L. D. Tad Tadlock

Tad Tadlock was born August 6, 1927, in Wilson, Oklahoma, to Millard and Geneva Williams Tadlock. He passed from this life May 10, 2008, at his home in Healdton, Oklahoma. He was raised in the Wilson/Rexroat area of Oklahoma, attending school in Rexroat. At the age of fifteen he went to work in the oil fields in New Mexico. In 1945, Tad enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served one and one-half years during World War II and was honorably discharged in 194. Tad worked as a roofer in California before coming back to Oklahoma, where he gained employment as a roustabout and pumper for Daube Oil Company, and later became a unit operator, then a field foreman, and finally superintendent at Daube's Ardmore office. He retired at the age of sixty-five, only to be recalled for another five years as superintendent. He then served as a consultant for Daube's for several more years. In 2002, Tad was honored as Healdton's Oilman of the Year. At the time of his deat, Tad was employed by Finley Resources, Inc., and New Field Exploration as a contract pumper.

Tad and Robin McClendon were married October 12, 1972, in Ardmore, making their home in Healdton, where he enjoyed raising cattle. He loved dancing and listening to music.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include: his wife Robin, of the home in Healdton, OK; two sons - Evert Tadlock, of Lone Grove, OK, and Dale Tadlock of Fox, OK; three daughters - Cathy Brooks of Ada, OK, Sue Ellen Tadlock of Sulphur, OK, and Heather Burns of Healdton, OK; three sisters - Wilma Rozzell of Healdton, OK, Vera Skyrmes of Florida, and Sybil Averyt of Lousiana; seventeen grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren.

Memorial services for L.D. 'Tad' Tadlock will be at 3:00 PM, Tuesday May 13, 2008, at Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Healdton, with Rev. Monte Dean officiating.

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