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Joseph "Brock" Taylor

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Joseph "Brock" Taylor Obituary
Taylor Joseph "Brock" Taylor, died unexpectedly in his home on May 31, 2017 in Dublin, Ohio at the age of 24. Brock has lived with type I diabetes for eight years. Brock is survived by his parents, Lisa and Clancy Malone of Plain City; Matthew and Carla Taylor of Pickerington; grandmother, Ruth Ann Taylor; grandmother, Sue Malone; grandfather, Jack Thompson (Cheryl); siblings, Mackenzie Malone of Plain City and Keaton and Kellen Taylor of Pickerington; stepbrother, Tyler Christy; uncle, Michael (Jill) Taylor; aunt, Jennifer (Mark) Laski; cousins, Corey and Rachel Taylor, Jared and Lauren Laski; uncle, Jarred (Schona) Thompson; aunt, Jessica Thompson; cousins, Josh and Christian Thompson, Bryce, Braxton, and Braylon Mount. He is preceded in death by his grandmother Pamela Renfroe of Ashland, KY, grandfather James Taylor of Baltimore, OH and grandfather Jim Malone of Gahanna, OH. Brock was born on June 11, 1992 in Columbus, OH to Lisa Thompson and Matthew Taylor. He graduated from Dublin Jerome High School in 2011 and Ohio Dominican University in 2015 and 2016 with a Masters in Business Administration. He was sharing his life with girlfriend, Brittanee Barton of Dublin, OH for nearly two years. Brock enjoyed the couples' devotional they discussed on Sundays. After earning his undergraduate degree, Brock was hired as a soccer coach. He served as a youth coach to the Columbus Crew organization and an assistant coach to Dublin Jerome High School. He also began working for Gosh Enterprises as a Business Systems Analyst in October 2016. Throughout his life, Brock was known as a kind soul, never meeting a stranger. His strong group of friends and teammates will remember him as a fun-loving competitor, full of energy. Brock's family will never forget his huge heart and abounding love. Brock was an accomplished soccer player throughout youth and college, eventually extending his love of the game to coaching and pickup games every chance possible. He had a great, witty sense of humor, big ambitions and a dedication to achieving his goals. Brock loved Ohio State Football, University of Kentucky basketball, boneless barbecue wings and Fox News. He was passionate about educating future soccer players and keeping his car clean. He loved his family more than anything. Brock looked forward to encouraging, spiritual talks and scripture sharing with his mom. The viewing is scheduled for Monday, June 5, 2017 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at RUTHERFORD FUNERAL HOME AT POWELL in Powell, OH, with a service to follow at 2 p.m. The burial will take place at Jerome Cemetery. Irving Ross, John Willbur and Greg Sweson will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Brock's life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at 100 West Old Wilson Bridge Road, Suite 118, Worthington, OH 43085. Condolences can be sent to 7725 Harriott Road, Plain City, OH 43064. The family would like to thank their large extended families and numerous friends for all their support. www.rutherfordfuneralhome.com

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on June 4, 2017
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