Lewis Williams Taggart '43

Lewis was the chapter president in 1943 and two of his relatives were Sigma Rho Betas.

Lewis Williams “Lew” Taggart, 93 died Sunday, September 7, 2014.

Lew was born June 24, 1921 in Collinsville, Illinois to Oliver and Alice (Williams) Taggart. He was the last surviving member of his High School Football Team, the CoHoks; class of 1938.

Lew received a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the University of Illinois in 1943 and was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He married Shirley Jeanne Davis June 25, 1945 in Illinois. Lew retired as Plant Manager of Kaiser Magnesium in Tulsa, a Metal Fabrication plant. He was a longtime member and Elder at First Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include two sons, Davis Taggart (wife Deborah), Lewis W. Taggart, Jr. both of Tulsa; two grandsons, James Taggart (wife Marci) and Paul Taggart (wife Shannon); and two Great-Granddaughters, Dylan Anne and Scout Elise. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Jeanne Taggart, his parents, one brother and one sister.