Taylor Henry Eyring made the final leap on the morning of January 24, 2023 after his long struggle with substance abuse. Born August 5th, 1997 to flight crew parents, Taylor never went a day without being loved and cared for by many. \n\nHe was a big fan of animals, owning and caring for many pets, most of them potentially dangerous. He had no fear and that is evident in his many video postings handling his snakes, spiders and giant Vietnamese Centipede. When Taylor wasn't spending time looking under rocks for the next creature to live in the house amongst us, you would find him hiking off trail in our beautiful mountains. Taylor will always be remembered for his charming good looks and that knock you off your feet smile. \n\nHe mistakenly thought Rap was music, repeatedly ran cars out of gas, and thought the law was optional. He offset that by liking sushi, being a fan of the University of Utah, and using the word "Sir" when he addressed police.\n\nPreceded in death by grandmother Kathleen Heimlich and great uncle Ted Eyring, both of whom he enjoyed spending time with.\n\nHe is survived by his parents, Chris (Stacie) Eyring, Tiffany Taylor; Maternal Grandfather, Martin Heimlich; Paternal Grandparents, Harden and Loi Anne Eyring; sisters: Savannah (Adam) Burroughs, Kelsey (Adam) Crockett, Sophia Notley, and Marissa Kaufman; brothers, Blake (Morgan) Eyring and Andon Wright; Step-Grandparents, William Schumacher and Karen Ledesma Schumacher; and nieces and nephews: Traeh 16, Jadyn 15, Lily and Lyla 13, Kalea 7, Brooklyn 5, Jack 4, Raewyn 3, Ava 3, Mia 2, Mya 2, and another niece on the way, along with a bunch of aunts, uncles and cousins who went out of their way for him on many occasions.\n\nWe are deeply grateful for the many friends who have called or otherwise reached out as we grieve his departure. Taylor specifically loved and recognized many of you as friends and people he liked to see - Robert "RJ" Odor, Michael "Elvis" Faircloth, Brian Wiseman, Ron Johnson, Ginger "Q" Quinn, Greg Haerr, Kyle Waters, Jim Evans, Dave and Jess Bechtold, Dustin Skaggs, Richelle Skaggs, Don and Teresa Skaggs, Mike and Shay Curtis, Mary Charlotte, Mike McKee, the late Jose Argueta, the late Bud Christenson, and the late Jerry Conder.\n\nWe wish to thank SkyWest Airlines, SAPA, and members of the SLC FSDO Inspector and DPE Team for responding to our loss with empathy and compassion.\n\nWe wish to thank those specific members of Murray School District, Salt Lake City School District, Murray Police, Salt Lake Police, the 3rd District Court, the SLC District Attorney's office, the SLC Public Defender's office, the correctional officers at the SL County Jail, and Mark's Ark pet store who saw Taylor for who he really wanted to be, treated him like he mattered, and tried to save him. You know who you are.\n\nWe will open the doors of Jenkins-Soffe in Murray at 4760 South State Street on January 31st from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for anyone who would like to come and see him off.\n\nIn lieu of flowers or anything else, please make a donation to any non profit animal shelter.