Leith Taylor, 40, of Liberty, MO, passed away on September 25, 2021 at North Kansas City Hospital holding his wife’s hand.
Leith was born on June 12, 1981 in Dodge City, KS, to William “Bill” Taylor and Janine (Davis) Taylor. Leith graduated from Liberty High School and the Excelsior Springs Area Career Center for Automotive Technology in 1999.
In 1999, Leith enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. He attended boot camp at San Diego, CA. He completed training at Camp Lejeune for Diesel Mechanics. Leith served four years stationed at Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, CA. He was a part of First Motor Transport, where he completed one tour in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Leith received the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, and a Certificate of Appreciation. After his time in the Marine Corp, Leith moved back home to Liberty, MO. He fulfilled his childhood dream of opening an Automotive Repair Shop with his father, Bill.
Leith met the love of his life, Jessica, and the two were married August 9, 2008. Their union blended two families into one. Together Leith and Jessica had seven children in total. Leith enjoyed spending time with his family and never missed the chance to have a barbeque. He enjoyed going to museums and learning about history with his children. Leith loved to go fishing on the weekend. He enjoyed gardening and trips to the farmer’s market with his wife. Leith also enjoyed building furniture and doing home renovations.
Leith was a devoted, loving husband, father, son, brother and friend who touched so many lives. He never turned down the opportunity to help someone or teach them something. He is loved by so many. He will be greatly missed and remembered always.
Leith leaves behind his wife, Jessica; his children, Brieanna, Brianna, Keaton, Tristen, Isabella, Liam and EmilyMae; his father, Bill Taylor and partner, Kay of Kansas City, MO; his mother, Janine O’Brien and husband, Chris of Laurie, MO; brother, Adam Taylor and wife, Bethanie of Mt. Vernon, MO; and sister, Sarrah Renno and husband, Curtis (Jeff) of Liberty, MO.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Glenn and Pauline Taylor, Silas Davis, and Floella Miller.
Visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, October 1, 2021 with service immediately following at Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, 217 W. Broadway, Excelsior Springs, MO. A private burial will be held at Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville, MO.
Our Sincere Condolences
We are so sorry for your loss! It’s unimaginable to lose a son or daughter! Praying for God’s comfort during this difficult time!
My Condolences to all the Family.
Bill so very sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace. Prayers and comfort to his loved ones.
Though Leith is no longer with us in body, he will always be with us in spirit and in memories. Praying that God will continue to watch over all of Leith’s family and friends and give you peace.
Sharon and Ron Cooper
So sorry! 40 years wasn’t long enough and I’m sending prayers for all that loved him the most.
Stacia ‘Barton’ Hamidi
I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine losing a child, no matter the age. Prayers and hugs for all of you.
His presence in our lives was remarkable and he will forever be in our hearts.
So sorry for the loss of your son. He sounds like a great man. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Bill, this still hasn’t really sunk in yet. I remember when Leith was born and how you beamed with pride and rightfully so. He was a great man and a father could not ask for a better son. You and the family will be in my prayers to get you through this. Hang in there and be strong, just like Leith was. RIP Leith.
To the Taylor family, we are here for you at this time..God bless your family to the fullest.. love to all of you.
Darrel and Vick Peterson
God Bless and hold your family near. I am so very sorry for your loss and the heartbreak you must feel that will always be with you. Know you and your family are loved and cared for. I will be praying for you.
Much love, Betty & Family.
Bill and Janine we feel your loss and we pray for the Father to comfort you and your family at this very sad time.