Billy Ray Taber, a resident of Henryetta, died May 18, 2019 in Okmulgee at the age of 84. He was born May 5, 1935 in Hanna to Willie Houston and Mary Elizabeth Ann (Mott) Taber. Bill married Doris Roberts June 29, 1953. He worked at Eagle Picher Smelter, OKC Refinery in Okmulgee, owned and operated Taber Texaco and retired from Oklahoma Dept. Of Transportation. He is a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Sisters; Lorene Hunter, Doris Hardgrave and Ann Baggs.
He is survived by his wife Doris Taber of the home; daughters: Beverly Henson and husband Donnie of Okmulgee, Belinda King and husband Cliff of Gulf Shores, Ala.; grandchildren: Aaron Henson and wife Bethany; Meredith Talley and husband Dustin; Trevor Henson and wife Lauren; Colin “Chummy” Henson; Whitlee Peitz and husband Alex; great grandchildren: Rayleigh and Molly “pop” Henson; Brant and Flynn Talley; Harper and Hayes Henson; brother: Dee Taber of Dewar.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 21 at the Immanuel Baptist Church with Rev. Brayden Buss officiating. Interment will follow at the New Senora under the direction of the Rogers Funeral Home.