Steven “Mac” Taylor, 43, of Connersville, passed away Friday, January 1, 2021 at his home.
He was born November 4, 1977 in New Castle, Indiana, one of two children of Stephen Lee and Susan Diane Smith Taylor. Mac was a 1996 graduate of New Castle Chrysler High School, where he was the nation’s winningest high school wrestler. Throughout life, Mac continued to be involved with wrestling and was the head varsity wrestling coach of the Connersville Spartans.
After high school, he joined the U.S. Army. Mac was career Army, serving as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army as a Cavalry Scout, serving two tours in Afghanistan. He retired from the Army National Guard in 2016 with over 20 years of service. He was a medic and a disabled combat veteran. More recently, he had been employed at the National Guard Armory as the building service manager.
On August 19, 2017, he married Ashlee Nicole Gordon in Connersville. Mrs. Taylor survives.
He was a member of Crosspointe Biker Church and Richmond Lodge #196, F&AM.
A motorcycle enthusiast, he was the president of T.U.F.F. Motorcycle Club. He was Uncle Mac to every kid he met. Mac was also a gun enthusiast, wrote poetry, and was always up for any challenge or adventure.
Survivors, beside his wife, Ashlee Nicole Taylor, include his children, Trey Taylor of Connersville, Bobby Taylor and wife Ava of Clarksville, Tennessee, Austine Segrest and Aubrey Segrest of Connersville, and Takoda Taylor of South Whitley, Indiana; a sister, Lori Taylor (Tim Matney) of Middletown, Indiana; his bonus mom, Teresa Jackson of Greensfork, Indiana; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at the Crosspointe Biker Church. Officiating will be Pastor Anton Payne. Friends may call at the church from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday. Military honors will be conducted at the church immediately following the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the CHS Wrestling Program. Online condolences may be made anytime at