The Moore American

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January 9, 2013

Robert ‘Coach T’ Threlkeld

MOORE — Robert “Coach T” Threlkeld, 65, passed from this life on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Faith Crossing Baptist Church.

Robert was born Oct. 24, 1947, to Alvin and Edith Threlkeld. Robert began his teaching career on a Navajo Reservation in Shiprock, N.M. After a few years he and his family moved to Moore, where he spent 25 years as a teacher, coach and athletic director at Highland West Junior High School.

When Robert wasn’t teaching he enjoyed reading, floating in his pool, and was known as an all-around handyman who could fix anything.

Robert was preceded in death by his father, Alvin.

He is survived by his wife, Thurza; his mother, Edith; two daughters, Jennifer Smith of Guthrie and Robin Holly and James of Stillwater; their mother, Kathy Threlkeld of Guthrie; a grandson, Conner Holly; two stepsons, Stephen Baker and granddaughter Breanna, and Adam Baker and Nancy; a brother, Michael and Kim of Cortez, Colo.; a sister, Marla Lehman and John of Estancia, N.M.; and his faithful four-legged companion, Maggie.

Moore American, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013

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