1922, at Lone Grove to the late Mr. Oris W. Taliaferro and Mrs. Annie (Parker) Taliaferro. He departed this life on August 2, 2011, at Ardmore OK.
Fred was raised in Lone Grove and had resided there all of his years with the exception of his college and military years. He was a strong continuance of the Taliaferro family presence in Lone Grove stretching back to when his father Oris moved to this area and purchased the building that is still known as Taliaferro Grocery store of Lone Grove. Fred graduated from Lone Grove High School in 1940 and then attended college where he played college basketball. He was also a member of the United States Navy serving actively during post WWII and received his honorable discharge on April 10, 1946.
Fred returned to college and completed his degree and soon began his teaching career at several of the area schools. He married Deloris Blassingame on April 10, 1948, at Gainesville TX. They made their home in Lone Grove, while Fred educated students at many of the area schools including Zaneis, Wilson, and Lone Grove, retiring after 24 years of teaching in 1973. He then began working at Jim's Lumberyard and was the manager of his rental properties.
Preceding him in death were his parents, sister Selmer Hammitt, and brother Orville Taliaferro.
Survivors include his wife Deloris of the home; daughter Joan Taliaferro of Lone Grove; sons Errol Taliaferro and wife Charlotte, Steve Taliaferro, and Jimmy Taliaferro and wife Wilda, all of Lone Grove; brothers Edwin Taliaferro and wife Bobbie, and W.A. "Dub" Taliaferro and wife Louise, all of Lone Grove; sister Jerilene Willis of Lone Grove; 9 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous other family members and friends.
(obituary from Alexander Funeral Home, Wilson OK)
Oris Whittier Taliaferro (1891 - 1953)
Annie Parker Taliaferro (1895 - 1971)
Selma Hammett (1913 - 1995)*
Orville Taliaferro (1917 - 1993)*
Edwin L. Taliaferro (1920 - 2012)*
Fred Richard Taliaferro (1922 - 2011)
W A Taliaferro (1925 - 2014)*
Jerrilene Taliaferro Willis (1929 - 2015)*
Taliaferro Family Cemetery
Created by: DogMama08
Record added: Aug 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74358918