Born on Dec. 18, 1958, in Hayti, Mo., son of Rev. Henry Lee Taylor and Jettie F. Bette Taylor, he was a graduate of Hayti High School, briefly attended Missouri Baptist College in St. Louis, Mo, and was a member of the Central Baptist Church of Hayti and Second Baptist Church of Jefferson City.
Survivors include his mother, Jettie F. Bette Taylor
, three brothers, Rev. William J. Walker and wife, Bobbie, of Milwaukee, Wis., Minister Edward Taylor and wife, Carol, of Jefferson City, and Henry Taylor, Jr. of Detroit, Mich.; three sisters, Iva Presberry and husband, Richard, of Jefferson City, Phyllis Smith of St. Louis, and Jettie Taylor Robinson of Fairfield, Calif.