Taylor B Spriggs Jr

Taylor B Spriggs Jr


Taylor B Spriggs Jr, beloved father(Buddy), Papa and friend, passed away November 9, 2020 after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.

Taylor “Touch” was born June 16, 1947 in Kansas City, Missouri. The son of the late Taylor and Grace Spriggs.

Taylor spent most of his life in Kansas City before relocating to Las Vegas in 2016 to be close to his children. He had many nicknames, Touchdown, T.B., Uncle Touch, Junior and Buddy. He will be remembered for his one of a kind laugh, infectious smile and classic thumbs up.

Touch was an amazing athlete, with ambitions of pursuing a professional football career. His dreams were cut short due to the passing of his mother. He then was drafted into the army and served in Vietnam. He loved to fish, hunt, golf and watch/attend sporting events. Most of all he loved spending time with his kids and his grandkids.

Surviving are one brother:

Timothy Spriggs of Kansas City,

Three Children:

Michael (Sherifa) Spriggs  of Phoenix, Arizona.

Taylor (Kaitlin) Spriggs III of Henderson, Nevada.

Ashley Spriggs (Rudy) of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Two grandsons:

Kairo and Kingston Spriggs both of Henderson, Nevada.

As well as many family members and lifelong friends

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers Michael and Ray Spriggs.

Due to restrictions a private service was held for immediate family at the Southern Nevada Memorial Cemetery: where he was laid to rest.

Memorials may be made or In lieu of flowers please donate to

Cure 4 the Kids Foundation



9 Comments. Leave new

  • Lydell Gilliam
    December 9, 2020 9:19 pm

    I am grateful to have met such a great and kind man. He always had wise words for me and my son. Loved talking life, baseball and golf with him. He will be sorely missed, but never forgotten. I take comfort in knowing his sons. They carry his legacy and spirit in a way I know he will be proud of. Rest in peace Taylor B Spriggs Jr.

  • Dominyck Bullard
    December 9, 2020 9:19 pm

    Taylor, or Pops, to me was the man. The epitome of what every man should be. He made every kid he met his own. He will be greatly missed but always remembered. Love you Pops and thank you for all your love

  • Michael X Jackson Ali
    December 10, 2020 12:14 am

    Thank you for being a man of your word. That will take you many places money won’t. I wish I could have met him face to face. May Allah greet him at heavens gate forgive him for his sins, and Grant him his great reward for it is from Allah we came and to him we must return. Ameen. My condolences to our family with much love and respect.

  • Thinking the best for Springs family. Always remember the memories of our life is in our hearts.
    Proverb 4:23
    Thank You

  • Poppa Spriggs , My Man. He was an unbelievable man. I got to first meet him when I met his son Taylor. Taylor coached baseball with me at Bishop Gorman. I knew the first second I shook his hand that he would be a life long family of mine. He came to every practice, game, tournaments, functions. He loved baseball. Even when Taylor left Bishop Gorman to be with his Second newborn, Poppa Spriggs always came to practice and games. He was part of our family. We loved him. Him and I would have great talks about his life growing up, and all the things he had to go through. Made me understand a lot clearer on life. He experienced a lot of things sometimes we don’t see, but hear about. I feel that made him the strong man he was. He was proud. He loved his family with all his life. I will miss him deeply. I know one thing, he is definitely up in heaven meeting my father for the first time, and I do believe they will be best friends.
    Love You Poppa “ My Man “ Spriggs

    Gino DiMaria

  • Francisco Murguia Jr
    December 11, 2020 11:43 pm


    Our heart goes out to you and the family. Lesley, Francisco, Xavi. Will never forget the moments we spent together. The stories that leave a legacy. I will always stay fortunate of the brotherhood that was inherited towards your children and my brothers. We will for always remember and love Taylor “Buddy” Spriggs II. We love you.

  • Poppa Spriggs had a significant impact on my life with his positive words of encouragement and positivity that he shared with myself and others around. I always looked forward to seeing him and I valued the words of wisdom that he shared with me. He will always be remembered and be in my heart. My prayers and condolences go out to the Spriggs family. We love you and thank you for the impact that you had on my life.

    -The Hemphill Family

  • The best roommate of all time. Papa Spriggs will go down as a true American that loved his family more than anything. All he wanted was to be with his three kids and grandkids. He pulled no punches if you weren’t pulling your weight on the field, in the dugout or in life. He had a smile that lit up Kansas City all the way to Las Vegas especially when his kids and grandkids were around. I learned a lot about life from one of the greatest whoever did it. I will always smile when thinking of you “Pops”, and I will always have a friendship and love for all of your family. The Stoner family will always love you!!!

  • Derrick Bruce Smith [ Mac Mac - Supreme ]
    May 9, 2021 8:03 pm

    Just like a Dad to me


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