Monday, October 22, 2012


David Dwane Taylor, 28, Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away, Friday, October 19, 2012 at the Saint Luke's Hospital. David was born February 23, 1984, in North Kansas City, the son of David Willard and Barbara Jo (Probst) Taylor.

David was very proud of his achievements in the Special Olympics from 1990-1995. He graduated in 2005 from Rainbow Center in Blue Springs, Mo. David had a great love for the outdoors where he could hunt and fish. David was also recognized for being the Excelsior Springs wrestling teams biggest fan. Even though David's life has ended, he gave life to many others by being an organ donor.

David was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Everette Dwane Taylor, and maternal grandfather, Robert Probst.

Survivors include his mother, Barbara Jo Taylor, and father, David Willard Taylor, both of Excelsior Springs; one sister, Tracy Jobson and husband, Jeremy of Gladstone; one brother, Matt Taylor of Excelsior Springs; paternal grandmother, Carol Taylor of Smithville; maternal grandmother, JoAnn Probst of Kansas City; two nephews, Noah and Asa Jobson of Gladstone; and several aunts,uncles and cousins.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, October 26, 2012, at the Polley Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, October 27, 2012 at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Crown Hill Cemetery, Excelsior Springs. Family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Rainbow Center in Blue Springs, Mo.


  1. To all the Taylors,
    There are no words that can express the sadness and only prayers that the LORD will be your Comforter in a special way that only He can. We are so sorry for your loss but we have hope that David is at Home with the LORD now and in perfect health doing all the things he loved here.
    Our family will always have special memories of David and for many years now and probably always, we can never hear the name "Knucklehead" and not smile and think of David.
    Thank you for sharing your son and brother with us at wrestling matches and allowing to consider him a friend. The LORD blessed you with a very special man in David and we will continue to have your family in our prayers for a long time to come.
    Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you all.

    Ralph, Shelly and Eric Crawford

  2. Im so sorry sweetie. I didn't know. Ive been horrible about keeping up on my blog and reading. I know how much you loved your brother and how proud you were of him. God bless