Randy Taylor is a well-known face in the Lynnville-Sully Community. He is not usually the one in the spotlight, but rather the one behind the lens photographing multiple sporting events in the area and has been generous in sharing that talent with Smoke on the Water for the past few years as well.
Randy and his wife Pat, currently live in Galesburg where they raised their family; daughters Melissa, Amee, and Samantha. Their daughters all live fairly local and have families of their own that include Randy’s ten grandchildren ranging in age from 12-24.
Randy’s fast pace schedule of running to grandchildren's sporting events and covering the local school's functions was interrupted when he suffered a heart attack, requiring a quadruple bypass open-heart surgery. Randy had a 12-day hospital stay at Methodist, with eight of those days as an ICU patient. On May 23rd, 2019 he was able to come home to recuperate. Recovery is coming along well, but has been a slow process; however, he’s been able to slowly get back behind the lens doing what he loves and is so great at.
Randy and Pat were extremely grateful to the Sully Ambulance and EMT crew for their quick response and the passionate care he received. “We feel very blessed to have such a fantastic crew able to care for us in this area and we extend our thanks to the Pella paramedics and staff of Methodist as well for their tremendous care,” the Taylors added.