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Stacy Taylor was born on the 28th of May 1964, and passed away on Friday, the 16th of August 2013, at the age of 49.
Our beloved Stacy Taylor left a legacy and blazed a trail of faith, hope and love to all who encountered him. To know him, was to love him because he left everyone in the wake of his abounding joy, strength and gladness that flowed so freely from his life. Stacy was married to Janet, his beloved bride of 28 years. The way he loved her and the honor they possessed for one another rang out like wedding bells in a church to all who had the joy to behold their marriage. He was her rock, her best friend and the father of their children.
As a loving and gentle father, Stacy left behind his beloved children, Christianne, Austin, Victoria along with Krystle, her husband Kris, and their children Katelyn and Kristopher. His children were the apple of his eye. He fathered intentionally and his happiest times were at the ranch when they were all together. Like the Good Shepherd he held each one close to his heart, leading them well in how to walk with God, always being ready to be a blessing. I've heard it said, to encourage is to breathe courage into another, and Stacy did that so well with his children, breathing courage into the sail of each one. Never ceasing to bestow his time upon them, he continually affirmed their God-given gifts and talents, taking pride in the young adults they were becoming. He was the kindest most thoughtful father.
A friend once said to me, "Hospitality is healing". Stacy and Janet along with their precious children embodied the essence of such words. Stacy and Janet had an open heart, and showed this by continually opening their home to others. He served others by nourishing our bodies as well as our souls. You were that much richer once you shared a meal with him at his table. Once, Austin asked him, "Dad, why do you always sit in the chair you sit in with your back to the window?" His response was "I want everyone else to have the best view." He always sought to bring honor to others.
Stacy had a rare ability to dream without limits. A man of great wisdom and virtue, he loved God above all else. He trusted the Lord as he walked boldly and yet humbly without fear or worry. His integrity as a man of God was well known by all, as he sought the Lord daily, never compromising even in the hardest of times. He loved Jesus, and sought God like a Father.
He desired that his reputation would always be in honor of Lord and never failed to give God glory for his success in the marketplace, knowing his help came from the Lord. He had uncompromising zeal to call men higher, to speak truth into their lives because his life was an offering.
Stacy founded and built numerous successful businesses and was a trusted advisor to the leaders of many of the world's largest corporations. He had a unique ability to develop relationships in the public and private sector that led to the resolution of complex issues and the restoration of public trust.
Stacy lived more in day than some do in a lifetime. He possessed a contagious laugh and love for the life God had given him. He was quick, witty and kind. He was a leader who walked tall with a signature cadence and a twinkle in his blue eyes. Determined, attentive and loyal, he had a way of making everyone feel as if he was their best friend, taking great joy in making others happy.
The ways in which we will miss Stacy Taylor are too numerous to count. But we rest in peaceful confidence knowing this truth from Philippians 1:20-23: "as it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell. I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better."
Stacy was preceded in death by his father Lee Taylor and grandfather Jack Marshall. Besides his wife and children, he is also survived by his mother Colleen and step-father Walter Etie, step-mother Sherry Taylor, grandmother Dorothy Marshall; sister Shannon and husband Craig Bloodworth and their children Emma, Jackson and Olivia. Mother and Father-in-Law Richard and Sandy Bell; Sister in-law Lisa and Brian Diehl and their children Chris Diehl, Laura & Travis Walkingstick and Kevin Diehl and numerous other loved ones.
A memorial service celebrating his illustrious life is to be conducted at ten o'clock this morning, Wednesday, the 21st of August, at Houston's First Baptist Church, 7401 Katy Freeway in Houston, where Rev. Gregg Matte, Lead Pastor is to officiate.
In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions in Mr. Taylor's name be directed to a water well through Every Village, 2100 West Loop South, Suite 600, Houston, TX, 77027; or to Houston's First Baptist Church's Mission 1:8 for As Our Own, 7401 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77024, a ministry for girl's caught in sex-trafficking.
"I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." Philippians 3:14




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Published in Houston Chronicle from Aug. 20 to Aug. 21, 2013.
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June 29, 2016
I worked with Stacy in the 90's and am so sadden by this. What a man of Faith and love for God! One who encouraged me to find the love of Christ! My heart to the family.
