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Bobby Wayne Taylor

July 22, 1946March 19, 2020
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BLYTHEWOOD - Bobby Wayne Taylor, 73, lost his life due to a tragic accident. Bobby was doing what he loved most, helping other veterans on March 19, 2020 at The Red Barn Retreat.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 23, 2020 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel.

Dunbar Funeral Home cares about the health and well-being of the community that we serve. For your safety and convenience, Mr. Taylor’s funeral service will begin live streaming at 1:50 p.m. on Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DunbarFuneral/

Burial will be private in Fort Jackson Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Taylor residence following the service.

Bobby was born July 22, 1946 in Atlanta to Raymond and Thelma Wright Taylor. He was a 1964 graduate of Benvenue High School and supported the alumni association. A graduate of North Carolina State University, he worked in Quality Control and Research until his retirement. He served his country proudly in the United States Army during the Vietnam era. He attended First Baptist Church Columbia where he served as a greeter.

Bobby will be remembered as a jack-of-all-trades. He was the family historian as well as a Mr. Fix It.

Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Truett Taylor; two sons, Jason Taylor and Jonathan Taylor (Tammy); step-daughter, Rachel Johnson; 7 grandchildren, Olivia Johnson, Brendan Taylor, Stanley Belue-Taylor, Dalton Pierce, Eben Taylor, Hunter Belue, and Reid Taylor; and siblings, Marilyn Taylor Boone, Raymond Taylor, Ralph Taylor and James Taylor.

In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his first wife, Patricia Pond Taylor, and a grandson, Skyler Powell.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Big Red Barn Retreat, 8024 Winnsboro Road, Blythewood, SC 29016.

Memories may be shared at www.dunbarfunerals.com.


  • Funeral Service Monday, March 23, 2020


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Zy'aire Jackson

March 25, 2020

Zyaire & De'Angela Jackson,

We would like to send our condolences to Bobby Taylors family. He was an amazing man and friend and he will be truly missed. R.I.H Bobby Taylor

Chuck and Blaine Arnold

March 24, 2020

Our hearts and prayers go out to Bobby's family. Bobby was such an inspiration to all who met him and meant a lot to both my husband, Chuck and I ( Blaine). He was always so unconditionally loving and accepting of others and willing to share his knowledge of gardening, history and etc. He loved the Big Red Barn and sure will be a great loss to them. Chuck and I and him were so proud of his work there! Our love and prayers go out to his family and other colleagues at the Big Red Barn where he volunteered. Anyway, we will miss you Bobby terribly for your loving spirit! Heaven has gained a great soul! We will miss you Bobby!!
Thank you for all you meant to us!!!

Margie Coleman

March 23, 2020

Rebecca, I am so sorry you lost Bobby. Although I didn't know him, his Tribute portrayed him as a fine family man. My heart and prayers are with you.
Margie Coleman, former BellSouth co-worker

Susan Sanders

March 23, 2020

Though we only knew him briefly, he made us feel VERY welcome at The Big Red Barn Retreat Center. Such a caring, thoughtful soul. He will be sorely missed. Special prayers for his loved ones during these difficult days.

Debra Watkins

March 23, 2020

Bobby was one of the Picken Pearls biggest fans. He will be missed. God has a plan. Love you Bobby!

Tim Antley

March 23, 2020

Mr. Bobby was always a pleasure to talk to and made sure we had everything we needed at ICE. He love to talk about his children, grand children and the Gamecocks. He was Mr. Fix It. I pray that God comforts his family during this time. Until we meet again Mr. Bobby!

Julia Hart

March 23, 2020

Bobby was a wonderful and special cousin who was kind and gentle. He loved history and family gatherings. I remember he fried fish at the family reunion that was delicious. He had a lot of stories to tell us about family. We loved him very much! Our thoughts and prayers go out to Rebecca and all Taylor family during this difficult time. Our condolences and Deepest sympathy! He will be missed by all of us. Rest in peace! Fly high with the angels! Your cousin, Julia and David Hart

Joseph Arevalos

March 23, 2020

I had the honor of meeting Mr. Bobby, he was kind and a quiet gentleman. But he spoke loud with action when someone needed help. The garden at the Big Red Barn was was his idea, it was more than just a garden. It was a place of tranquility for most of us Veterans...My love and respect always.

Christine Rogers

March 23, 2020

Bobby will always be known to me as one of a kind. No matter how bad the day was going he always was able to make me feel better with just his smile and laugh. It will never be the same at BRBR without him. I feel lucky to have been able to know him and call him a friend and brother in arms. He was always there to help show the younger generation how to do things and teach them about vets . My heart goes out to his family and so many friends and loved ones. You will truly be missed Bobby. We all loved you. Fly high and mighty with the Great One now.

Andie Miller

March 22, 2020

Bobby you were such a great gentle man, gardener and dear friend. I was truely blessed to have know you. Your grandfatherly advice and hugs will be missed. Rest well my friend.