Riley Jacob Taylor, 23, of Daytona Beach FL passed away suddenly on June 20, 2020. Riley was born February 24,1997 in Columbus OH, where he lived with his parents and brother. He attended Briggs High School, played football, basketball and was member of Air Force Jr ROTC. In 2017 he moved to Florida where he fell in love with the ocean and palm trees. He loved movies and music. At the time of his passing, he was pursuing a music career. He was passionate in everything he pursued and overcame every obstacle he met in life. He loved and was loved by many and will be missed greatly by all who knew him.
He is survived by his parents, Kenneth and Minta Taylor; brother Kenneth Taylor of Columbus OH; sisters Rheyann Kitchen of London OH; and Gracie Markel of Surfside Beach SC; Great Grandmother Helen Kitchen; Grandparents Gene and Judy Taylor of Columbus, OH; Bill and Cindy Carver of Bellefontaine OH; Great Aunt Jo Reed of Sanford, FL. He is loved and missed by many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends whom he loved dearly and considered to be family.
Riley is preceded in death by his biological mother Heather Kitchen and Maternal Grandmother Anna Pelfrey, Paternal Grandmother Martha Brown and Aunt Cindy Skaggs of London, OH.
Arrangements are being handled by Alavon Direct Cremation of South Daytona, Fl. A celebration of his life will be held in his hometown of Columbus, OH at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to final expenses at www.gofundme.com/riley-taylor-final-expenses or by contacting Alavon directly 386-322-2510.