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Robert Burdette Taylor
December 5, 1947 ~ November 9, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old
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Robert 'Bob' Burdette Taylor was born December 5th, 1947 in LosAngeles, CA to Merle Bailey & Virginia Mae Taylor and passed away November 9th 2023 in Wentzville, MO.
He is survived by his wife, Diane Taylor and their children, Anthony (Kathleen) Taylor, Laura (Paul) Holland, Sarah Taylor, Marcia Walker, and Hannah (Andrew) Ninichuck; his eight grandchildren, Bradley Jones, Mackenzie and Danny Taylor, Carter Nimchuk, Cohen and Cathryn Walker, Abel and Elijah Ninichuk; and four siblings, Kathy Jo Chavarria, Penny Handley, Karen Hicks, and Bill Sample. Preceding him in death were his son, 'Bobby' Robert Daniel Taylor and two siblings Richard Sample and Madelyn Lee Taylor, as well as his parents.
Bob enlisted in the Navy and was proud of his service to our country. Bob excelled in the Seabees (Naval Mobile Construction Battalion) during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged as a decorated veteran having earned several distinguished medals. After his military service Bob had a successful career at Citicorp serving as the Vice President of quality control for mortgage underwriting.
During his early years, Bob was industrious. He was an adept carpenter who fashioned and built a variety of beautiful things such as rocking horses, an ornate doll house, and a large model-train replica. He also built additions to his homes and renovated and improved each house he lived in. The swing set he built for his children is now enjoyed by his grandchildren.
Bob really loved country music. His daughters each recall dad teaching them how to dance by placing their tiny feet on top of his. He would dance around the room to the tunes of George Jones, Loretta Lynn, The Everly Brothers and the Louvin Brothers. He was also an avid reader and enjoyed being outdoors, going on adventures, and drinking coffee on the porch.
Bob passed away in his home surrounded by his caring family. His family is relieved that he is no longer suffering from his long arduous battle with dementia. His children will remember him for the years when he was active in their lives and loved them well. His life made an impact on many, and he will be missed.
Meal to follow burial and will be announced at a later time.
Memorial donations may be made to: Wounded Warriors or St. Charles County Human Society