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Date published: 2/4/2014

Grant E. Taylor

Grant Elliott Taylor, 29, of Stafford County passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at VCU Medical Center, Richmond.

Grant fought a courageous battle his entire life with cystic fibrosis. There are no doubts in our minds that he always had the upper hand. He lived every single day to the fullest and accomplished more in 29 years than most people can only hope to do in a lifetime. To be a part of his life was not only a blessing, it was a privilege. Grant always thought of others before himself and never once put a single thing before his family. He leaves us all with so many incredible memories. To be able to touch the lives of numerous people in such an extraordinary way is truly a gift from God. He knew his time was short, but he lived every single day like it was his last.

Grant really enjoyed many different things. He loved being outdoors, military history, fishing, playing guitar, tinkering with things and welding. More than likely you could find him in the garage fixing his motorcycle with his brother, Garrett or driving around with his faithful dog, Winton. Buffy Ripley and her son, Jameson, also played an irreplaceable role in the life of Grant as well. They will always be considered our family.

We didn't have one family dinner, birthday party, bonfire or hang out in the garage that Grant wasn't plopped down right smack in the middle of all his nieces and nephews, Joseph, Payton, Hayleigh, Elijah and Sydney, who held most of that man's heart, from fishing at Popes Creek, to a special dinner at the diner with Uncle "Grantski." He will live on through the faces of those little children forever calling him an amazing uncle doesn't come close.

To our son, brother, uncle, grandson and dearest friend, we live through you and everything you will always be to us. A piece of our hearts goes with you and a piece of yours stays here with us.

Survivors include his father, Jeff Taylor; siblings Garrett and his wife, Jenn, and Hanna; grandparents Charles and Barbara Taylor of Culpeper; companion Buffy Ripley; Payton, Hayleigh, Sydney, Joseph, Elijah and Jameson to whom he was an awesome uncle. He was predeceased by his mother, Johanna "Jody" Taylor.

A service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Interment will be private.

Memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814 or to Lifenet Health, 1864 Concert Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23453-1903.

Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralser vice.com.