Ronald Joe Taylor

Ronald (Ron) Joe Taylor was born on June 11, 1939, in Minco, OK, to Ola and Joe Taylor. Ron of Amber, OK, peacefully left this earth on January 25, 2022.
 A celebration of his life was held on Saturday, January 29th in the First Missionary Baptist Church, Pocasset, Oklahoma. Internment followed at Friendship Cemetery, southwest of Minco, Oklahoma.
 He grew up in Minco, attended Minco Schools and graduated high school there in 1957.
 In June 1958, he married his high school sweetheart and wife of 64 years, Maxine Bennett. They embarked on a lifetime together that lasted 64 years.
 Ron served the majority of his life helping others through his career in law enforcement. His career began in 1964 with the Garden City, Kansas police department. The next year he
moved to Chickasha, OK and joined the Grady County Sheriffs Department as a deputy. Ron left the Sheriffs department to become the chief investigator for the Oklahoma Cattleman’s Association, a position he held for 6 years.
 In 1974, Ron tossed his hat into the ring and ran for Sheriff of Grady County. He held this position until his retirement in June of 1994. He was an active member of the Oklahoma Sheriffs’ Association, serving as the secretary/treasurer for several years. In 2001, Sheriff Taylor was one of four sheriffs elected to the OSA Sheriffs Hall of Fame. He was also a member of the Grady County Fin & Feather organization and a life time member of the Oklahoma Cattleman’s Association. He continued his career of service to others by holding various positions and assisting others with odd jobs in his home community of Amber, Oklahoma.
 Ron is survived by his loving wife, Maxine Bennett Taylor, brother Richard (Rick) Taylor and Melissa, two daughters and their spouses, Connie Browder and Gregg, and Karla Brooks and Perry, four grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, as well as many, many nieces, nephews, various other family members and friends.
 Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Ola Taylor, and his two sisters, Florence Browning and Merilyn Wyatt.