Taylor McClain Grob

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.

28 Condolences

  1. Paula Baum on May 22, 2021 at 8:57 am

    Lexie, Gary and Andrew,
    Curt and I are so saddened to hear of your loss. We can’t imagine your pain. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Paula and Curt

  2. Chris Everett on May 22, 2021 at 9:40 am

    Lexie & family
    My thoughts are with you all during this time. I have great memories of Taylor and TJ when they were little.
    May you find comfort in the good memories you have of him.
    Chris Everett

  3. Ruben Edmonds on May 22, 2021 at 10:39 am

    Sorry for you loss. Taylor was a great guy. He will be missed.


  4. Leo & Glenda Souders on May 22, 2021 at 4:32 pm

    Gary, Lexie, Andrew and Family,

    May you take comfort in loving memories I and the friends and family that surround you. May the pain you feel now be nothing compared to the joy found within the memories of Taylor.
    We can’t express how deeply saddened we were to hear of Taylor’s passing. We send our most heartfelt condolences for your loss.
    May GOD BLESS each of you with during the coming days, weeks and months.

  5. John Renick on May 23, 2021 at 9:56 am

    We are so sorry to hear of Taylor’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    John & Helen Renick

  6. Paula Hatcher on May 23, 2021 at 12:06 pm

    Lexie – I was very sad to hear of Taylor’s passing. I hope that his memory will bring you peace. Warmly, Paula Hatcher, Jeni’s mom

  7. Janine Monaghan on May 24, 2021 at 11:14 am

    Dear Lexi and family,
    I am so saddened to hear about Taylor’s passing. I have fond memories of Taylor when he was in first grade. He had a winning smile, easy going way and was kind to everyone. I enjoyed getting to know you and him . I wish you and your family peace and comfort.
    Janine Monaghan

  8. Cecil and Teresa Kingsley on May 24, 2021 at 7:25 pm

    We are so sorry and saddened by your loss. May the peace that only God can bring comfort you in this time.

  9. Lora Schneider on May 24, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    Gary, Lexie and Andrew,
    We were so saddened to hear of Taylor’s passing. He was a happy and fun young man and we enjoyed the time shared during the Thrasher days. Please know you’re all in our hearts.
    Much love
    Lora, Jackson and Sonoma Schneider

  10. Rod Zinn on May 24, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    Gary, Lexie and Andrew.
    I am heart broken to learn of Taylor’s passing. I am truly sorry for your loss. I remember coaching Taylor with the Thrashers. He was so much fun and energy. He gave every bit of effort into that Cy Young award and earned it through hard work and perseverance. When I think back to those days, I remember his grin and/or smile with a little orneryness to it. He was a good friend to my son growing up. My prayers and condolences. He will be missed.

  11. Carla Skytta on May 25, 2021 at 7:58 am

    Grob family ❤️

    I am so shocked and sorry to hear it- I always enjoyed seeing Taylor he was polite and kind and easy to talk too- I know that he is going to be missed he and Andrew are both the center of your world.

    I love your family and I am so dearly sorry

  12. Mike Willoughby on May 25, 2021 at 8:33 am

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers to your family.

  13. Sheila on May 25, 2021 at 9:37 am

    Gary & Lexie,

    Bob and I are heartbroken to hear of the loss of your precious son. We are sometimes given a short time in this life, and he was lucky to spend his with you. Please know that your many friends are sending love to you and your family.

    Bob & Sheila Santee

  14. Trish and Randy LaRue on May 25, 2021 at 3:59 pm

    Gary, Lexie and Andrew,
    Randy and I are deeply saddened to hear of Taylor’s passing. We are so sorry and heartbroken for you all. We pray you find some comfort in the happy memories you shared together in his short time here on earth. May God bless you all during this unbearable time.

    ~Trish and Randy

  15. Debbie Sharp on May 25, 2021 at 5:19 pm

    Dear Gary, Lexi, Andrew and all family members,
    Our hearts are broken for you during this difficult time. May you find some peace in the memories you have with Taylor. Thinking of you all. We are so very sorry. Sending all our love.
    Debbie, Wayne, and Savana Sharp

  16. Cummins on May 25, 2021 at 6:32 pm

    I think of an ornery sweet fun loving 5th grader when I think of Taylor. And I remember how he loved his mama. He was always so polite yet still knew how to get away with some teasing and shenanigans. My heart aches for your family. Please know that your family is in our thoughts.
    Jim, Eve, Cole, Bryson and Payton Cummins

  17. Ray and Paige Buckingham on May 25, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    Your family is in our prayers as you go through this difficult time of grief. We fondly remember Taylor playing baseball with Reid and the boys spending time together just having fun.

    Ray, Paige, Reid, and Heather Buckingham

  18. David Anderson on May 25, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    Gary & Lexie – My deepest condolences for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you.

  19. Joyce Stowe on May 26, 2021 at 6:57 am

    Gary & Lexie My prayers to you.

  20. Lee Queen on May 26, 2021 at 8:31 am

    Gary and Lexie,
    So sorry about your loss. You are in our prayers.
    Lee and Lori Queen

  21. Garth Terlizzi on May 26, 2021 at 10:27 am

    Gary and Lexie,
    Thoughts and prayers for you and your family….May God grant you peace during this tough time.

  22. Manuel Carmona Jr on May 26, 2021 at 10:35 am

    Sonny and Joy:
    Lexi, Gary and Andrew,
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you. We so sorry for your loss. Our hearts are hurting for your Family

  23. Jonathan Groene on May 26, 2021 at 11:57 am

    Gary and Lexie,
    So sorry for this loss. I know Taylor from work as a very conscientious, engaging person.

  24. Marcia Butell on May 26, 2021 at 6:40 pm

    Gary , Lexie and family, may God cover you with him love and peace to comfort you through this difficult time. I’m so sorry for your loss. Marcia Butell

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  26. Kelly Schmidt on June 12, 2021 at 10:27 am

    I am so sorry. Taylor used to come into my store downtown. We had a friendship. My condolences to your entire family in this trying time. God bless you.

  27. Brenda Kappelman on March 3, 2022 at 10:04 am

    I am so sorry for your loss Gary, Lexie and Andrew. Taylor was so hospitable when working with me at my home. He was sure working to follow in your steps Gary. Prayers to you, Lexie and Andrew.

  28. Amber Long on March 24, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    Lexie and Gary,
    I’m so sad to hear of your loss. I can’t imagine the void Taylor leaves. My heart aches for you. I wish you peace found in memories of the love he brought to your life.

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