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Oklahoma country singer Jody of "Jude 'n' Jody," 74, dies at home

FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: November 23, 2009 at 5:12 am •  Published: November 23, 2009
. Everybody else lost a good entertainer and a good person, but I lost a dear friend and he will be missed.”

‘Jody’ was good man
"He was definitely a different type person,” said his son Randy Taylor. "He got after it, I can tell you that.”

"My dad was one of those people who, honest to goodnesss, everybody liked him, and they liked him for a good reason. He was just a good man.”

A good man who enjoyed life.

"I don’t know anybody who loved life more than him,” Randy Taylor said. "He loved to live. He was an adventurer. He did a lot of things in his life.”

Taylor graduated Lexington High School in 1953, attended the University of Oklahoma and spent six years in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. He also owned the Double J cattle ranch, which he bought in 1968, near Tribbey in western Pottawatomie County.

He earned his pilot’s license at 16. His love for travel took him across the globe, including two African safaris.

Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Lexington. Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell is handling arrangements. Taylor’s family asks for memorials to be made to the American Cancer Society.

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