Terrence Martin Taylor (Terry) passed away on February 16th, 2009 at his home in San Pedro, California. He was 46 years old. Terry was born in Duluth, Minnesota on Saint Valentine's Day to Paul and Maxine Taylor. He was a graduate of Duluth Central High School where he played on the varsity basketball team. Shortly after graduation, Terry left Duluth to join the U.S. Army. After serving four years in the Army, Terry settled in Southern California where he joined ExxonMobil. He worked at their Torrance Refinery for 22 years concluding in a Supervisor role. Terry's pride and joy were his two beautiful daughters Nicole and Haylie. He was a truly committed and loving father who could not be more proud of his children. Terry is preceded in death and greeted in Heaven by his father Paul Taylor Jr. and his niece Tanya Michelle Byers. Terry is sadly missed by daughters, Nicole Taylor and Haylie Taylor; Mother, Maxine Taylor; siblings, Paul Taylor III, Carolyn Byers (Christopher) Anderson, Alice Taylor, Melissa Taylor, David Taylor, Bruce Taylor and Edward Taylor; nieces and nephews, Jacquelyn (Keith) Snodgrass, Trey Taylor, Trina Taylor, Brandon (Rana) Byers, Tylor Taylor, Tyann Taylor, Andrea Potter, Darris Garner, Tamika Taylor and Chelsea Spellerberg; great nieces and nephews: Alexandria Watczak, Maya Taylor, Brooklyn Taylor, Shantik Taylor and Imani Snodgrass; brother-in-law: Jerry Byers, former wife: Stacy Taylor; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Terry will be especially remembered for his contagious laughter, unmatched sense of humor and unyielding dedication to his children. Services will be held for Terry in Torrance, California on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at White and Day Mortuary. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am and a service will be held at 1:00 pm. WHITE AND DAY MORTUARY, 901 Torrance Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA Please use this website to send the family messages, share memories, or to obtain directions to the services. Check back to view the online video tribute.

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  1. It broke my heart to about Terry. He is a kind, good hearted, fun loving guy that I will miss forever. There is no one more fun to work with than him. I really cared for Terry there will never be another one like him. My deepest sympathy for his family Joyce

  2. We offer our sincere sympathy to Terry’s family. May peace, comfort and understanding come to you at this tragic time. Don and Carolyn Scott Condo neighbors

  3. We offer our sincere sympathy to Terry’s family. May peace, comfort and understanding come to you at this tragic time. Don and Carolyn Scott Condo neighbors

  4. We will miss Terry here on earth but will reunite with him in heaven one day. We pray that God pours out his grace and mercy on his family, especially his little girls.Terry was a joy to be around and he will be missed by many!

  5. It’s been well over three years now, but it definitely still feels like yesterday. Missing you a lot tonight, Dad. I’m going to have to head to cousin Brandon’s to retrieve all of our old home videos and projects we did together which will be nice because it’s been way too long since I’ve heard your laugh. Where ever you are, I hope you’re resting in peace. I will never, ever forget you. Love, Nicole

  6. I knew Terry since grade school. We played basketball together on the same teams since grade school. After high school we both went into the Army. I lost touch with him at that point but always thought about what my friend was up to. I had the privilege of seeing him again at our 20th high school reunion. He was the same Terry with that huge smile. He bragged about his children and showed me pictures. We talked and laughed for hours about old times when we were kids. He was one of a kind. I will miss him always. My sympathy goes out to his daughters but I want you to know how much he loved you. You were the main subject when I saw him.

    Chopper Nick

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