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.