Elmo Taber

Elmo Taber

1930-2017

Elmo Carl Taber, 87, of East Tawakoni Community, went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, at his residence. Funeral services with full military honors were held on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at Ingram Funeral Home in Quinlan with Chaplain David Badders officiating. Interment followed at Lynch Cemetery.

He was born May 3, 1930 in Stillwell, Okla. He is the son of the late Truman Taber and Arizona Harper Taber. He was raised and attended school in Watts, Okla.

He entered the United States Army in 1950 and served during the Korean Conflict. He was wounded during the war a received the purple heart for bravery. He was returned home to Ft. Hood to recover, later he was deferred to the National Guards until 1955 when he re-entered active duty. He served tours in Germany during the building of the Berlin Wall then in 1967, he went to Vietnam and served two tours of duty only to become wounded again and to receive his second purple heart. He retired in 1979 at Ft. Hood.

He made his home in West Tawakoni where he worked as a deputy sheriff for Rains County for a couple of years before becoming West Tawakoni Police Chief. He was an entrepreneur, owning several different businesses, restaurants, bars, liquor store and barbeque place through the years. He married Tommie Holloway in 1994 and they made their home in West Tawakoni before moving to East Tawakoni e 18 years ago.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding his lawn mower, feeding animals and loving on his dogs. He was loved and will be missed by his wife ,Tommie of West Tawakoni; daughters, Carla Scott and Sharon Valtierra and husband Robert, Linda Lowrey, all of Albuquerque, Pamela Vaughn and husband Jerry of Tijeras,; Rebecca Fraley and husband Dennis and Donna Archer of Oklahoma City; step son, Thomas Baggett and wife, Jeni of Farmersville.; step-daughter, Chelsea Wright of Lone Oak; fifteen grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and five step-grandchildren; sisters, Marcella Taber of California and Bonnie Stephens and husband Norman of Moore, Okla; brother, Lex Taber and wife, Jackie of Watts, Okla.