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/