In Memory of

Ralph D. Taylor

December 24, 1945 - June 3, 2020


On Wednesday, June 3, 2020, Ralph D. Taylor passed away at the age of 74. Ralph was born on December 24, 1945 in Tipton, Missouri and was the first baby born to his parents; Ralph Taylor and Florence Lucy Gerke Taylor. He graduated from Boonville High School in 1964. He achieved the following graduate degrees: a Masters in Organizational Behavior at University of Missouri-KC, Masters in Electrical Engineering at University of Missouri-Columbia and a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering at University of Missouri-Rolla. He went on to accomplish his MBA. Ralph made his home in Lee’s Summit, Missouri and worked at Bendix and DITMCO International. He then established his own small business; Tellus Business Services LLC on 4/24/1998 with his wife Cindy. Clients included Automated Motion Inc. and government contracts. Ralph was a follower of; When The Cowboy Sings and Newhillbilly, Joe Biden and Military Veterans Against Fascism. He was also a strong supporter of Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society in College Station, TX and Show-Me-Christian Youth Home in LeMonte, MO.

Ralph is survived by his loving wife Cindy, his brother Mickey (Mary) of McKinney, TX, Texas, has three children Jennifer Williams (Spencer), Nathan Taylor (Becci), and Rachel Urban (Darin). He was also blessed with 6 grandchildren; Anna, Roman, Emma, Adam, Josey, and Maggie. This also includes a wide circle of family and friends.

Ralph will be thought of when his favorite songs are heard: Peace in the Valley, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Will the Circle be Unbroken, and Alison Kraus’ A Living Prayer.


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Learning of RD’s death came as a shock. We were only a few months apart in our age. I know he was at the farm which he dearly loved. My sympathy to all the family. I regret we didn’t have more personal contact over the last several years but we did keep up on Facebook as we shared common political views. Must be a family trait!

Cindy & Family,
With heartfelt sympathies we send our condolences to you all. For over 25 years we have been neighbors and we can honestly say that Ralph was a kind, soft spoken gentleman. He was always willing to lend a hand or offer knowlegable advice. He was a person of integrity and will be missed.

My dearest Spencer, Jennifer, and Jo, my deepest condolences to you and your extended family. We love you and are thinking of you during this difficult and heartbreaking time.

Ralph was my first cousin and I will sorely miss him. We have always been close and shared a lot of phone conservations, trips, activities and us 4 cousins spent a lot of time together growing up. R.I.P.

I will miss RD as he was my first cousin and more like an older brother. I will miss talking to him and seeing him. Condolences to all in his immediate family. We will miss him, but the hope of seeing him again some day in Heaven should make us all feel better.


Tuesday, June 9, 2020
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Lee's Summit Historical Cemetery
806 SE 3rd Street
Lee's Summit, MO 64063