American Veteran 02

Kent Harold Taylor

February 14, 1965 ~ September 7, 2021 (age 56)


Kent Harold Taylor, age 56, of Stover, formerly of Brookfield, went to Heaven on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach.

Funeral services will be Monday, September 13, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Wright Funeral Home in Brookfield.  The family will receive friends Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.  Committal will take place at Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville at 1:00 p.m.  Military Honors will be provided by the Missouri National Guard.

Memorials payable to Brent Taylor ( to be given to the Wounded Warrior Guide Project) may be left at, mailed to Wright Funeral Home, P.O. Box 496, Brookfield, MO 64628, or online at

Kent was born on February 14, 1965, to James R. and Evelyn Kay (Malloy) Taylor. 

He graduated from Brookfield High School in 1984. 

Kent retired out of the Army after 24 years of service which included tours to Desert Storm, Afghanistan, and several other deployments in the states.  He was stationed in Joplin for a year after tornadoes destroyed the city.  Kent loved the military, and he fought this last medical battle with determination and valor.

Kent was baptized at Park Baptist Church in Brookfield, Missouri when he was young.  He was a strong passionate man.  He loved God, his family, and friends.

Kent was a carpenter but had many other talents.  He had a love for music and a beautiful  singing voice.  Over the years he played in bands with his father and brother, Brent.  Their three-part harmony was the best.  If there was karaoke anywhere you could always find him there.  He loved traveling, old cars, hunting, fishing, boating, and the KC Chiefs.

With Kent’s booming vivacious personality he would light up any room he entered.  He would talk to a stranger and made numerous good friends every where he went.  He was loved by many and will be missed by all.

Kent is survived by his life partner, Amy Poos of Platte City, MO and her four adult children; his mother, Kay Posey and furry sister Susy of Macon, MO; two brothers, Chris (Melanie) Taylor of Carthage, MO, and twin brother, Brent Taylor (Heather Shrout) of Stover, MO; two sons, William Kyle Taylor (Ashley Mielke) of Stover, MO,  and Cody L. Begemann (Sonja) of Higginsville, MO; one daughter, Kimberly Taylor of Lawton, OK; his stepbrother, Bryan (Kim) Posey of Dover, AR; stepsister, Davyna (Chris) Sapp of Macon, MO; and several nieces, nephews, and extended family.  Kent is also survived by his furry pets, Josie and Kali.

Kent was preceded in death by his father, James R. Taylor; his stepfather, Paul E. Posey; his paternal grandparents, Harold and Ellen Boley Taylor; his maternal grandfather, Eugene Malloy, maternal grandmother, Odema Lasswell and husband, Dale Lasswell; uncle and aunt, Romaine and Shirley Malloy Schwem; and aunt, Carol Sue Taylor Divine. 

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September 13, 2021

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Wright Funeral Home
1201 West Helm
Brookfield, MO 646289

Funeral Service
September 13, 2021

11:00 AM
Wright Funeral Home
1201 West Helm
Brookfield, MO 64628

September 13, 2021

1:00 PM
Missouri Veterans Cemetery (Jacksonville)

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