TAYLOR, Robert William; of Mechanicsville, joined his Lord and Savior in Glory, Thursday, March 5, 2020. He was born in Richmond, Virginia on June 19, 1938. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Paul Merton Taylor and Pinkie Wallace Dixon Taylor; a sister, Shirley Anne Taylor Garnett (Hugh); and his beloved wife of 59 years, Nancy Gale Tignor Taylor. Bobby is survived by his sons, Barry William Taylor of Richmond, Stuart Wayne Taylor (Kim) of Charlottesville, Travis Wray Taylor (Anne), of Mechanicsville; a grandson, Justin Ryan Taylor (Kathryn); a granddaughter, Alexa Nicole Taylor; and a brother, James David “JD” Taylor (Marie) of Chesterfield. Bobby graduated from John Marshall High School in 1957, where he was in the Corps of Cadets as a member of the regimental band. He also was an active member of the John Marshall Alumni Band. He served his country and the Commonwealth in the Virginia Army National Guard, serving on active duty as staff sergeant in Headquarters Battery of the Richmond Howitzers during the Berlin Crisis. He graduated from the University of Richmond in 1968. Robert retired from Southern States Cooperative in 2000 after 42 years of service; 20 as Vice President and Controller. He was past president of the National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives, past president of the Society’s Northeast and Capital Chapters. He was also past president of the Central Virginia Chapter of the Financial Executives Institute. Robert was a member of the J.E.B. Stuart Camp, Sons of the Confederate Veterans. He was an active member of Harvest Christian Fellowship. The family will receive friends, Sunday, March 8, 2020 from 2 – 5 pm, at Monaghan Funeral Home, 7300 Creighton Parkway, Mechanicsville, VA 23111. A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 1:00 pm with a reception to follow in the funeral home lounge. A procession will depart the funeral home at 2:30 pm for a 3 pm interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Harvest Christian Fellowship, 8080 AMF Drive, Mechanicsville, VA 23111.
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