A sweet young angel, Dalton Wayne Taylor, went to be in the arms of his grandfather in heaven, Thursday evening, April 25, 2013.
On November 14, 2002, Dalton Wayne was born at Grady Hospital in Delaware, the son of Travis Taylor and Amy Taylor-Sanders. He was a fighter from the start, being born several months premature, yet still growing into a healthy and strong young boy.
Growing up, Dalton Wayne wanted to be just like his hero, his father, Travis Wayne. He was Travis' "second hip" and "right hand man", always wanting to go where Dad was going, saying "I'm going with you Daddy". He loved everything his father loved…hunting, farming, trapping, and sports.
A fourth grade student at Highland Elementary School, Dalton Wayne was a precious young boy who made everyonesmile at school even on their worst of days. Through all of Highland's youth organizations, he loved playing football, baseball and wrestling, and he always chose #79 as his number.
Always helping his cousins, Nathan and Terry Robinson, on their farm, Dalton Wayne wanted to be a farmer when he grew up. He also enjoyed being a part of 4H of Morrow County and America's County Farmers, and had fun showing rabbits last year at the fair. He was looking forward to buying pigs with his father soon, to be able to show them at this year's fair.
Despite his age, Dalton Wayne was a hard little worker, always wanting to make a buck if he could. He especially loved going over to his Papa Sanders' house, to help him mow his yard, which Papa would give him $5 for his help. He also loved riding dirt bikes over at his Papa's.
Wanting to be a hunter just like his father, Dalton Wayne always wore camouflage. Every Christmas, he would ask for "hunting stuff", and every Halloween he would dress up and go house to house in his hunting gear. He was even already learning to set traps, to catch coons.
A "straight up country boy", little Dalton Wayne loved listening to "down home country" music from musicians like Johnny Cash. Though, he also had some rap songs he enjoyed making up new words to with his brothers.
Loving to cook for himself and his brothers, Dalton Wayne could make a mean French toast and fried egg sandwich. He also loved being spoiled by his grandma Taylor, who would sneak diet coke and coffee to him.
A "jokester", Dalton Wayne was a "funny little guy" who was always trying to get a laugh out of everyone. He especially loved teasing and trying to get a rise outof his family and friends…and like all little boys, he was known to take it too far every now and then.
Having a huge heart, Dalton Wayne was a little "worry wart", always making sure everyone else was okay, because he cared so much for his family and friends. He also never missed anything, as he was a "nosy" little guy, who tried to find out everything that was going on in everyone's lives.
He will forever be missed by his father and mother, Travis Taylor and Jamie Fahey; his mother, Amy Taylor-Sanders; his seven brothers: Kaleb McCallen, Cole Howard, Brandon, Matthew and Andrew Davidson, and Ethan and Hunter "Boo Boo" Taylor; his grandparents: Patricia Taylor, Curtis (Amy Allen) Sanders, Rhonda (Tim) Harden, Kip & Debbie Snell, and Joe Fahey; several great-grandparents, and many dear aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Dalton Wayne was met in heaven by the loving arms of his paternal grandfather, Richard "Dick" Taylor.
Dalton's family will greet friends from 4 – 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, at the Marengo United Methodist Church, Family Life Center, 8 N. Main St., Marengo. Services celebrating his precious life and spirit will also be held there on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m., with John Yust officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Chesterville.
To honor Dalton Wayne, his family asks that everyone wear his favorite outfit, camouflage, to his services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dalton Wayne Taylor Benefit and they may be sent the U.S. Bank, 28 S. Main St., Marengo, OH 43334.
Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead is honored to have been chosen to serve Dalton Wayne's family and your private condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Morrow County Sentinel on May 1, 2013