April 18, 1991 – Friday, June 18, 2011
Chirst Episcopal Church in Fort Thompson
Saturday, June 25th, 2011
Roger Allen Taylor Jr. was born on April 18th, 1991 in Pierre, South Dakota to Rebecca and Roger Taylor Sr.
Lil Rog journeyed to the Spirit World on Saturday, June 18th, 2011 in Fort Yates, North Dakota.
Roger Jr. attended school at The Fort Thompson Elementary School and St. Joseph’s Indian School. After graduating from St. Joseph’s, he attended school at Crow Creek High where he never finished but was planning on going back to finish.
He “lived a happy life and he enjoyed playing basketball with his friends.”
Survivors include his girlfriend: Angelia Farmer; his son: Julius Taylor; his father: Roger Taylor Sr. of Fort Thompson; two brothers: Ricky Taylor of Vermillion, South Dakota and Roy Taylor of Fort Thompson; two sisters: Gail Crowe of Sioux City, Iowa and Renita Taylor of Fort Thompson; other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by his mother: Rebecca Taylor, grandparents: Alberta & Louis Crowe and cousins.
Funeral services were held on Saturday at 2:00 P.M. at The Community Center in Fort Thompson. Officiating Reverend Liz Powers, Terry Quilt and Red Olsen.
Interment Christ Episcopal Cemetery in Fort Thompson
All night wakes were held on Thursday, June 23rd, and Friday, June 24th beginning at 7:00 P.M. at The Community Center in Fort Thompson. A service was held at 8:00 P.M.
Honorary Casket Bearers were Kurt Harrison, Ryan Scott, Melvin Lovejoy, Chriss Mann, Vince Farmer, Kristy HisLaw, Monty Hollow, Lucas Donner, Jesse Ear, Reese Stretches and all his friends and relatives.
Casket Bearers were Timothy Williams, Dustin Lawrence Sr., Larry Irving, Kyle Kirkie, Ethan Bendickson, Barret Taylor, Matt LongCrow and Tyrone Ear.
I know the family well and I send my condolences. The family just lost Roger’s mom not but two months ago. We send out our love and prayers!