Trey was born in Amarillo, Texas to Scotty and Kay Taylor on November 16, 1988. He attended Amarillo High and graduated in 2007. Trey spent time working in the oil field, but his passion and talents were in landscaping of which he loved and excelled. Trey and his cousin, Chris, landscaped together. Over the last few months, they spent dedicated time making plans to start their own landscaping business.
Trey had a special place in his heart for animals and a unique ability to bond with them. His connection and love for his pets led him to develop a skill for animal training and grooming. In addition to having a heart for animals, he cared so much for the elderly. Throughout his entire life, Trey always stopped to visit and spend quality time with the elderly people in his family and those he met along the way.
Family was the central most important thing in Trey’s life. Not only was he close in age to his sister, Tiffany, at 10 1/2 months apart, but they shared a very special relationship and closeness that is akin to what twins would share. Tiffany’s daughters, Brooke and Brenlee, loved spending time with their uncle and their greatest memory of him will be of his unending patience, the quality time he spent with them playing outdoors, and teaching them to play the keyboard and guitar.
Trey and his dad, Scotty, shared the same love for hunting and fishing. Trey’s first hunting trip was with his sling shot and dressed in camo just like his dad. They both competed to catch the largest fish or shoot the prize buck. Trey once hunted 63 days of one hunting season trying to bring home the trophy buck. Together, they made many memories while hunting at the family farm and fishing at their lake house. Trey learned many life lessons from these outings.
Trey’s mother, Kay, would like to focus on the positive memories of Trey in this time of tragedy. “It was an honor to be his mom. He has taught me so much about life, patience, and not judging others. What I have learned from him I use in my personal and professional life every day. I am a better person for being his mom. Although I will miss him tremendously, I know we will be together again.”
On Dec. 11, 2016, at 7:58 p.m., Trey rededicated his life to Christ.
Trey is preceded in death by his grandmother, Floella Quattelbaum, grandfather’s Alvin Taylor and Emmett Howry, and his uncle, Toby Taylor.
Trey is survived by his parents, Scotty and Kay Taylor of Amarillo, his sister Tiffany Taylor and her fiancé, Daniel Scott of Amarillo, nieces Brooke and Brenlee, grandparents Neil Quattlebaum, Nelda Voyles, and Gracy Taylor all of Amarillo. Aunt and uncles Cindy and Jeff Thomas of China Spring, Tx., Shauna and Bill Hayes of Childress, Amber and Chad Martin of California, Kim and Bron Johnson and Cookie and Matt McClellan of Amarillo. Trey is survived by 10 cousins, Chris, Sarah, Logan, Taylor, Austin, Jamie, Kyler, Landon, Jordan, and Callie.
Trey’s Celebration of Life Memorial will be held at Hillside Christian Church – Amarillo South Campus, 6901 Bell Street, on Friday, June 23 at 1:00 PM. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.