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Malcolm Earl Traylor

Born: Thu., Aug. 8, 1968
Died: Wed., Jul. 15, 2020


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Malcolm Earl Traylor, 51, went on to ride in God’s country on July 15th 2020.

Malcolm was born on August 8th, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee to Earl and Sara Traylor. He grew up in Byhalia, Mississippi and went to high school in Potts Camp. Around this time, he met and fell in love with his wife, Reba, at church. They dated through high school and college until one day they stopped at a red light, he looked her in the eyes and said, “well, I guess we ought to get married now.” And so, they were married on September 1, 1990. This happened to be the opening day of elk season, so he would wish her a “happy opening day” every year. He wasn’t much for romance, but he loved her with all he had. So much so, that all three of their daughters were born in the first four years following that ceremony.

He loaded up his family of five and drove to Sheridan, Wyoming to chase his cowboy dreams. He needed to know where “his girls” were and a place to call home, but he never could stay in one place too long. With each Wyoming summer came a new cow camp and new horses to ride. There was always a fence that needed fixing and a calf that needed help back to mom, who probably tore down the fence in the first place.

He never asked for much, he was satisfied with a bed roll, a good dog, a half broke horse, and a truck that kind of ran. He was known for having no quit. His grandchildren called him “Pop” which he eventually learned to love, and then Pop got soft. Not in the cowboy kind of way, but in the “Pop, I want a swimming pool”, “Ok get in the truck” kind of way. He would not disappoint his babies.

He put his whole heart into everything he did but he never took anything too seriously, and that’s what everyone who knew him appreciated the most. He gave out a lot of good advice (whether you asked for it or not) and some bad advice too, that turned into lessons learned.  He would say “see, I still taught you something.” He could put a smile on anyone’s face, eventually. He will be remembered most for his love of his family and the Big Horns.

He is survived by his loving wife Reba Traylor, his children, Sara Traylor, Rachel (Tyler) Archer, Rebecca “Susie” Traylor, Logan (Angela) Wilson, father, Earl (Glenda) Traylor, sisters Rebecca (Mike) Hughes and Catrina Traylor, and grandchildren Emily, Riley, Olivia, Rosalie, Oaklee, Lexi, Braelyn, Adalyn, and Conagher. He was preceded in death by his mother,  Sara Traylor.

A celebration of life will be held at Bear Lodge, Burgess Junction on Sunday, July 26 from 1-3pm. We want to invite any and everyone. This is casual and to share happy memories, this old man wasn’t one for serious business!

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Martha Vanderford
   Posted Sat July 18, 2020
Reba, Sara, Rachel, Susie, and family so sorry for your loss. Just know that I’m praying for y’all. God is so great and good, He will carry y’all through this. Just remember Malcolm is not in your past, he is in your future. Let God be your strength and comfort during this hard time. Isaiah 41:10, Psalm 46:1-2

Betsy Pannell
   Posted Sun July 19, 2020
Reba we have you Sara, Rachel, Susie and their families on our minds and in our hearts.
Prayers for all of you to see you through this time of sorrow. Be brave, be strong and have courage. God will hold all of you in his hands. We love you and wish you strength for the following days and months ahead. Aunt Betsy and Uncle Gene

Brandon Lail
   Posted Tue July 21, 2020
It has been a long time since I saw Malcolm, but I will miss him just the same. All of his friends from Byhalia are praying for the family. God Bless y'all.

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