Chadwick James "Chad" Taber, surrounded by family and dear friends, left to be with his Lord on Sunday, June 30, 2019. Chad fought a long, hard battle with cancer. He was born in Enid, Oklahoma on August 15, 1969, the son of Albert Floyd and Barbara Jean (Arterburn) Taber. Chad grew up in Medford, OK and graduated from Medford High School, in the class of 1987. He then went on to attend Oklahoma State University (Go Pokes!). Chad met Shea Oakley, the love of his life on a blind date in 1989. The two attended her high school prom together and Chad even introduced Shea to the beauty of the Catholic faith. The two were married on November 30, 1991 and they made their home in Jenks, Oklahoma. They then went on to have their five beautiful children and later two grandbabies, who were Chad's pride and joy. Chad was not only a beloved and devoted husband, father, and grandfather, but a cherished son, brother, friend, mentor, leader, and so much more. He served his family, community, and church with his whole heart and always put others before himself. From Jenks sports to St. Bernard's youth ministry to Strong Family Financial, Chad's servant heart touched so many. He was seen as not only a leader and mentor to many, but truly just known as everyone's dad.
Chad is survived by his wife, Shea; 5 children, Kendall Seelie, her husband, Dylan, of McKinney, TX, Trenton Taber, Jordan Taber, James Taber, and Clara Taber, all of Tulsa; grandchildren, Levi and Hallie Seelie; father, Albert Taber, his wife, Celeste, of Stillwater, OK; sister, Melanie Watters, Jenks, OK; brother, Troy Taber, his wife, Darcy, of Jenks, OK; nieces and nephews; and numerous other extended family members and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Taber.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the Chad Taber Support Trust at Arvest Bank, Attention: Jenks Branch, 502 S. Main, Tulsa, OK 74103.
A Rosary will be held at 7:00 PM, on Monday, July 8th, and a Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM, on Tuesday, July 9th, both at Saint Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Church.