Melissa Kuebler-Kramer
August 17, 2015
It's been 2 long years and a day. I miss this man so much! I can still hear his voice so clearly. Thinking of all of you who he treasured and those who treasured him. Much love from the Bisagno Family (8/17/2015)
Edye Bisagno
September 14, 2013
Janet, I was longing for Heaven yesterday after seeing the movie: Final - The Rapture. I just imagined how it will be when we are face to face with Jesus, then to be greeted by our husbands. They both showed so much love and kindness while here, and we were blessed to be their wives. You are an inspiration to everyone now, and just know that Stacy sees that. Now the Lord has you and me on a platform of faith to show others that what we have in Him is real. I pray for you and the kids often.
Wanda Jean Hickey
August 27, 2013
In The Arms of the Father...
Jennifer, Joshua and I are SO saddened to hear this news. He will ALWAYS be remembered by us for his kind and loving heart. He is the reason Joshua is attending Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Stacy you always showed us the love of Christ while we were at HFB and we love you for that. We know that he is in the loving arms of God. He is part of the reason I am now in the ministry. What a legacy this man has left for so many of the lives he touched, we will see you again though....
Pastor Craig B Clayton, Sr.
August 25, 2013
My sympathy and prayers go up for Stacy'a family and friends.
Barbara Henson
August 25, 2013
Signs from your angels are everywhere
Ida Cote-Persson
August 24, 2013
So many wonderful memories of this special man. We so enjoyed the lunch we had with you in Aspen in 2006. Such a nice way to get to know you all better.
We know he is with the Lord and keeping watch.
We are Blessed to have known him.
Jamie Waller
August 24, 2013
"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.”
Ida Cote-Persson
August 23, 2013
Sandy and I were stunned to hear of Stacy. Sometimes it is difficult not to question our Sovereign Lord's timing. Stacy was a man of God, in his prime, faithfully serving the Lord.

What a beautiful tribute...love God, love his family and love people. Stacy--with a gentle smile, an encouraging word and an incredibly fertile mind full of wisdom and grace. Our lives are much richer for knowing you Stacy. Philemon 7

We are praying for you Janet.
Ken & Sandy Campbell
August 23, 2013
Janet...my heart is broken over this sad sad news. Knowing that he went straight to be with his Heavenly Father is the only comfort in this great tragedy. George and I send our prayers for comfort and peace for you and your family. We love you and will miss Stacy terribly.
Becky Norton Dunlop
August 22, 2013
Janet, Christianne, Austin and Victoria, So very, very sorry for your earthly loss! May God spread His comfort over you all.
Luther, Catherine and John Henderson
August 22, 2013
Janet,
Everyone has described Stacy so well...he will be sorely missed. Stacy , you, and all of your family have always been an inspiration and blessing to so many. Praying for that peace that passes understanding...love you all so very much.
Beth Brubaker
Beth Brubaker
August 22, 2013
What a bright light he was in this dark world.We are truly blessed to have known him and will miss him.Love and prayers to you all.
Roy,Peggy morales
August 22, 2013
Colleen and Walter:

My deepest condolences. I found out about your son's passing from a friend of mine who sent me his obituary. He left this world way too early. Please let the rest of his family know they are in my prayers.

Kirwin Drouet
Kirwin Drouet
August 22, 2013
Our heart and prayers are with you and rejoice knowing he is with Jesus. We enjoyed our time working together in the Difference class. He always had a smile and stopped to talk with us and others. I loved hearing him brag on his kids. We will see you again in heaven-till that day we know God will comfort your loved ones still here.
Charla & Buddy Urech
August 22, 2013
I did not have the privilege of knowing Stacy but know the Marshall family and have seen their devotion to family and friends. I know that all of you will hold each other up and trust in God for your strength and peace. May God Bless you in your sorrow. Billy and Jean Stephens
August 22, 2013
Was a good man - A good Christian Man
George Gilbert
August 21, 2013
It was a privilege to know and love you as a Christian brother.
Representative Charlie Howard
August 21, 2013
He always was glad to see you and made you feel welcome like family. He gave me strength and courage. I pray for Janet and family peace,comfort,support and strength during this trying time.
