John "Jack" Allen Taylor

April 26, 1926March 29, 2014

JOHN ALLEN (JACK) TAYLOR April 22, 1926 March 29, 2014

Born in Oklahoma City, Jack was the first of three sons born to Mary Ellen (Swift) and Ralph S. Taylor. Jack's education at the University of Oklahoma, which was interrupted by service as a naval officer in the Pacific, concluded with a Masters Degree in Geological Engineering. A career in petroleum exploration began with staff geologist assignments for Shell Oil Company and Magnolia Petroleum Company, working in eastern Colorado, south Texas and Louisiana, and the northeastern U. S., ending back in Oklahoma City as Division Exploration Manager for Mobil Oil. In 1965 Jack resigned from Mobil to start as an independent petroleum producer with offices in Oklahoma City. Jack served on the Board of Directors of OG&E. He also served as a director of the Independent Petroleum Association of America. He was Vice Chairman of the American Symphony Orchestra League, President of the Oklahoma City Symphony Orchestra, and President of the Petroleum Club of Oklahoma City. Jack was a founding member of the University of Oklahoma President's Associates and the recipient of the Regents’ Alumni Award. He was Senior Warden for the Vestry at All Souls' Episcopal Church. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Tom and Bob and his son Douglas Lee. He is survived by his wife Jo Ann (Eaton); Jack and Ann celebrated 68 years of marriage. Others surviving are his son Jerry and wife Carol Sue, daughters Kay Susan Taylor and Jacqueline Ann (Taylor) Garrett and husband Daniel. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Dawn Taylor, Laurel Levasheff and husband Nadeem Uddin, Katherine (Taylor) Wendorf and husband Lane, Jonas Siegel, and five great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at All Souls' Episcopal Church on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at 11a.m. Arrangements under the direction of Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Funeral Directors, Oklahoma City, OK.


  • Memorial Service Thursday, April 3, 2014

John "Jack" Allen Taylor

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Patricia Raymond

August 15, 2014

Please forgive me for just finding out. My Love and condolences to the Taylor Family for their loss. I know how you feel and I want you to know this that it does get better and that the LOVE that Mr. Taylor gave to so many and most of all, he continually gave to his family, it LIVES FOREVER. I worked for Mr. Taylor for a year until I went back to school and I learned a lot of life lessons from him, wife and family. They taught me to never let anything stand in my way, and to continue to pursue your dreams. Be Blessed and Much LOVE.