Mr. Robert Owen “Bob” Taylor, 82, passed away on January 11, 2017 at Pruitt Health in Elkin. Bob was born on September 5, 1934 in Philadelphia, PA to Norman and Margaret Sharp Taylor. Bob obtained a Master’s degree from Clemson University. He was retired from Wayne Farms. Bob was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Mount Airy where he taught Sunday School and served as a Deacon and an Elder. He was a member of the Dobson Lions Club. For a number of years he coached Little League Baseball and Basketball. He was preceded in death by his parents. Surviving are his wife, Lydia Dietrich Taylor, of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Dale McNeely of Statesville; son, Joel Taylor and friend Amanda Graham, both of Nashville, TN; two grandchildren, Sarah Margaret “Maggie” McNeely and Mason Crawford McNeely; a brother, Richard A. Taylor and wife, Ellen of Greencastle, IN; nephews, John and Joy Taylor of Greencastle, IN; Bill and Margie Taylor, David and Merdedes Taylor of Carmel, IN; and a first cousin, Donald Sharp of Evergreen, CO. A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 326 N. Main St. in Mount Airy at 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 14, 2017. Memorial service will be conducted by Reverend Griff Gatewood. The family will receive friends at Moody-Davis Funeral Home in Dobson, from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM Friday evening. The family wishes to thank the 4th floor Staff at Northern Surry Hospital, Hugh Chatham Hospital and Pruitt Health for the excellent and compassionate care he received. Memorials can be made to the Joan & Howard Woltz Hospice House 945 Zephyr Rd. Dobson, NC, 27017.
Moody-Davis Funeral Home
Friday January 13th, 2017
7:00pm - 9:00pm
215 W. Kapp St.
Dobson, NC 27017
Saturday January 14th, 2017
326 S Main St.
Mt Airy, NC 27030
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Vickie Childress (First Citizens Bank) lit a candle on Jan 19 2017 11:27:36 AM
We will miss Bob so much. You and your family mean so much to us. We have had lots of fun times together. We will cherish all the memories. Praying for you.
Submitted by Marc and Amy Hanson on Jan 15 2017 07:41:03 PM
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Lydia, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Gayle Norman lit a candle on Jan 13 2017 11:00:00 PM
In memory of my dear cousin; loving son of a dear mother; ever loving husband of a dear wife; devoted father of two dear children and doting Grandfather of as many dear grandchildren. With love and deepest sympathy.
Submitted by Bill Barker on Jan 12 2017 09:08:57 PM
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Bill Barker lit a candle on Jan 12 2017 08:56:00 PM
There will never be another one as funny and kind as Bob. He was certainly a special soul. Some of my most vivid childhood memories are of the great times our families spent together. Lydia, Jennifer, and Joel please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Submitted by Angie Shepherd Johnson on Jan 12 2017 08:11:48 PM
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Mike and Janet Gilley lit a candle on Jan 12 2017 02:27:58 PM
Lydia, Mike and I were heartbroken to hear of Bob's passing! Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Joel, & Jennifer and families! Bob was an exceptionally good man! You all have always been so kind and loving to all of us! We will keep Bob in our hearts forever! God Bless you each & everyone of you!
Submitted by Mike and Janet Gilley on Jan 12 2017 02:25:22 PM
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