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Albert Lewis "Lew" Tait, Jr., of Edmond, Okla., died on Sunday, July 31, 2016, at Oklahoma University Medical Center, of injuries sustained in a cycling accident. Lew was born April 2, 1950, at Ft. Campbell, Ky., to Col. Albert Lewis Tait, Sr., and Claire Walker Tait.
He served in the United States Army, leaving with the rank of Captain, then practiced law in Oklahoma for 36 years, most recently as a partner at Fenton, Fenton, Smith, Reneau & Moon. A passionate cyclist, he watched every minute of the Tour de France every year; he also loved movies, peanut M&Ms, crosswords, military history, a good pun, his compact 10mm pistol, God, and, above all, his family, especially his wonderful granddaughters.
He is survived by his wife, Kathryn, of the home; his daughter, Jessica Tait, Tulsa; his son and daughter-in-law, Nicholas and Amber Tait, and their daughters Elliot and McKinley, Tulsa; his stepsons Beau Bauernschmitt (Carly), Norman, and Brian Bauernschmitt (Jaque and daughter Amelia), Dallas. Also surviving are sisters Martha Masinton, Lawrence, Kan.; Patricia Kosinar, Boston; Temple Tait-Ochs, Portland, Ore.; brother Robert Tait, Dallas; and many loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, at Southwest Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. The family requests no flowers; instead, please send memorial donations to Arise Ministries, P.O. Box 2973, Edmond, OK 73083 http://ariseministries.net/
Published on August 4, 2016
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