August 21, 2013
our condolence to you and yours may god bless and keep you.for colleen & walter
margie & earl fairman
August 21, 2013
Stacy was a friend since our our early teens and I am so in awe of the Godly wonderful Husband, Father and Man that he is. May his legacy live on for years to come. Rest now my faithful friend, for your work is done on this earth. You ran an incredible race and I was so deeply glad to have you in my life. I will miss you all of my days but will see you again.
John Wayne Lee
August 21, 2013
There are few human beings that are so generous with their time and compassion. Stacy held out his hand to help and always with a smile on his face. I'll remember him fondly.
I wish I had a picture that everyone could share. Stacy, Janet (without shoes off course), and their son sitting on the couch in their living room...everyone so obviously in love and comfortable with each other. Rare indeed. Mary Forte
Mary Forte
August 21, 2013
Janet,
I had the privilege of working with Stacy on a Search Committee. Stacy was a blessing in so many ways, especially through his joy, encouraging spirit and constant smile. My prayers, along with my family's, will continue for you and your family. Our gratitude to God overflows for allowing the blessings of Stacy, you and your children to cross our paths. We love each of you!
Sandra Williams and Family
Dr. Bill Crittenden and Janette
Sandra Williams
August 21, 2013
Stacy, I suspect the activity in heaven has reached another level since your arrival! I have joy when I remember seeing you walk Stacy to her Sunday School class, the protective big brother you were indeed!
Howard Reagan
August 20, 2013
Colleen and Walt,
May The Lord bless and keep you, may His face shine upon you and be gracious to you and grant you and your family His peace and strength at this sad time in your life. My heart hurts for you. With love and deepest sympathy on the loss of your son.
Mary Freedman
August 20, 2013
May you be with God and enjoy the peace of His Glory!! May God be with the family of this man and that peace and understanding be with you all.
John Sturgeon
August 20, 2013
How ironic that so many are paying tribute to this man on a site with the web address of legacy.com. If there was a man who has left a legacy, it was Stacy. He exemplified a man devoted to his family and others, while being completely committed to his Lord and Savior. It's difficult not to question the timing of his passing when my human mind tries to reason that Stacy had much to do here on earth. From our Father's perspective his work here is complete; however, his legacy lives on through the life of his life and the precious family he leaves behind. I'm so grateful to have known Stacy and will continue to pray for his wife, Janet, the kids, his extended family and vast network of friends in Christ. Stacy, you will be missed. “His Lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.” Matthew 25:21
The Langs
August 20, 2013
Janet, my heart goes out to you in these days of remembering Stacy's life. We only knew him a few years before leaving First but I can see he did not change over the years but continued Strong in the Faith. Praying for you Janet knowing God has a plan and purpose for you in the days ahead.
Loys Gentry
August 20, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Stacy is now an Angel watching over his family. I met Stacy while working at Wyeth and he was always a true friend. My thoughts and prayers remain with all of you. Stacy...I'll see you at the pearly gates.
Michele Quarles
August 20, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Taylor invited the girls' youth group into their lives and home, which meant so much to us at the time and since then. His influence on his children and on those they knew were greatly glorifying to the Lord, and his example will be passed on through generations. You will be in my prayers, Mrs. Taylor, Christianne, Victoria, and Austin.
Elizabeth Smith (Sobol)
August 20, 2013
Janet,Linda and I cannot attend the service,but we will watch on the webcast.Stacy was a friend and an example of Christ in the market place.He was respected by all who knew him and he was admired as a loving and faithful husband and a wise and loving father.We will all miss his smile ,Archie and Linda
Archie Dunham
August 20, 2013
Stacy, you are missed. We love you and your family (Janet) so much. Jim and I will never forget how invited we felt when we went to the lake for Class PicNik. Janet we love you and our prayers are with you. Be strong and take courage, for one day you will be fine, I truly truly know, that God is with us, "Emmanuel". Stacy, We thank God for you, for Jesus walks with thee and Yes, your Joy will overflow to all who the Taylors
Love Always, Jim and Jane Anderson
Jim & Jane Anderson
August 20, 2013
A beautiful tribute to a truly wonderful and Godly man. We are so sorry for your loss. We will miss him. You're in our prayers.
Steve and Becky Livingston
August 20, 2013
Beautifully written obituary but not nearly as beautiful as the life Stacy lived and shared with others. He was one of a kind who loved his family and others and truly loved the Lord with all his heart. My deepest sympathy to you, Janet, Christianne, Austin, Victoria, and all your family.
