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My condolences to family and friends. He was always such a sweet man.
My Christian sympathies go out to the entire Taylor family. I grew up across the street from the Taylor's. He was like a big brother to me. He played all sports with the"knuckleheaded" from across the street. He was my Pop Warner offensive line coach on the Colts. Whenever I saw Steve, he was always bragging about his boys. He also was a great neighbor to my Dad and brother and checked on them daily. I had many a great conversation with Steve last year after JC passed away. I was able to tell him how much he meant to me and the Campbell family. God Bless Steve. See you on the other side. You will be missed
Everytime I saw Steve over the years we would always stop and catch up. Always the same person. Prayers to Holly and the boys. Another classmate gone way too soon!!
Shirley Thornton Strawn
I'll always remember Steve's sweet personality and smile. My sincere prayers will be for his sweet family through these days ahead.
Julie Gilder Boatright
I’m so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. May God comfort the family in their time of sorrow
Praying that God’s peace and comfort covers each of you today and tomorrow. It’s been a privilege to know Steve as a person and as a teammate. Also to be welcome by his family! He was an outstanding individual!
Lauren Lowe Barry
Praying for your grieving process to be filled with the love of God.
You became my brother in law when I was still in my teens.you became my brother as the years came and went. Over these years I came to admire your strength and quiet love you had with my sister and nephews. You always had a big hug for me and smile that was contagious. You will be missed greatly by so many. Rest in peace dear brother.
Cindy Miner Evans
Holly, Carol, Ryan, Brett, Brandon and Jason, I am so sorry to hear about Steve. From our little league days when our boys played for Mr. Newsome to the years beyond Steve as always a gentleman and great guy. He was proud of his family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Cynthia Rush Mercer
There are no words to express the shock of reading about Steve’s passing. He was a true southern gentleman, always kind and one of sweetest guy around. His smile would light up a room, but hid his mischievous sense of humor. Heaven has gained an angel for sure. Sending hugs and prayers to Holly and the boys. Rest In Peace my friend.
Steven L. Taylor, 67, passed way suddenly last week of natural causes. Even though he has been taken from this world, his smile and golden heart will always remain and be seen in his greatest legacy, the love of his four sons. His laughter and sense of humor lives on in his 6 grandchildren. Wonderful memories of a quiet, honorable and a loving man will be shared among those lifelong childhood friends that he treasured.
Steve was born in Waycross, Georgia to Clarence and Harriet Taylor and joined later by his sister, Carol Rodgers. The family moved to Fernandina when Steve was a small child. He attended the local Fernandina Beach schools and graduated from FBHS in 1972. Steve made many friends in school as a teammate on the 1970 -71 Mighty Pirate Football team and as a lifeguard for the City of Fernandina Beach during the summers. Steve attended FSCJ and worked for Badcock and eventually began working for General Electric. Steve obtained a job with Florida Public Utilities and retired from FPU as a Journeyman.
Steve gave of his time as one of the first volunteer EMT’s in Nassau County, coaching Pop Warner football with his Father in law, Duane Newsome and supporting the activities his sons were involved with.
Camping in the mountains was one of Steve’s favorite activities. He loved eating Sushi, the Florida Gators and family get togethers.
Steve’s greatest joy was his sons, Ryan, Brett, Brandon (Tanya) and Jason. He made each son feel special and was proud of their accomplishments and the love they shared with him. The boys say they will miss his own unique “cringy” sense of humor! He leaves behind his sister, Carol Rodgers (Fernandina Beach), six grandchildren, Vega, Ender, Nova, Lachlyn, Faye and Alexander. Steve had a special bond with his sisters in law and brothers in law. He was very special to his numerous nieces and nephews who will always remember their Uncle Steve as a kind and sweet person.
Steve is survived by his very best friend, Holly Newsome Taylor. They shared the love of their sons and grandchildren, meeting up with classmates and supporting each other through the loss of a parent and family milestones.
Although we are feeling broken by our loss and are filled with grief, we know that Steve is in the loving arms of our Savior. We ask that you remember Steve with laughter and love.
A memorial service will be held in the Burgess Chapel at Oxley-Heard on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.