December 7, 1951 – November 7, 2012
Tom was born the son of Thomas Sterling and Betty Jean (Coon) Taylor on December 7, 1951 in Des Moines, IA. He was formerly employed with Pirelli Armstrong Tire and Rubber Company as a tire builder. Tom was a member of Waveland Park Masonic Lodge #654 and West Des Moines Christian Church. He was an avid and loyal Iowa Hawkeyes and Chicago Bears Fan. Tom will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived and lovingly remembered by his mother, Betty Taylor of Des Moines; five children, Kayl (Todd) Armstrong of New Virginia, IA, Thomas S. Taylor, III of Grimes, James Taylor of Menifee, CA, and Samuel (Deana) Taylor and Timothy (Vivian) Taylor both of Des Moines; two sisters, Sharon M. (Tom) Smith of Graham, TX and Judy (Dave) Kapolka of Eldridge, IA; 14 grandchildren; and a host of several nieces and nephews and many friends. Tom was preceded into eternal life by his father.
The family has respectfully requested that any memorial contributions be made to either the American Heart Association or American Cancer Society.
Arrangements by Iles Funeral Homes ~ Westover Chapel.