April 16, 1976 ~ April 5, 2020

Born in: Indianapolis, IN
Resided in: Indianapolis, IN

Roscoe Taylor III, affectionately known as “Scooter”, was born on April 16, 1976 to Roscoe Jr. and Diane (Johnson) Taylor in Indianapolis, Indiana.  He was preceded in death by his father, Roscoe Taylor Jr.; maternal grandfather, James L. Johnson Sr.; and paternal grandfather, Roscoe Taylor Sr.

Scooter accepted Christ at an earl age and was baptized by the late Andrew J. Brown at St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church.  He attended Sunday School, Bible Study and served as a Junior Usher as a teenager.  When he became an adult, Scooter changed his membership to Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church and was a member for several years.  He served on the Adult Usher Board and was in the Men’s Choir.  He then decided to make The City of Hope his Church home, where he was a member until his passing.  He served as an Usher and loved interacting with his Church family.  Scooter loved going to Church because he loved the Lord and he loved people.

Scooter received his education at Indianapolis Public School #92, John Marshall Middle School and Arlington High School where he graduated from in 1995.  While at Arlington High School, he became the manager of the varsity football team, a position he loved.  Scooter had such a positive impact on the team that during their Awards Ceremony, they presented him with a Letterman’s jacket.  He still has the jacket today.

Scooter could not wait to turn 16 so he could start working and he had numerous jobs, but his favorite was the current one, a cafeteria worker at Stonybrook Middle School.  He enjoyed going to work because he knew that he would spend time with the students, something he loved in both in and out of school.  The students invited him to football and basketball games, track meets, graduations and open houses.  He made a point of attending every single event.

Anyone that knew Scooter knew how special he was.  He had a personality that could only have come from God.  He met you with a smile and his arms outstretched ready to give you a big hug.  Once he met you, he never forgot you.  He made you feel special because he remembered things about you and made you realize that you were important to him.  He loved people and people loved him.  Most of all, he loved his family.  He remembered every birthday, anniversary and special event.  Scooter could make you laugh, and we spent a lot of time laughing.  He had a laugh that was so infectious, you could not help but to start laughing when he did, whether it was the right time or not!

Scooter left to cherish his memory: his “Mama”, Diane Taylor; sister, Antoinette Sanders (Amon); brother, Damon Taylor (Kellie); maternal grandmother, Jenetta Johnson; paternal grandmother, Feryde Taylor; three nieces: Sierra Webb, Taylor Sanders and Kennedy Taylor; three nephews: Amon-Ra Sanders, Christian Sanders and Damon Taylor II; great-nephew, Xander Gamill; great-niece, Michaela Doyle; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.






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  1. Your smile, your hug and your presence will be missed! May God be with your family and friends! Rest peacefully Roscoe 🦋

  2. Roscoe was always the best person to talk to in H.S. No matter who you are. He will always be in my prayers and heart. Rest In Heavenly Peace.

  3. Roscoe I’m going to miss seeing you at church every Sunday and you calling to check on my boys. Holding on to our talks in the car riding home from the Warren games. You were truly 1 of a kind. I will miss you friend. Love Coy, Dean & Devan Tate

  4. Roscoe Roscoe Roscoe o how I’m goin to miss you .Me coming into Stonybrook an you saying Hey Kelli how you doing today ? You goin to the games with us. You calling thru Facebook . I can go on an on you we’re such a happy and friendly person an truly will be missed. Rest Peacefully my friend❤️

  5. Rest easy Faithful servant of the Lord. I pray for family gets God’s Grace and Peace to make it through this tough time. Until you all meet again

  6. Rest well my friend.. your one of the most kind people I have ever gotten the honor to meet and become friends with..may god keep you and Mr. Taylor..

  7. Roscoe was a great man & always showed love & remembered who you are & how he remembers everything- heaven has truly gained an angel- Rest well my friend

  8. Never would you meet a more genuine person than Scooter!!
    He always had a smile on his face. Scooter would always greet you you with a “How are you doing”? We are going to miss you, and your kindness towards everyone. I wish that I had half of the memory that you had. He was Super Intelligent, and A Great Cook and Baker!!
    Rest In Peace!!

  9. My nephew was the kindest, warm and loving young Man, that you could ever Meet!! Always had a Smile on his face when he would meet you. Very, Very Genuine!! You will be Missed, Very Much!!
    Rest In Peace!!
    Love You, Uncle Don.

  10. Scooter always greeted with love and joy! I will always think of him with a smile on my face! God bless and comfort the family.

  11. Roscoe was a very sweet and funny guy. His presence was enjoyable and I’m glad our life paths crossed. God bless this family in your time of loss.

  12. He was such a nice guy and very friendly!! Very nice to have met him!! He will be greatly missed!!

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