John Lawrence Alyor, 83, of Shawnee, passed from this life Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Shawnee.

John Lawrence Alyor, 83, of Shawnee, passed from this life Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Shawnee.

He was born May 6, 1935, to Lawrence and Edna (Oliver) Aylor in Little, Oklahoma.

John was raised in Little and graduated from Prairie Valley Schools. He later attended Seminole Jr. College.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was honorably discharged.

After service, he met Beverly Colleen Jones and they were married on July 6, 1962, by candlelight at Central Church of Christ in Shawnee. They began their family in Shawnee and later moved to Bethel Acres, where they farmed until 21 years ago, when they moved to Shawnee, where they have since lived.

John worked as a production maintenance mechanic until his retirement.

He loved to fish and loved making his vegetable garden every year. John enjoyed fixing “stuff” everything that needed to be repaired.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Lawrence and Edna Aylor; one brother, Charles Aylor; and four sisters, Doris Elick, Wilma Cox, Ruth Guin and June Hart.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 56 years, Beverly C. (Jones) Aylor of the home; two sons and one daughter-in-law, John Mark and Sarah Aylor of Edmond, and Jack A. Aylor of Guymon; grandson, Brooks Aylor; and many loving friends and extended family.

The family has designated memorial donations be made to In Search of the Lord’s Way, P.O. Box 371, Edmond, OK 73083 in lieu of flowers.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 27, and continue through service time. Family gathering to greet friends and family will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 27, at Cooper Funeral Home.

Service will be 2 p.m., Thursday, March 28, at Central Church of Christ in Shawnee with Dwyane Dennis officiating. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

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