Harold Gene Traylor O'DONNELL- Harold Gene Traylor, 78, of O'Donnell went to be with his Lord on February 2, 2013. He was born May 26, 1934 to Della and Clyde Traylor in Reydon, Oklahoma. He graduated high school in Wapanucka, Oklahoma. Gene met Dorothy Louise Wisdom and they married October 30, 1954. They moved to O'Donnell in 1962 where he was employed by John Deere until opening his own business in 1978. He became a member of the Masonic Lodge in 1970 and received numerous awards over the years. Gene was preceded in death by his parents; a stepmother; a son; two brothers; and a sister. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Louise; two daughters, Elaine Ashcraft and husband Sam of Tahoka, and Connie Long and husband Dave of Lubbock; a brother, Keith Traylor and wife Cathy of Tishomingo, Oklahoma; two sisters, Kathrine Austin and Betty Able also in Oklahoma; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Celebration of Life Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday February 5, 2013, at First Baptist Church in O'Donnell, Texas. Visitation will be today, February 4, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Combest Family Funeral Home in O Donnell. Please join us in celebrating Harold Gene's life by visiting www.combestfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Feb. 4, 2013