Thomas "Bucky" R. Taylor Jr. (TSGT USAF Ret.)

February 11, 1936February 14, 2014

TAYLOR, Thomas R. Jr. (Tech Sergeant United States Air Force Ret.) “Bucky”, age 78 of Riverside, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife Eunice Taylor; parents, Thomas R. Sr. and Lena Mary Taylor; sons, Thomas M. Taylor, Brian J. Taylor; daughter, Teri A. Taylor - Dawkins; sisters, Janice West, Katherine Press and brother, Robert Taylor. He is survived by his son, Mark W. Taylor; sister, Cecelia “Pud” Taylor-Howard; brother, Randy Lee Taylor; grandchildren, Daniel Taylor, Bradley Dawkins, Tammy Taylor, April Taylor, and several nieces, nephews and friends at AA. T.R. retired, after 20 years of service with the 307th Bomb Wing Unit, as a Tech Sergeant from the United States Air Force. He served 3 consecutive tours; 12 months, 16 months and 18 months, receiving many honorary medals, including the Silver and Bronze Stars, as a Crew Chief Aircraft Maintenance Technician on a C-130 in Vietnam. He also retired from Civil Service after 18 years as a maintenance worker, who has always taken pride in his work, at WPAFB. He had a special kind of longing for Potter County, PA. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 21, 2014 at the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME – BEAVERCREEK CHAPEL, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Rd. at Grange Hall Rd. with Chaplain Hank Thomas, USAF officiating. Interment will follow in Valley View Memorial Gardens. The family will receive relatives and friends at the funeral home from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 20. Condolences may be expressed to the family at


  • Visitation Thursday, February 20, 2014
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 21, 2014

Thomas "Bucky" R. Taylor Jr. (TSGT USAF Ret.)

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Ken Cline

February 24, 2014

TR is the strongest person I have ever met. He was a man of few words....talking was not his by example....that is TR. May we all remember him and be blessed to have had him in our lives. He changed mine one day at a time and I did not drink between meetings! He taught me that!!

Bridget Graham

February 21, 2014

By now the funeral is only a couple hours away, this has hit me hard. Not only just the loss of uncle Bucky but for a couple other reasons too, My Mom and Randy are the only two left in there family, that is seriously sad because I know one day we will be doing this to them. Mark---you are the only one left in your family, we'll now your the head of just gives a funny feeling to me. Haha guess it means we are getting old. I am going to miss him, and meeting April for the first time is like seeing a little of your mom again! She carries herself and resembles her a lot.
I guess God doesn't give us more than we can handle but sometimes that is not how it seems at all. You have had a lot of good times and many memories with your dad, you need a sign that says mirror mirror on the wall I am my father after all! You can be proud of that! Love Ya Bridget

Dave and Carol Simmons

February 20, 2014

Our deepest condolences to Mark and all of T.R.'s family.
He will be missed at Big St. Marks.
I will miss his hug. He would always hug me rather than just shake hands. God Bless T.R. and God Bless you all.

Susie Falconio-Macko

February 20, 2014

To know TR is to love him! When I think of TR, I always think of two words to describe him: humility and gratitude. He "lived" those words, no matter what happened to him in life, and he had alot of losses, he still smiled and kept his faith, humility, and gratitude. You will be missed, TR, however, I know that you are reunited with Eunice, Teri, and your two sons, they greeted you home!! Thank you, for being a loving friend, and I will keep your love and memories alive until we meet again!

Laura Bogdan

February 20, 2014

Thank you T.R. for your kindness, hugs and wisdom. You are a true example of the goodness in mankind. You will be sorely missed... R.I.P

Ann O'Donnell

February 20, 2014

God bless you, TR Taylor. Thank you for being my friend.


February 20, 2014

TR was a great neighbor and good man to his family and friends I'm so sorry Mark you have lost your best buddy. I know you and your dad were meant for each other. He will will now be joined with your mom and siblings. He will never be forgotten and that smile of his I'll never forget. My sympathy to you and your family

February 20, 2014

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Tom Bennett

February 19, 2014

TR was such a Fine Man, an Inpiration to all he came in contact with, Thanks TR for teaching me no adversity can be too great if God is in your life. Many Loved Ones greeted you on the other side. Love and Prayers to the remaining Family/Friends.

Ken Huiet

February 19, 2014

TR was a mentor and a good friend who I was blessed to have had in my life. The things you taught me I will never forget and I will always cherish.
I Love you and will miss you..