Tahlequah Daily Press

October 11, 2010

James D. Gaylor


TAHLEQUAH — Funeral services for James D. Gaylor, 77, of Welling, Oklahoma were held Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Green Country Funeral Home.

Officiating was Rev. Charles Duvall and Reverend David Roberts. Pallbearers were Justin Gaylor, Sarah Gaylor, Brian Gaylor, Randy Kimbley, David Faulkner and Ronnie Hamby. Honorary pallbearers were current and past members of the Welling Volunteer Fire Department.

Service arrangements were made under the care of Green Country Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at tahlequahfuneral.com

James D. Gaylor was born Aug. 6, 1933, in Cherokee County to James Allen Gaylor and Lizzie (Smith) Gaylor. He passed from this world on Oct. 6, 2010.

At an early age, James moved with his family to south Texas. After spending some time there, he moved to Bartlesville, Okla. James enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Korea. After his tour overseas, James married Marie Holloway. From this union they were blessed with three children.

James worked 50 years in the grocery business, with the last 30 as owner of the Welling Grocery. James was active in the Welling community, serving on the Welling Fire Department for approximately 25 years and the Rural water District No. 7 for 20 years. He served as board president for both. James also served as relief postmaster at the Welling Post Office for more than 30 years.

James has been preceded in death by his parents; five sisters; two brothers; and one grandchild, Misty Dawn Gaylor.

Surviving James is his wife Marie, of the home; his children, James Randall Gaylor and his companion Charlene Ybarra, Melanie Jo Gaylor, and Steve Gaylor and wife Bernice; eight grandchildren, Sasha Faulkner and husband David, Justin Gaylor and wife Whitney, Sarah Gaylor Kelley, Brian Gaylor and companion Lyndsi, Katie Gaylor and companion Cameron, John Gaylor, Melanie Anderegg and husband Eric, Hayley Gaylor and companion Randy; seven great-grandchildren and a host of friends.

James will be missed dearly by his family and friends.

Green Country Funeral Home, 203 S. Commercial, 458-5055.