Bryan Taylor Cage
October 3, 1955  -  January 23, 2019

Bryan Taylor Cage

Family and Friends Memorial Visitation
TurcottePiper Mortuary
205 General Cavazos Blvd.
Kingsville, TX  78363
Sunday, January 27, 2019
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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Bryan Taylor Cage


Bryan Taylor Cage went to join the ones who left before on January 23, 2019, in Austin, Texas at the young age of 63.

Taylor was a twin to his sister Jody but always liked to say he was older than her. He was born in Kingsville, TX about 10 minutes before her early morning October 3, 1955. Though Jody was always his boss and everyone knew it. Taylor was kind to all with a big heart in many ways. It was his heart and diabetes complications that were his cause of death. His parents were Margaret Odell Rogers Cage and Joe Bryant Cage of Bishop, TX. Both parents died too young (mother at 55 and father at 47) leaving Taylor, Jody, and Kathleen (the actual oldest) orphans.

Taylor was a character that everyone remembered. He was a son, grandson, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, scholar, poet, genius, actor, hard worker and dear friend to many. His jobs were necessary but not what drove his life. At the time of his death, he was a longtime employee of the Texas Pardon and Parole Board in Austin. He lived in Sonoma, CA for about ten years and worked at the Jack London Developmental Center. He graduated from Texas A&I University with a triple major of English, journalism and theatre art and worked at Young’s Pizza while in college. Taylor’s wit and talents could entertain people for hours. On Saturdays, he hosted his radio program, Queer Waves, on Austin Public Radio for many years. His family will always think of Taylor when they see a tie-dyed t-shirt, a black vest or a serape jacket.

Surviving Taylor is sister Jody Cage Harper (Howard) of Charco, TX and their sons Jerad and Jason; sister Kathleen Cage Mittag (Gene) of Bishop, TX and their son Josh and grandson Reid Mittag; and cousins Sharron Vest(Pat) and J. P. Vest, Jr. (Wendy). Taylor had many friends wherever he lived and never met a stranger.

Visitation will be held on January 27, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Turcotte Piper Mortuary Kingsville, TX

There will be a graveside memorial service at the Bishop Restland Cemetery to be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, think of Taylor by remembering his big heart and wonderful soul.
Service entrusted to Trucotte Piper Mortuary


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  1. Dalia Chavez
    Kingsville, TX

    I will forever remember Taylor and what a versatle person he was.He was always so capable of being a friend to many.Entering a room and he would light it up! What a great dancer also he was !Heaven is and will never be the same with him there! As he once also worked in a circus which was also a desire of his, He says for us to be strong,loving, while we are still living on earth"The Show Must Go On ! " Condolences,peace,love, and health to his loved ones!Amen,Reverend Dalia Chavez

  2. Dolores Godinez
    San Antonio, TX

    I am heartsick. I had no idea he passed away. My love and hugs to his family. For a time in the late 70s. Taylor WAS family for me. We lived together with four or five other friends in a big house down the street from Texas A&I Univ. I will indeed think of him today and everyday of his happy smile and lovely hugs.

  3. Carol Sander
    Giddings, TX

    Sincerest condolences to his family. I will always remember him fondly, being funny and sweet. One of the nicest guys I have ever had the privilege of meeting.

  4. Betty Ramos
    Austin w, TX

    My deepest sympathy to the family he will be deeply missed by staff at the board of pardons and paroles his hearty laugh, smile and jokes.. that corner cubicle will always hold your memories Rest In Peace Taylor

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