Taylor Paige Kirk, 18, of Richfield, passed away on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center in Salisbury, NC.
She was born on March 31, 1998 to Dean and Amy Snider Kirk in Winston-Salem, NC. Taylor was a lifelong Member of Luther's Lutheran Church, she was active in the youth group, read scripture and sang during church services.
A 2016 graduate of East Rowan High School, Taylor was a member of the East Rowan Honors Chorus, she was All County Chorus for two years, she participated in the Broadway Review for four years, she was a member the of East Rowan Track Team for three years where she was three time State Champion in Wheelchair Shot Put in Indoor and Outdoor Track. Taylor was the recipient of the Jamey Ledbetter Award in 2014-2015; and was on the Homecoming Court for two years while at East Rowan. Taylor loved East Rowan Athletics, she was one of the Schools biggest supporters.
Taylor worked for Matthews Greenhouses in Richfield. She volunteer for the Special Olympics; and was active in the Upward Basketball and Challenger League Baseball.
In addition to her parents, Taylor is survived by her Sister, Kayla Nicole Kirk of Richfield and fiancée Garrett Loftin; Grandfather, Marshall Snider and friend Pat Ball of Salisbury; Three Uncles, Mike Snider and wife Lisa of Rockwell, Ken Snider and wife Kim of Salisbury and Pete Kirk and wife Barbara of Salisbury; Cousins, Todd Kirk, Clay Kirk, Megan Snider, David Snider, Travis Snider, Colby Snider, Allison Snider; Special Cousins, Brayden, Ella and, Tayten Lowry, Wyatt Kirk; and her dogs, Bobo and Remi. She is also survived by her great aunts and uncles and their extended families.
Taylor never met a stranger, she is survived by countless friends that she has made over the years, her infectious spirit, will to persevere and outgoing attitude will live on forever.
Taylor was preceded in death by Grandparents, Jack and Naomi Kirk; Grandmother, Jeanette Oddie Snider; and Uncle, Dale Kirk.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Powles Staton Funeral Home, Rockwell, NC.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 4:00 pm at the Luther's Lutheran Church, Richfield, NC, with Rev. Tommy Beaver, officiating. Burial will follow in the Luther's Lutheran Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials in memory of Taylor may be made to Luther's Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund 4955 Richfield Rd Richfield NC 28137 or the East Rowan High School Honors Chorus 175 St. Lukes Church Rd Salisbury NC 28146.
Powles Staton Funeral Home of Rockwell, honored provider of Veterans Funeral Care, is assisting the family of Taylor Kirk . Online condolences may be made at www.powlesfuneralhome.com.