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Robert "Bob" Taylor

April 10, 1951February 19, 2021

Bob Taylor, age 69, of Moody passed away February 19, 2021. He is survived by his wife; Dourna C. Taylor, daughter; Lauren Grace Taylor, son; Robert Thomas Taylor II, brother; Ron Taylor and grandchildren; Claira Katherine Taylor and Alivia Cheyenne Taylor. Bob worked for Kroger for 33 years, Red Diamond Coffee & Tea for 20 years and served on the board of Directors of the Alabama Food Manufacturers and Producers Association. Funeral services will be held Monday March 1st 2021 at 2:00 PM from Kilgroe Funeral Home-Leeds with burial in Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday March 1st from 12-2 at Kilgroe Funeral Home - Leeds.

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Terry & Judy Felker

February 28, 2021

Judy and I where both so sad, to learn of Bob’s passing. Our condolences go out to Dourna, Thomas, and Lauren. We all lost an awesome husband, father, and friend!
Bob was a special person, his work ethic, dedication, sense of humor and laughter we’re both contagious and refreshing! If you knew Bob, it was impossible to work and be around him and not “Get Fired Up!!! Bob and I met at Kroger, and like everyone else he met, and worked with, became friends. Our friendship remained intact long after our Kroger days and I was always so proud, honored, and thankful to call him a friend. Words really can’t describe how badly, Bob will be missed, but he will always be remembered, for his outstanding examples, he set as a husband, father, co worker, and as a friend!
Terry & Judy Felker

Jay Winkler

February 27, 2021

Bob was one of the first people that I met when I moved to Nashville to work in the Kroger Office. Bob was very friendly and easy to talk to for advice. He was as enthusiastic and positive a person as I have ever known. His office was near my work area and I knew he was in when I heard that booming voice. We knew when Bob was in the room with that wonderful voice of his. He definitely got us fired up ! Bob and I worked in and around each other for the next 15 years. He was a trusted and hardworking friend.

My wife and I never forgot that he took the time to come visit our first baby girl (and Us) the weekend after she was born. One other good memory was when David Bennett and I asked him to come play with us on the Kroger office softball team. He arrived @ Judson Baptist Church that afternoon ready to go. He had his own bats and gear, not the norm back then in the 80’s. He had those high calf White athletic socks on and yes, he was ready to play.

We shared many other good times working over the years and I will truly miss him. Even though I haven’t seen him much since we both left Kroger, I know he was successful @ Red Diamond uplifting those around him and raising his family with Dourna .

Dourna and family, may God bless you all and put his warm and loving arms around you during these difficult days. Bob was a wonderful man and truly unforgettable.

Jay and Teri Winkler

Ashli Davis

February 27, 2021

I don’t know about everyone else, but the 2,000 max character limit to talk about Bob Taylor or anything related to him must be a typo because we know he would’ve knocked 2,000 characters out in 1 sentence with 1 breath...unlimited amount of characters aren’t even enough to describe him.

I really do not know where to start with Bob Taylor.. too many piggly wiggly food show memories and conversations about Kroger and Red Diamond, how can you pick just 1? I didn’t know Mr. Bob for long but long enough to tell you how much he loved his job and his family. But my favorite memory of them all is when Mr. Bob asked me to stop by a new store that had just opened in Phoenix City and to take pictures of it. Well the address Bob gave me put me in the middle of nowhere so after 30 minutes of googling and driving around I finally found the store and emailed him the pictures I took and the right address while telling him how his original one puts you in front of a gravel road. He mentions something about me finding the blue vase and I said “uh I don’t think they had a blue vase for sell” later on found out that he was referring to a book called ‘the go getter’ a story of someone who did not give up no matter what obstacle was thrown at them. I say this memory not to pat myself on the back but to say thank you to Mr. Bob for being the true example of what it means to never give up and to not just find the blue vase but to be as valuable as the blue vase was in the story. I hope we can further on that legacy.

