Rodney Taylor, beloved son, brother, Uncle, Dad, Pop-pop and friend departed this life on Monday, December 16, 2019 in Lubbock, Texas.
Rodney Cash Taylor was born on October 17, 1962 to Jody and LaJuanah Taylor. Rodney was raised in Hobbs, graduating from Hobbs High in 1981. He was a hard worker all of his life. He drove trucks in the oilfield, he was a corrections officer, he owned his own company, Mesa Verde Contract Pumping, and ended his career as a pumper for Legacy.
Rodney loved the outdoors and through the years had many hobbies. He played softball for many years. He enjoyed golf and riding his Harley. Rodney loved hunting and camping, enjoying the comradery of friends and family. He was the biggest fan of his sons, Ross and Russell for baseball, soccer, football and any other sport in which they participated. His grandchildren were his greatest joy.
Rodney had a great sense of humor and a contagious laugh. He loved being with family and sharing stories of his escapades that “not everyone knew.”
Rodney was a faithful member of Taylor St. Church of Christ and loved getting and giving hugs on Sunday mornings.
Rodney is survived by his sons, Ross Wade Taylor, his wife Kayla, and their children Jordan, Colton and Jody of Midland; and Russell Wray Taylor, his wife Saiyette and their children Layton, Kor’Rinda and Makynlee of Fort Stockton; his brother Rusty Taylor and wife Judy of Hobbs; his sister Ginger Taylor and fiancée Gregg Klear of Hobbs and his nieces and nephews. Pall bearers will be Brett Blackmon, Michael Chaney, Wesley Garrison, Guy Kesner, Gregg Klear and Steve McCleery. Honorary pall bearer is Jody Norman.
Gone too soon but forever in our hearts.
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