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R Keith Taylor

October 16, 1957 ~ November 5, 2020 (age 63)

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R. Keith (Sparky) Taylor, age 63, of Canton, OH passed away Thursday, November 5, 2020 following numerous health issues and a battle with coronavirus. He was born October 16, 1957 in Cleveland, OH to the late Bernard and Ann Taylor. Keith was a proud graduate of the Louisville High School class of 1975 and studied Accounting at Boeheckers Business College. He worked as a cashier at BP Oil for much of his life and has been a resident of Laurels of Canton since 2019. Keith attended Grace Bible Church in Massillon. He enjoyed bowling and watching wrestling. He was a fan of all Cleveland sports and especially of his beloved Louisville Leopards Football.

 Keith is survived by a daughter, Alani (Adam) Frederick of IN; a granddaughter, Calliope; his sister and caregiver, Barb (Ron) Vance of East Canton; two brothers, Kenneth of WA and Randal of TN along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Keith will be laid to rest, beside his father, at a private graveside service in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. Online condolences may be left for the family at

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