Ashli Davis

February 27, 2021

I don’t know about everyone else, but the 2,000 max character limit to talk about Bob Taylor or anything related to him must be a typo because we know he would’ve knocked 2,000 characters out in 1 sentence with 1 breath...unlimited amount of characters aren’t even enough to describe him.

I really do not know where to start with Bob Taylor.. too many piggly wiggly food show memories and conversations about Kroger and Red Diamond, how can you pick just 1? I didn’t know Mr. Bob for long but long enough to tell you how much he loved his job and his family. But my favorite memory of them all is when Mr. Bob asked me to stop by a new store that had just opened in Phoenix City and to take pictures of it. Well the address Bob gave me put me in the middle of nowhere so after 30 minutes of googling and driving around I finally found the store and emailed him the pictures I took and the right address while telling him how his original one puts you in front of a gravel road. He mentions something about me finding the blue vase and I said “uh I don’t think they had a blue vase for sell” later on found out that he was referring to a book called ‘the go getter’ a story of someone who did not give up no matter what obstacle was thrown at them. I say this memory not to pat myself on the back but to say thank you to Mr. Bob for being the true example of what it means to never give up and to not just find the blue vase but to be as valuable as the blue vase was in the story. I hope we can further on that legacy.

David Bennett

February 27, 2021

May and I send our condolences to Dourna, Thomas, and Lauren. Bob was a co-worker, college roommate, we were groomsmen in each other's weddings, and most of all, he was our very dear friend.
Bob was always looking for the positives in people, and would go out of his way to recognize them for their work. He was also a good instructor. His favorite punch line was "Get Fired Up!"
I will miss seeing Bob at food shows, his phone calls, and the post cards he would send, just to say thanks for the call, and "I love you brother."
Prayers of celebration that Bob is at peace , no pain, and reunited with his mom and dad in heaven. Prayers of comfort, strength,
and healing for the family during this time. May Bob's memories and love go with you.

Neil Bogart

February 25, 2021

I knew Bob from Red Diamond, but had a bond with him as an ex-Kroger employee. We always ran into each other on the weekends at the RD office. Bob was one of the hardest working individuals I have worked with. He always did what was right. Will miss our calls to each other. Wish the family my best. God bless

Eric Fugate

February 25, 2021

Dourna, Thomas,Lauren/ Our sympathy to you all. I so loved to be around Bob, he was so uplifting to be around. I remember times when we would all be together at Macs house for a holiday or something and the joy that we all shared was second to none , I will always remember Bob lifting his collar and standing on his toes to tell us he was the leader in his house, I liked to pass out from laughter the first time he did that in front of me ,I will always cherish those times just like the times with Mac, I will miss that.
May The Lord Bless You and keep you in His loving arms. Bob knows what It is like in Heaven now. Rest In Peace My Brother".But we do not want you to be uninformed , brethren , about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus" 1Thess.4:13-14 Peace of Christ to you!

Ken Ramsey

February 25, 2021

I was very sad to hear Bob had passed on. Always enjoyed working with Bob at Kroger as well as the times our families shared in Bowling Green. Bob was always optimistic and could lift everyone’s spirit. Bob was always an inspiration to me and others because of his integrity, character, and attitude. He was simply one the most real and genuine people I have ever known and I will miss him. May God comfort you and your family in this difficult time.

Lisa Youngblood

February 25, 2021

I have fond memories of Bob from Kroger. He was in charge of the rest team at one time and I worked with him on several resets and grand openings. He was a wonderful man to work with.

Stella Ramsdell

February 25, 2021

Dourna,
I am speaking on behalf of my husband, Jim Ramsdell. I know if he could he would tell you stories of them working together, but most importantly he would tell you how he loved and respected Bob. I know Bob was a dear friend to Jim.
As Jim's wife, I can tell you my heart cries out to God to comfort you and to give you strength during this time.
1 Thessalonians 5:13-18. May you find encouragement in these verse, and know I am praying for you and your family.
Stella Ramsdell

FROM THE FAMILY