WEST POINT – Taylor Dragoo, 15, passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014, at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He was born April 19, 1999, in West Point to Sherry Reannay Jenkins and Steven Alfred Dragoo. He was a member of First Christian Church, but also attended the youth groups of First Baptist Church, Calvary Baptist Church and First Methodist Church. He was an avid outdoorsman, who loved to hunt, fish, kayak and ride four-wheelers. He loved all sports, but especially loved football and running track. He was a “Sportscenter” enthusiast. He would have been a 10th-grader at Oak Hill Academy in West Point.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kirby Lloyd officiating and the Rev. Chris Carven assisting. Burial will follow in Memorial Garden Cemetery in West Point. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his parents, Steve and Sherry Dragoo of West Point; one brother, Steve Dragoo of West Point; maternal grandmother, Thomasine Clardy (Randy) of Okolona; maternal grandfather, Billy Jenkins of Columbus; paternal grandfather, Steve Dragoo (Peggy Willis) of Columbus; maternal great-grandmother, Martha Euline Hayes of Guin, Ala.; and maternal great-grandmother, Lottie Jean Jackson of Aberdeen.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Peggy Dragoo.
Pallbearers will be Chris Craven, David Matusiak, Daniel Merchant, Carl Middleton, Brian Middleton and Cody Allen.
Honorary pallbearers will be faculty, staff and students of Oak Hill Academy, Calvary Baptist Church Youth Group, First Baptist Church Youth Group, First Methodist Church Youth Group and First Christian Church Family.
Memorials may be made to University of Mississippi Medical Center Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, 2500 N. State St., Jackson, MS 39216 or to Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Oak Hill Academy, c/o Reverend Chris Craven, 800 N. Eshman Ave., West Point, MS 39773.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Friends may leave an online condolence at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
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