Oct 24, 1947 -Jan 3, 2013 SHAWNEE Robert (Coach T) Threlkeld, 65, passed from this life on January 3, 2013. Robert was born on October 24, 1947, to Alvin and Edith Threlkeld. He began his teaching career on a Navajo Reservation in Shiprock, NM. After a few years, he and his family moved to Moore, OK, 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 that could fix anything. He is survived by his wife, Thurza; his mother, Edith; two daughters: Jennifer Smith, of Guthrie, OK; and Robin Holly and James, of Stillwater, OK; their mother, Kathy Threlkeld, of Guthrie, OK; grandson, Conner Holly; two stepsons: Stephen Baker and granddaughter, Breanna; and Adam Baker and Nancy; brother, Michael and Kim, of Cortez, CO; sister, Marla Lehman and John, of Estancia, NM; and his faithful four-legged companion, Maggie. Robert was preceded in death by his father, Alvin. Services will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at the Faith Crossing Baptist Church at 10 a.m.

Published in The Oklahoman on Jan. 6, 2013