He was born May 3, 1967, in Terre Haute, to William Taylor and Jacquelene Blackwood Taylor.
He was a graduate of North High School and was employed at Indiana State University.
John also served in the United States Navy.
He is survived by his parents of Brazil, daughter Hannah Taylor, son Alex Taylor, both of Bloomington, Ind., sister Cindy Hamblen, Terre Haute, brother James Taylor and his wife Stacey, Terre Haute, paternal grandmother Lucille Schmidt, girlfriend Sarah Stemm, Sarah's children Cassie and Amy Stemm, and his former wife Marci Becker, nephews Scotty Hamblen, Joseph Hamblen, Tanner Hamblen, Brett Taylor and Thomas Taylor, and nieces Kristin Taylor, Danielle Taylor and Ainsley Sawyer.
Services will be Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at 2 p.m., in Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 N. 13th St., Terre Haute, Ind., 47804.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m., until time of service.
Dr. Larry Reck will be officiating.
Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park, with the V.F.W. Post 972 conducting military honors.
If friends so desire, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society or the charity of their choice.
Online condolences can be made at www.greinerfuneralhome.com.