Charles “Kansas” Benjamin Taylor, IV

Charles B. Taylor IV, age 40, passed on February 27, 2022. He arrived into this world on August 21, 1981, born to Charles and Deborah Taylor in Lawrence, KS.

Kansas, as he was known, was always deeply involved in agricultural pursuits. At an early age, Kansas reveled in selling sweet corn, from the fruits of the family land in Wabaunsee County, at the Emporia Farmers Market. From riding Ruth, the mule to accompanying his father at cattle sales, Kansas nurtured his ties to the land.

Kansas attended Eskridge Elementary, Mission Valley High School, and upon returning to Lawrence, graduated from Free State High School. Always good with numbers, he graduated from Johnson County Community College with a railroad switch operator degree.

Kansas worked alongside his father and most times with brothers at the Lawrence farmstead for the remainder of his life. He became an invaluable asset in farm and ranch endeavors from the garden to the melon patch, haying, and cattle. Frequent excursions to work the family properties and tend cattle in remote Wabaunsee county was Kansas’ favorite pastime. He was an avid maker of tomato juice and enjoyed canning produce from his garden.

Kansas is survived by his son Zephyr, 15 of Counsel Grove; his parents Charles and Deborah Taylor of Lawrence, KS; and also by his siblings Zachariah, Zebulon, Becki, Matt, William, and close cousin Alicia. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

Kansas was larger than life, his shoes cannot be filled. May he rest in peace.

A Celebration of Life Service will take place from 3-6 pm, Sunday, May 8, 2022, at 1827 E 1150 Rd. Lawrence, Kansas 66049.

Contributions may be made at https://everloved.com/life-of/charles-taylor-iv/

Messages & Condolences

From James and Dorothy Schmitendorf...

we are very sorry for your loss.

From Mary Whitaker Davidson...

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Take great care healing.

From Susan Hall...

Chuck and Debbie,
So sorry to hear of Kansas’ passing. May the memories of him bring you joy for a long time.

From Mike Ayers...

Chuck & Debbie
We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. We hope the fond memories you have made together will sustain you through your time a grief.
Mike and Linette Ayers

From Steve and Angie McClure...

Chuck and Debi- Our warmest condolences go out to you and your family. We are truly sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in all your memories of Kansas. Our thoughts are with you.

From Chris Ridley...

Chuck and Debi my heart hurts for you and your family. I never took the opportunity to meet Kansas, but Debi’s words brought him to light for me. He would have been a delight to know. Just know I send you all prayers of peace.

From Kevin Farrell...

Chuck and Debbie, I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to you both and the family.
You are wonderful people and neighbors.

From Chuck and Kathy Kellogg...

Chuck and Debi, we send our sincere condolences to you and your family. Our prayers are with all of you. May you be comforted by your memories of your Kansas. He was a wonderful man and son. Also we send our love. ❤️

From Lynn and Darrel Ward...

Chuck and Debbie– we are so sorry to hear about Kansas. We will miss seeing him around on the farm. Our thoughts are with your family.

From Barbie Tuckel-Wolford...

I’m truly sorry to hear about Kansas. Will be praying for you all during this difficult time.
With ❤️Barbie

From Jennifer Schmitendorf...

Charles, Deb & Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Kansas will be deeply missed. Fill the hole in your hearts with sweet memories of him.
Jeremiah 31:3 “Love yesterday, today and forever.”

From Greg & Jennifer Hunsicker...

Chuck & Debbie
We are so sad to hear about your loss. Our hearts go out to you and all of the family! May Kansas rest in peace 🙏

From Carlotta (Hemphill) Edmonds...

Debbie and Chuck, l am so sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you and your entire family.

From Ron Rutkowski “Rip”...

Chuck & Debbie-so sorry to hear about “Kansas”. My thoughts and Prayers are with you. You guys are such a great neighbor our hearts go out to you.

From Brenda L Roberts...

Debbie I am so sorry to learn of your loss. May your memories sustain you.

From Mrs. Annie Meier...

Sorry to learn of the family’s loss. I know Kansas will be greatly missed by those who knew him best and cherished him in their hearts, so to you I extend my deepest condolences. May today’s sadness turn to tomorrow’s joy as we hope for a better future for all. Isaiah 26:19; Psalms 37:29

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