Rodney Ray “Hot Rod” Taylor

Rodney Ray “Hot Rod” Taylor

Feb. 1959 – March 2021

Rodney Ray “Hot Rod” Taylor sadly passed away on March 8, 2021 at the age of 62.

Rod was born in Ogden, Utah to Ronald and Arlene Taylor on February 28, 1959.  He was a beloved son, brother, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

Rod is survived by his mother Arlene J. Taylor of Atwater, CA, his daughter Melissa Taylor and son-in-law Michael Quick of Atwater, CA, his step-son Clfford Moore of Louisiana, his brothers Bart and Troy Taylor of Atwater, CA., his three grandchildren:  Ashly Porter of Bakersfield, CA, Shawn and Katie Porter of Atwater, CA, and one great-granddaughter Olivia Thompson of Bakersfield, CA, as well as nieces and nephews. 

Rod had many pursuits in life.   His most recognized by family and friends was his kind and charitable heart.  He enjoyed helping others in any way that he could.  He also loved to garden, ride his bike, and work on cars.  

He was preceded in death by his father Ronald Dean Taylor and his sister Sharma Lee Taylor.


  • Kat March 11, 2021 5:43 pm

    Rod was a kool ass guy. I’ve known him 30 plus years. Sad to see him go. Melissa and family, sorry for your sadness

  • Michael E Quick Jr March 12, 2021 2:23 am

    Rod was definitely a great man and a lthough he may have not been rich when it came to money abmnd materialistic things h edd was probably one of the richest men I’ve known when it came to love loyalty and respect of others even when it was a child and h we came around would make sure that my sisters and I were fed and taken care of with still to this day means a lot I hope you guys are all ok Melissa Shawn Ashley Kady and everyone else who’s life he has touched rest easy man

  • Bart Taylor A.k.a.Dino March 13, 2021 9:14 pm

    Hey Rodney Ray Taylor aka Dr pepper man I bother that was as a friend its hard to explain the way I fill about rod but if you knew rod you had his network be hind you and is clan (family) rod your missed,and loved your presence is sitting right here next to me .me and rod I know we went through a lot together good and bad but at the end of the day we were brothers. We love you for ever & a day Taylor made in the u.s.a

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