David Brice Taylor, 20, of Elizabethtown, died Saturday, July 5, 2014, at University Hospital in Louisville.
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He was a native of Hardin County, a born-again Christian and worked in the family business, Dix-E-Town Lanes.
He was a member of New Horizon Baptist Fellowship and attended Valley Creek Baptist Church. He was a 2012 graduate of Elizabethtown High School where he was the class treasurer from 2009 to 2012, 2011 National Council of Youth Leadership, 2010 National Youth Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C., a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Friends of Rachel.
He was a member of the EHS baseball program from junior high until graduation and was the team captain in 2012, his senior year.
He received a full scholarship to Berea where he continued to play baseball in the 2012 and 2013 season and returned to attend ECTC in 2013 and 2014 pursuing a degree in business.
Brice's priorities in life were God, family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Brianna Jewell-Rachae Taylor; his grandmothers, Ruby Jewell Taylor and Rachel Willoughby; his grandfather, B.L. Taylor; and two uncles, John Dennis Taylor and Roger Brent Willoughby.
He is survived by his parents, David and Tonya Willoughby Taylor of Elizabethtown; his grandparents, Mac and Louise Willoughby; his uncles, Dean and Karen Taylor, Curtis and Nancy Willoughby and Virgil and Cindy Willoughby; an aunt, Bonnie Lee Taylor; and his cousins and their families, Chet and Krissy Lovall, Deana and Ryan Wheeler, Dana Taylor, Zeb and Dana Willoughby, Zak and Mandy Willoughby, Roger and Beth Willoughby, Matt and Sarah Durham, Emily Willoughby, Mandy Willoughby, John Taylor, Kelly
Taylor, Bill and Alisa Winslow, Mike and Cassie Levley and Xiaoyun, Elli, Enya, Nini, Ximi Willoughby and special grandparents, Jerry and Judy Caswell.
The funeral at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown with the Rev. Scott Kerr and the Rev. Steve Hill officiating. Burial follows in Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens.
There will be no visitation. The chapel will open at 3 p.m. Wednesday for the service.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the EHS baseball program.
Brown Funeral Home
306 College Street
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Published in The News-Enterprise on July 8, 2014