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Bradley Duane Taylor

03/04/1962 - 07/28/2021
Service Date: 08/03/2021
Service Time: 10:00 am
Service Location: Velda Rose United Methodist Church- 5540 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85205

Bradley Duane Taylor, age 59, passed away peacefully at Banner Baywood Hospital in Mesa, Arizona from complications of a stroke. He was the son of James D and Karen J Taylor, born on March 4, 1962 in Mitchell South Dakota. Brad worked for WR Grace Inc. of Olathe Kansas for over twenty years. Then he worked for Geiger Ready Mix of Leavenworth, Kansas for two years. His Kansas working days ended at Olathe school district when he left the cold winters and lawn mowing to go to Mesa, Arizona. He was employed at World Wide Flight Services with Allegiant Airlines at Phoenix- Mesa Gateway Airport. Brad enjoyed working with the entertainment industry at the American Royal, Iowa State Fair and South Dakota State Fair. He loved great BBQ and volunteered at the American Royal BBQ yearly. He was a member of Gardner Masonic Lodge No. 65 of Kansas and was a Past Master. Brad was an Abdallah Shriner of Overland Park, Kansas who participated in the Tin Lizzies. He was very active as a fundraiser for the Shrine Rodeo. Brad loved to work with motors and enjoyed racing dwarf cars. Brad truly loved being with family and traveled many miles to South Dakota, Minnesota, Illinois, and Kansas to catch up on all the news and give hugs. In 1990 he married Christie Huslig. They later divorced but remained good friends through the years. He is survived by parents, James and Karen Taylor and sons Colby (Kristen McKenzie) and Bryce (Brooke) Taylor, sister Kim (Mike) Staley, nephew Michael (Joni) Staley, great-niece AR (Autumn Rose) and a huge family who will miss him dearly. In lieu of flowers, the family requested donations be given in Brad’s name to the American Diabetes Association and the Shriners Hospital or any charity you wish. Please join friends and family at a celebration of life at Velda Rose United Methodist Church, 5540 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ, at 10:00 AM, August 3, 2021 with meal following.

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  • Brad and I worked at Grace together and continued our relationship after leaving Grace. I had the pleasure of meeting Brad’s parents, what a wonderful couple. May God bless them with strength snd wisdom through these difficult times.

  • Jim & Terri Kerby

    We were so sorry to hear the news about Brad, thinking of all of you with love

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