Thomas Wayne Taylor (T.O.), 62, of Ridgeland, died on October 25, 2017. T.O. was a loving husband, father, Pawpaw, brother, neighbor, and friend.

He was born and raised in Canton, MS and graduated from Canton Academy. T.O. dedicated 38 years of his life to serving his community as a law enforcement officer. He spent 4 years with the Canton Police Department, then 34 years with the Ridgeland Police Department where he retired from in 2012. After retirement, T.O. served in court services for the Madison County Sheriff's Department. T.O. loved fishing, woodworking, gardening, cooking for the church, watching MS State football, and refereeing for the MS Association Of Independant Schools. T.O. was an active member of First Ridgeland Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his dad, James W. Taylor, uncle Kenneth Terrell, niece Leslea Seay, grandmother Mae Allie Terrell, and grandfather William F. Terrell. T.O. leaves behind a loving wife Carol Taylor, 2 daughters Candi (Michael) Leverett and Christi (Mike) Pientowski, stepdaughter Jackie (Jim) Fairly, stepson James (Whitney) Stepp, Mother Jean Taylor, sister Linda (Frank) Reid, brother Mike (Dee) Taylor, 6 grandchildren Zach, Jaycie, Cadence, Joseph, Kolby, Sunnie, and expected granddaughter Emmie Rose, along with nephews and nieces, and a host of wonderful friends.  

Services were held at First Ridgeland Baptist Church on Saturday Oct. 28, 2017.

Graveside services followed at Jessamine Cemetary in Ridgeland. Memorials may be made to First Ridgeland Baptist Church.