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Bobby Ray Taylor, 78, went home to be with his heavenly Father on Father’s day, June 17, 2007 after a four month battle with stroke recovery.
Bob was born Aug. 7, 1928 in Orrick, the fourth child of James M. Taylor and Gladys (Gillespie) Taylor. He lived in Excelsior Springs since childhood. As a young man, he worked at the Elms Hotel as a bell hop. He was then employed by the A&P store as a cashier. The majority of his working years was spent as a milk carrier/delivery driver for Borden Milk Company then housed at the Wabash depot in the days of home delivery. In his later working years he was a custodian at Roosevelt School, retiring in 1991.
Bob loved golf, Johnny Cash, Billy Graham, fried chicken and oatmeal raisin cookies. He was a kind, compassionate soul who never knew a stranger.
He is survived by: his wife, Barbara (McCrorey) Taylor; son, Steve; daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and Chad Wattenbarger; and three grandchildren.
Bob was preceded in death by: his parents; sisters, Edna Taylor and Dorothy (Taylor) Bennett; and one brother, Danny Taylor.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests Memorial Contributions to the Bob Taylor memorial Fund c/o of the funeral home.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. on Friday, June 22 at the Assembly of God Church in Excelsior Springs.
Funeral Services will follow at 2 p.m. Friday, June 22 at the Assembly of God Church in Excelsior Springs.
Burial will be in the Crown Hill Cemetery in Excelsior Springs.
Arrangements are under the direction of Polley Funeral Home in Excelsior Springs.