VIOLA, Ill. — Devin R. Taylor, 17, of Viola, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 17, 2017, in Viola.

A memorial visitation to celebrate his life will be 4:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home in Bettendorf. Cremation rites will be accorded and memorials may be made to the family or to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Devin was born Jan. 21, 2000 in Davenport, the son of Hamilton Taylor and Lisa Stark. Devin was a beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend. He was deeply compassionate and caring to all.

He loved Jesus, his family and the family dogs. He enjoyed hunting, building computers and playing bass guitar. An excellent student, he attended Trinity Lutheran School, Bettendorf High School and was currently in his junior year at the University of Nebraska High School.

Those left to honor his memory include his mother and step-father, Lisa and Mike Carlin of Viola; his father and step-mother, Hamilton and Kami Taylor of Richmond, Kentucky; his sisters, Alexa Hurr, of Viola, Olivia Taylor, of Richmond, Briena Carlin, of Alabama and Beth Carlin, in Alaska; his brother, Braden Taylor, of Richmond; his grandparents, Jann Stark, of Davenport, Ron and Kathy Stark, of Dubuque, Alice and Rocky Rhoades, of Estero, Florida, and Katie Carlin, of Bettendorf; his aunts, Lori Byrd, of Ankeny, Iowa, Kathy (Mark) Nutt, of Naperville, Illinois and Thena “Angie” (Jake) Allen, of Indianapolis; his uncle, Randy Carlin, of Bettendorf; and his cousins, Paul and Nicole Byrd, of Ankeny.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Devin’s obituary at

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