LaVoy Monroe Taylor, age 83, passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2021, in Ardmore, Oklahoma. The family has chosen not to have services due to Covid-19 concerns and would like each of you to hold and cherish your memories of LaVoy. LaVoy was born on February 24, 1937, to Robert M. Taylor and Coney B. (McBee) Taylor, in Cumberland, Oklahoma. He attended Madill Schools and then enlisted in the United States Army in March of 1954. He served his country as a member of the Military Police until his honorable discharge in 1957, but he continued serving in the Army Reserve until 1962. In 1958, he married Melba Jean Sears at Ardmore, Okla. LaVoy started his career as a diesel mechanic, working in various garages in the Ardmore area and retired as a Diesel Foreman for B.J. Services Oil Company in 2005. He married Dorothea Louise Coffman on May 1, 1975. He and Dorothea were the Managers of Meadowbrook Mobile Home Park in 1983. In the 1990s, they moved to their final home here in Ardmore and retired in 2018. He loved to look at the stars with a passion for astronomy. LaVoy loved to fish and devoted himself to the study of his religious beliefs. He was preceded in death by his parents, seven siblings: Edna Lou Taylor, Alice Eulene Taylor, James Earl Taylor, Mary Jo Taylor, Wanda Sybil Taylor, Jimalee Taylor, and Lloyd Ray “ Buddy” Taylor. LaVoy is survived by his wife, Dorothea Taylor, sons, LaVoy Monroe Taylor II and wife Arlene Fay, of Ardmore, and Michael Taylor and wife, Michelle, of Satsuma, Alabama. Two sisters, Alisa Leona Grimes and husband, Tom, of Ada, Okla., and Janase Lamae Bruffy of Sherwood Shores, Texas, step-sons, Brian Groves of Waxahachie, Texas, Gary Groves of Moore, Okla., and Billy Groves, and wife, Pat, of Ada, Okla., ten grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends. Condolences may be left at griffinhillcrest.com.