Jordan P. TaylorNovember 27, 1987 ~ May 4, 2017 (age 29)
Jordan Phillip Taylor, 29, passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2017 in Kuna, Idaho. He was born November 27, 1987 in Nampa, Idaho. Son of Richard D. and Keri S. Taylor, he lived in Boise for the first 11 years of life and moved to Eagle where he attended Eagle Elementary, Eagle Middle and Eagle High Schools, graduating in 2006.
On June 27, 2008 he married Sandra M. Thompson in the Boise Idaho LDS Temple. He and Sandy were blessed with two wonderful sons, Jackson, age 6 and Corey, age 3 ½, and he had special nicknames for them. He adored and loved his boys with his whole heart, and never left them without first giving and getting big hugs and kisses from both.
Jordan was a fun loving, full-of-life guy who had a passion for music, and often sang around the house. Whether goofy or serious, his singing was thoroughly enjoyed. He had a very eclectic collection of music ranging from country, to Josh Groban, to oldies, current pop, heavy metal, rock and roll, and Christian rock. He and Sandy went to many concerts over the years like Avenged Sevenfold, Slipknot, Stone Sour, Sevendust , and Stitched Up Heart, being just a few.
He loved riding ATV’s and motorcycles while camping or hunting with his and his wife’s family. He was a very patriotic man who loved his country, the Constitution, and all who served our country in every branch of the military. He loved target shooting and discussing firearms with his brother Josh, brothers-in-law, cousins, uncles, father-in-law, grandfather, and friends.
At the time of his death, he worked for Sykes as a Team Leader in the Fraud Department. He loved his job and was thriving and always looking for opportunities to learn more and move up in the company. He had worked for different call centers over the years where he made good friends among his co-workers, whom he stayed in contact with and enjoyed great friendships with even after he moved on to a different job. Jordan and Sandy had a very close bond with their best friends, David and Amanda Gallup. Jordan and Sandy grew up as back yard neighbors since age 11 and they both attended church and school with David through those years. Both of their young families did things together for Fourth of July and Halloween as well as birthdays for the kids and just hanging out together.
Jordan was a very sensitive man who loved so deeply and was distraught whenever he lost any friend or family member. He was especially hit hard by the death of his grandfather in 2009, and struggled with his emotions, depression and anxiety over the years. As friendly and outgoing as he was on the surface, he masked the hurt and worries he often felt. The biggest worry he had was in disappointing his close family members. He empathized with anyone who was struggling and felt their pains and losses as if they were his own. He would do anything to help anyone at any time, but was not as good at helping himself or allowing others to do so for him. He was blessed with a lot of family he loved and cherished, and who loved and cherished him, and he spent every minute possible with them. He was blessed to know his grandparents and several great-grandparents growing up and enjoyed great relationships with each of them.
Surviving him are his wife, Sandy; his sons, Jackson (6) and Corey (3), of Kuna; his parents, Richard and Keri Taylor, of Eagle, his siblings, Alyssa (Derek) Craven, of Layton, UT; Becca (Justin) Phillips, and niece, Lydia Phillips (2) of Eagle; Joshua (Breanna) Taylor, of Houston, TX, and Cassidy (Carter) Jennings of Salt Lake City, UT.
Also surviving him are his grandparents Ronnie and Joyce Heaton of Star, ID and Jeane Taylor of Ogden, UT; Mother and Father-in-law, David and Susan Thompson of Penfield, N.Y. and his sister and brothers-in-law, Brittany, Bryan, Kevin and Matt Thompson of Penfield, N.Y., as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins around the country. He was preceded in death by his grandfather David Taylor, and his uncle Paul Taylor.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, May 11, at the Eagle LDS Stake Center, 2090 N. Eagle Rd. at 11:00 a.m. with Bishop Carl Trautman of the Kuna 10th Ward officiating. Friends may call on Wednesday, May 10 from 6-8 p.m., at Bowman Funeral Parlor, 10254 W. Carlton Bay Dr., Garden City (off State Street between Eagle and Boise), and on Thursday, May 11 at the Eagle LDS Stake Center from 10:00-10:45 a.m. The family wishes to thank the Ada County Sheriff department for their kind help. Send condolences to the family at www.Bowmanfuneral.com. If desired, donations may be made in lieu of flowers to a GoFundMe account set up by David Gallup for Sandy and the boys: https://www.gofundme.com/5pzxjz-jordan-taylor