William Kent Taylor

William Kent Taylor

September 08, 1963 - July 22, 2020
Colonial Heights, VA

William Kent Taylor

September 08, 1963 - July 22, 2020
Colonial Heights, VA


Kent Taylor, beloved son, brother, nephew, cousin, and friend passed away at 4:57 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Kent was a 1981 graduate of Colonial Heights High School in Colonial Heights, Virginia, and he was a 1985 graduate of Emory & Henry College. He enjoyed acting in many plays during high school and college and spent a summer during college acting in the Smokey Mountain Passion Play. Kent”™s interest in computers and electronics . . . Seriously? Who cares about this crap? An obituary isn”™t a resume. Kent loved cats, his cats, and a few others. Kent did not love Byron”™s and Bruce”™s dog Muffin. He shamelessly danced a jig when Muffin died. Kent loved the Beatles, home improvement shows on HGTV, The Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, role-playing games, science-fiction, and as one friend said, “other stuff of nerds.” Kent did NOT love people touching his stuff. Kent did NOT love people who did not use the English language “good.” (Haha!) Kent loved little kids, and they loved him. Maybe because he was able to maintain a level of happiness and curiosity that eludes most adults. He loved Disney World, Donald Duck, and Spider-Man. Most of all, Kent loved his family, the one he was born into and the one he created for himself with his friends.

Memorial Service

  • Date & Time: August 1, 2020 (11:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
  • Venue: Morrissett Funeral and Cremation Service
  • Location: 6500 Iron Bridge Rd. N. Chesterfield, VA 23234 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (804) 275-7828

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4 responses to William Kent Taylor

  1. Ken Lawrence says:

    I am truly saddened by Kent’s passing but hope you are comforted in the joys that he brought to many people lives. Kent was one of the first people who reached out to me when we got to E&H. I always admired his jovial spirit and appreciated his brotherhood. He embodied everything that OXE stood for. Without Kent, I might not have formed some of the lasting friendships that I have today. Hoping your family is comforted with fond memories.

  2. Brock Wood says:

    Goodbye, old buddy. I miss you. I have “I Feel Pretty” stuck in my head today because of you. You used to sing it at the top of your lungs given any excuse to do so. So long, my friend.

  3. I just found out that Kent was gone. The world seems somehow darker. Kent was definitely one-of-a-kind and we had so many laughs together at E&H. I don’t know if the family will see this, since it has been almost 2 years, but I felt I needed to pay tribute to such a special, unforgettable guy. Rest in peace my friend, I’ll see you on the other side.

    1. Dear Brenda,
      It’s just after 4:30 am, and I woke up thinking about Kent, as I do so many mornings. It is still hard for me to believe my brother is gone. I don’t know why I decided to go onto the funeral home’s website to re-read Kent’s obituary, but I’m glad I did. Thank you for taking the time to leave a note. It is a comfort to know Kent touched so many lives and that he is remembered with fondness. Hoping you and your family are well and happy.

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