It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Russell Terrell “Terry” Taylor on Thursday, February 2, 2023. He was a beloved husband, grandson, son, brother, uncle and friend. Terry was born on March 18, 1962 and raised in Richmond, Virginia, where he was raised a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He attended college where he bowled on the Weber State and Brigham Young University Teams. He received his degree from Brigham Young University.
If you asked several people who Terry was, they would all give you a different story. He served the public in many different ways. As a child he had a paper route and delivered newspapers. As he grew older, he went into retail sales. He had a knack of making people laugh through comedy in both Utah and Washington. Terry’s greatest accomplishment and passion was mentoring youth in city and High School sports activities. His drive and commitment helped empower young men and women to reach their potential and develop confidence within themselves.
Terry is preceded in death by his grandparents Florence Raetig, William Barrett, Robert Chamberlain, Robert and Myrtle Taylor; and his parents June Barrett and Robert Taylor Jr.
He is survived by his wife, Wendy Taylor; his in-laws Robert and Janice Beal, Twana Beal, Darrell Beal (Kris). His sister, Samantha McMillian (Scott); and nieces and nephews, Brad Beal, Hillary Beal, William Houston (Sarah), Maddox McMillian; and his beloved dogs, Pepper and Piper.
There will be a Celebration of Life scheduled at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 12070 Laurel Chase Dr, Riverton, UT 84065, on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at 10:30 A.M. with a luncheon to follow the service.
In lieu of sending flowers or gifts, please honor Coach Terry by donating to Coach Terrys Charity, to help less fortunate athletes who do not have the means to participate in AAU sporting activities.
Wendy, I know that you do not know us. We are the grandparents of Braxton Easterbrook, who was coached by Terry. We were so impressed with the caring manner that Your hubby coached the boys.
We are sorry for your loss and keep you in our prayers.
I’m just heart broken for Wendy and the Taylor/Beal family. Terry always had a glimmer in his eyes that usually meant he was brewing something funny. His laughter was contagious and he had a heart of gold. He will be missed.
Wendy and family, we are so sorry to hear about Terry’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May god lift and support you at this time.
I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you know you and your sweet family have been in my prayers. I hope you can find peace and comfort at this time and the memories of him will get you through.
My grandson, Britton Jepsen, loved coach Terry and will miss him so much. Coach built his confidence and helped with basketball and many other things. He was a good and kind man.
So sorry to hear of Coach Terry's passing. We knew him because of my grandson playing basketball at Cyprus High School and the League Basketball Camps. Just wanted you to know the boys are missing him very much. RIP Coach!
I was Terry‘s roommate in college. Terry was extremely generous and kind with his friends. We spent countless hours water skiing together and hanging out at the comedy club. Those were amazing times.
I am very sad to hear about his passing. Rest In Peace my friend until we see each other again.
Coach Terry was a great coach to my son!
I was always impressed by his kindness and the manner in which he treated the boys. I’m very sorry for your loss.
We’re gonna miss you, buddy. Thanks for all you did for the Giggles comics.