Memorial services for Taylor McClain Grob, 25, Lawrence, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Taylor passed away on Sunday, May, 16, 2021.
He was born on February 6, 1996 in Topeka, Kansas, the son of Gary R. and Lexie J. (Hills) Grob.
Taylor performed in a play at Lawrence Art Center in 2004 at the age of 8 years old. The Tale of Baba Yaga the Bony-Legged Witch. Ric Averill’s face gleamed when he casted Taylor.
Taylor attended Deerfield/Sunflower Elementary, Southwest Jr. High and Lawrence High School. He graduated High School in 2014.
He was on the Honor Roll at Southwest Jr. High and played varsity golf at LHS.
Taylor was an official nominee at Lawrence High School with Focus Film Festival 2013.
Taylor attended Kansas University in the fall of 2014.
Taylor worked for Freestate Pizza and 6-mile restaurant and Tavern in High School.
Taylor began working for his dad at Lakeview Excavating, Inc. in 2015.
He was an equipment operator, and he was his dad’s right-hand man helping him with bids, projects, and information technology organization. Taylor was interested in Construction Management as well as his excavating job.
Some of Taylor’s true passions were music, writing music and rapping. He loved photography, taking pictures, and playing golf. Taylor liked to write and was wonderful at writing stories. Taylor loved to cook and was passionate about food.
Taylor played baseball for the Thrashers at a younger age and was awarded the Cy Young trophy.
Taylor was a very generous, caring and a sweet young man. He never met a stranger and had a gift of talking to people. Taylor had a great sense of humor and enjoyed making people laugh. His laugh was contagious.
He brought his sparkle and joy to those close to him.
Taylor loved his family dogs Pearl and Bentley.
Taylor’s brother, Andrew said “Taylor always had the best intentions in life, we shared so many amazing memories. From him pushing me in the pond to being in his car late at night rapping. We had the most vibrant relationship. We knew how to make each other laugh to the point we would cry. We always gave each other the funniest nick names. We always had the best inside jokes. He always looked up to me like the ‘Big Brother’ and loved me regardless of the situation. I love you, Taylor. I will see you someday.”
He is survived by his mother and father, Gary and Lexie Grob, Lawrence and his brother, Andrew Maxwell Grob, Colorado; many aunts, uncles & cousins.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Donald Eugene and Molly Irene Hills; paternal grandparents, Donald A. and Virginia L. Grob; and cousin, Robyn Summers.
Memorial contributions may be made in Taylor’s name to the Taylor Grob Memorial Fund and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.