Ann Crenshaw
August 20, 2013
What a legacy of love Stacy left behind. He touched every life he came in contact with in a beautiful way. I am praying for the precious loved ones left behind that God will strengthen and comfort you in the days and weeks ahead. I am so sorry for your loss.
Jana Drake-Tornga
August 20, 2013
I was so blessed to know Stacy and benefit from his wisdom and infectious smile. I'm thankful for his life and agree that he accomplished more to glorify God in the short time he was with us than the lives of many people combined.
Joseph Parle
August 20, 2013
Stacy, I'm jealous right now because you are walking face to face with Jesus and many of your older friends from FBC, including my Jim. I rejoice in that hope and people like you help many find hope through our Lord. My heart breaks for Janet and the children now. Jesus will be a husband to her as He is with all of His widows, but know they will miss him so very much. Our church family will miss his smile and always kind words. A great man of God!
Wanda Jean Hickey
August 20, 2013
Dear Janet and kids,
I am so very sorry for this sad and unexpected loss for all of you. Stacy will be sorely missed by all who knew him. A precious and generous man. I have spoken to Larue and he has shared with me about the accident. I will call you next week to visit you and see if there is anything i can do to help. Much love,, Barbara Josephson (and Richard)
August 20, 2013
Although my conversations were few with Stacy, the times I did visit with him were memorable. He had a gift that made you feel like you were the most important person he had just met. His demeanor, smile, and his words of wisdom were truly a gift from God. My prayers go out to his entire family, friends, and everyone who had the pleasure to know him.
Lisa Parkhill
August 20, 2013
So beautifully said. He will be so very missed and lives will be lived differently because of the man he was. Praying.
kristen stedham
August 20, 2013
We never met Stacy, but knew him well through our sons, Lucas Motycka and Josh Motycka. He provided Josh with a job at a time when it was desperately needed and has been a spiritual inspiration to Lucas and his wife Andi in ways that have changed them eternally. Thank you for sharing Stacy with them. Julia and Scott Motycka
Scott Motycka
August 20, 2013
With a deep pain for his family and with deep joy for Stacy who is home with his Savior, I read the words written. I cannot think of a more accurate way to describe Stacy Taylor. What a wonderful man and warrior for Jesus Stacy Taylor was. So often people talk about leaving a legacy, but it's defined by so much that counts for nothing towards eternity. Buy Stacy... he leaves a legacy that will forever ring both on this earth and in Heaven for an eternity. My wife and I will forever be thankful for the privilege and honor of being a part of his life and calling Stacy and his family our Houston family. God is in control and He alone is good!

Stacy Taylor... well done good and faithful servant!
Lucas Motycka
August 20, 2013
Stacy is welcomed with rejoicing in Heaven and his companionship will be missed here on earth
Paul Sofka
August 20, 2013
Although I only knew Stacy in high school, I knew then that he was an amazing man. I am not surprised that he touched every life he came in contact with in an amazing way. God blessed him with this natural ability! I am so thankful to say that I knew Stacy. I am praying for Janet and your family during this difficult time.
Linda Dodds Walker
August 20, 2013
Stacy was one that never forgot a name. He was always smiling and made you feel like you were special. I will miss him tremendously. My heart breaks for you Janet, Dot, Colleen, Shannon, Christianne, Victoria and Austin and all of you his precious family. Praise God we have His promise that we will all meet again. Love to you.
Patsy Haynes
August 20, 2013
Dear Colleen and Walter,
I can't even imagine what you are going through at this moment. My heart is breaking for you. The only thing that will make this easier for you is knowing that Stacy is with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. God Bless you and your Family at this time of great sorrow.
Mary Bates
August 20, 2013
What a beautiful and accurate tribute to a remarkable man who lived with such great purpose and impact. I was blessed to call Stacy my friend. Juli and I are praying fervently that God's supernatural peace and comfort will fall heavily on Janet and the kids during the days ahead. We love you guys.
Richard Vaughan
August 20, 2013
Stacy was an incredible encouragement to me to walk by faith and not by sight...yet doing so methodically not blindly. He and Janet have been used in great ways by the Lord in the life of my family. May the Lord bless us all as we deal with the absence of Stacy in our lives.
John Young
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