SGT Matthew Wayne Taylor

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SGT Matthew Wayne Taylor Obituary


Memories & Candles

“I met Matt when he moved to Coeur d'alene Id. We became really good friends and room mates. He was a great guy. I last spoke to him in Sept 2010. He...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Sherry Bazar - Post Falls, ID

“I served with Matthew in Iraq in 2008. We were both in the same company but worked in different areas. I always enjoyed talking with Matthew and...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: SFC Scott Cortese - Harrison Twp., MI

“On behalf of the Men's Auxillary from the VFW Post 5706 in Franklin, KY Ricky and Dawn Byrd want to say how sorry we were to hear of your loss, our...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: Ricky and Dawn Byrd - Franklin, KY

“I never had the pleasure of meeting SGT Taylor. There was a link on facebook so I clicked on it. I wanted to thank him and his family for the...Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: Autum Alioto - Royal Oak, MI

“Devil Dog, I remember meeting you for the first time while we were at Ft. Hood. We hit it off right away, because we are both Marines. Talking...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Joe Gambino (Godfather) - MI

“You were my Friend and My Brother, I will miss that smile that seems to say everything will be ok. ”
6 of 23 | Posted by: PFC.Carl McGinnis II - Flint , MI

“Grace, We are so sorry. We will keep you and the girls in our prayers. May God give you the strength to see you through this diffcult time. ...Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: Caryl Langmaid - Caro, MI

“Sergeant Taylor was Specialist Taylor fresh out of the Marine Corps when I met him in 2007, and because of overstaffing issues in the state at the...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: SFC Chris Gibson - Saginaw, MI

“Matt, you were one of the best guys I knew in the military. Not only were you a strong leader, but a great friend. You didn't take things lightly,...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Shane "Jacko" Jackson - Flint, MI

“we will miss u man thanks for all the good memories rip ”
10 of 23 | Posted by: chris salters - st clair shores, MI

“Our hearts are very sad at the loss of SGT Taylor. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this horrible loss. He was an...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: SSG Rynca and Shannon Rynca - MI

“I did not know Matthew we are connected by the brotherhood of Marines. I would like to offer my most sincere condolences to the family, friends and...Read More »
12 of 23 | Posted by: Ben Bauman - flint, MI

“Getting to know Taylor was one of the better things regarding my time in the military and our recent deployment. I've met very few men that were as...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: SPC. Roger Blair - Bowling Green , KY

“RIP SGT Taylor. God Bless you and your Family. To his wife and family: We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers. Bryan tells me he was...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: Bryan and Maggie Edwards - KY

“On behalf of my family and I thank you for your service!!!! To the family of SGT Taylor I'm sorry for your loss may God bless and keep you in your...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Rose Heaton - Belleville, MI

This was taken while we were at WLC in Mississippi together just this past Jan-Feb. “He was a fine NCO! Someone that younger soldiers looked up to and strived to be like. He will truely be missed! This past deployment to Iraq wouldn't...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Courtney McCarthy - Oak Grove, KY

“You will be truly missed by the Glenn family, remember all the times you were at our home, and especially when you vacationed with our family up...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: Richard and Linda Glenn - Atlanta, MI

“My favorite memory of Matt is right after he finally came back to school after he had ran over his foot with the lawnmower. He sat behind me in one...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: Tricia Popham (Langley) - MI

“I will always remember his deep voice when he would yell out "Good to go!". He also had the most wrinkle free patrol cap of anyone in the Army. He...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: Travis Kyle Butler - KY - Friend

Pre Mobilization 2011 “One of the greatest guys i have ever had the privilege of knowing! I am proud to say he was a friend! You will be dearly missed Sgt. Taylor ”
20 of 23 | Posted by: nathan drye - bowling green, KY

“Never a dull moment, and never a bad day. ”
21 of 23 | Posted by: SGT Schmidt - Cecilia, KY

“What joy we had when you were at our house in your younger years, I am going to miss that smile you always had and how nice you were to us. Also as...Read More »
22 of 23 | Posted by: Ron and Jan Szarafinski - MI

you cant be sad around this guy “Taylor I dont think anyone calls you matt...I wish I could have seen you more than I did since you were back and now its so hard that I cant...you...Read More »
23 of 23 | Posted by: Paul Nevels - millington, MI


Matthew Wayne Taylor, age 33, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at his home in Caro. Matt was born August 25, 1978 in Flint, the son of Mark and Connie (Johnson) Taylor. He graduated from Millington High School and enlisted with the United States Marine Corps at 17, serving for four years. Following his honorable discharge from the Marines, Matt enlisted with the Michigan Army National Guard in Flint, where he was deployed to Iraq and served as a photographic reporter. Following his first tour, Matt enlisted with the Kentucky Army National Guard and was again deployed to Iraq and remained in the country as one of the final American soldiers stationed there. Matt was united in marriage with the former Grace Ceci on May 17, 2011 in Caro. He will be remembered best as a compassionate husband and father, and spent most of his time at home caring for his family. Matt enjoyed playing sports, especially baseball, bowling and shooting pool, working out and traveling with his family. He was a member of the Morgantown, Kentucky American Legion and V.F.W.

Matt is survived by his loving wife, Grace Taylor of Caro; infant daughter, Starlet Taylor of Caro; step-daughters, Ava and Gloriel Salas of Caro; his parents, Mark and Connie Taylor of Lake; father-in-law, Anthony Ceci of Caro; sister-in-law, Gloriel Moleski and her fiancé, David Hulbert, of Clio; brother-in-law, Roy Ceci of Colorado; and countless friends and military brothers.

A memorial service has been planned for 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at the Ransford Collon Funeral Home in Caro. The family will be present to receive friends on Tuesday from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to a scholarship fund being established for Matt's daughter, Starlet, c/o Grace Taylor, 205 West Sherman Street, Caro, MI 48723.