Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Robert Earle Taylor, Sr.

Robert Earle (Bob) Taylor, Sr., 90, of Oakboro, was led into Heaven by the hand of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, May 4, 2018. His memorial service was held at Loves Grove United Methodist Church in Stanfield on May 11, 2018.

Robert was born in 1927 in Columbia, SC to the late Nellie Mimms Taylor and Edward Dewitt Taylor. Mr. Taylor was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Army Air Corps-Pacific Area 5th Air Force. He also served in the US Air Force as a reservist in the Civil Engineering Division from 1957 through 1961. Robert was a civil service employee, having worked at the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Atlantic Division, Camp Lejeune, NC and Norfolk, VA, and Southeastern Division in Charleston, SC.  He also worked for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Architectural and Engineering Division, in Columbia, SC. He retired from HUD as a Construction Analyst.

Robert was a devoted and wonderful father, husband and grandfather. He was always generous in showing his love. He was a warm and outgoing person who made friends easily. He was known for his friendly smile and his tremendously positive outlook on life. Robert was always the optimist and imparted his enthusiasm to the people around him. He was also a man of profound and unwavering faith, who always tried to live the right way. He was an active church member for many years. Robert was greatly loved by his family and friends, and he will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife Maggie Lou Taylor, son Dr. Robert Earle Taylor, Jr., daughter Joyce Walker and husband Woody, granddaughter Marissa Walker, and brother Alvin Taylor of Columbia, SC.

Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of Love’s Grove United Methodist Church, PO Box 276, Stanfield, NC 28163.  Condolences may be made online at www.stanlyfuneralhome.com.

Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Locust is serving the Taylor family.


  • Lowell Brown Posted May 8, 2018 12:33 am

    To all the family, Iwish to express my sympathy for your sorrow and grief.
    I do not have to tell you what a good man he was. My wife and I had the
    joy of traveling to Israel in 2001, with him and his dear wife. He made such
    an impression on us, with his prayers in every temple and synogouge we
    visited. Such a gracious and kind man. We have nothing but good memories.
    Blessings of Grace and Peace !

  • Jerry Greene Posted May 8, 2018 11:09 am

    I haven’t seen Bob and Maggie for a while but as Pastor Lowell Brown said I too was on a 1998 trip to Isreal with them.. I shall never forget the humble sincere heart that Bob had for our Lord…his prayers opened up to the very center of heaven…and I will never forget the comfort I got from being around such a spirit filled servant of Christ as Bob was.. Thank you Lord for sharing Bob with those whose lives he touched… my heart is with you Maggie… Love Jerry Greene

  • Dwight & Norma Mabry Posted May 8, 2018 4:05 pm

    Maggie, Dr Taylor and family: We want to express our deepest sympathy to each of you.We also had the privilege of going to the Holy Land with Bob and Maggie and what a joy it was being with them. They are two of the finest people we have ever met. Brother Bob was a praying man and when he prayed you could feel the presence of God.. Bob touched a lot of lives. Thank you for touching ours. Our prayers are with each of you.

  • Terry M. Riggle Posted May 8, 2018 11:54 pm

    To my dear Aunt Maggie, cousin Joyce, her family and my cousin, Dr. Robert Taylor Jr., (Robbie as I’ve known him my whole life), my sincere and heartfelt condolences on the loss of one of my favorite uncle’s in the whole world Uncle Robert. Many a day gone by that I remember all of us at Christmas dinners at Grandma Hunters house that I had the honor to always hear my Uncle Robert say grace before our meal and what a prayer he would say. Your friends are right when they say, “We could always feel the presence of Christ right there with all if us”. He will be missed a great deal. Love, Your Niece, Terry.

  • Gwen and Mike Hinson Posted May 9, 2018 3:57 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

  • Shirley A. Smith Posted May 10, 2018 1:12 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I will continue to keep each of you in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Bob & Colleen Trump Posted May 14, 2018 5:48 pm

    Dearest Maggie and family you are in our thoughts and prayers. We cherish every minute, we were fortunate, to be with you, ” lovebirds”. Bob was a devout christian, southern gentleman and a prayer warrior, for every person in need, whether he knew them, or not. I cannot express, how much joy he and Maggie brought to us, with their welcoming warm smiles and hugs. Maggie, I hope we can get together soon. Our loss is heaven’s gain, until we meet again. We love you sweet lady.

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