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Christopher Daniel Taylor

January 5, 1985 - January 30, 2023

Christopher Daniel Taylor, 38, of Forest passed away on Monday, January 30, 2023 following an accident. Chris was a loving and devoted father, son, big brother and cousin.

Chris is survived by his mother Tanja Adkins of Forest; his father Mark Taylor of Lynchburg; his children Abel, Sophia and Kayden, and their mother Amber of Concord; his brother Matt Adkins (Amber) of Forest and nephews Trent, Mason, and Bryson; his brother Kippur Taylor (Mary-Katherine) of San Francisco; his brother Shane Taylor (Jessica) of Chatham and nieces Abigail and Adalynn; his sister Skylar Taylor of Sandy Level and nephew Maverick; his uncle Al Krantz III (Karen) and cousins David (Liesl) and Allison (Mark); his aunt Marsha Sprouse (Dennis) and cousins Kory and Kelsea (Daniel and children Landan and Jaxon); his cousins Florence Mills and Lillian Collins; his stepmother Tina Zirkle; and his best friend Ryan Taylor.

Chris was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Al and Nancy Krantz; his paternal grandparents Paul and Florence Taylor; his stepfather Lewis Adkins; his nephew Elijah Taylor; his cousin Heather Sprouse Irvine; his aunt Carol Easter and his cousin Frances Mills.

A service will be held in Chris’ honor on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 3:00 pm (220 Breezewood Dr. Lynchburg, VA) and a visitation from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm (107 Deer Track Dr. Forest, VA).

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters (

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family.

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Matt & family - so sorry to read of your brothers passing. Prayers to you all during this difficult time. May the Lord give you peace and comfort in the days ahead.

Posted by Anonymous on February 6, 2023

Amber, Just know that we are keeping you and the kids in our prayers. Love y’all ❤️ Scottie and Rowena

Posted by Scottie & Rowena Birch on February 4, 2023

To the family of Christopher Taylor, I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your precious loved one. I am sending my deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers to your entire family during this very difficult time.

Posted by Teresa Davis on February 3, 2023

Posted by Anonymous on February 3, 2023

Tanja, Know that my family and I are praying that God comfort and keep you and your family during this time of loss. Chris showed me much respect when our family lived very near to yours.

Posted by Melva Taylor on February 3, 2023

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