Robert Gerald “Nook” Taylor, 78, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016, after a long illness. His last years were spent in Cheraw Healthcare in Cheraw, SC. Born in Bennettsville, SC he was a son of the late Franklin C. and Alice Leviner Taylor. Robert graduated from Bennettsville High School, where he was an outstanding athlete. He played football, baseball and Basketball. Robert was an All-State Football player. He played in the Shrine Bowl in 1957. He attended Newberry College on a football Scholarship where he was a three year starter. He loved his fishing trips with his best friend Buddy Simmons and their “Nightly Crew.” “Nook” is remembered for his smile, his “excuses” to get out of school and his friendliness.
After college he was employed by B.C. Moore’s and Sons and Delta Mills and spent 45 years there. He loved his job and the National Guard. He served 20+ years in the National Guard before retiring.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Taylor, sons, Robert Taylor, Franklin (Sheila) Taylor, daughters Suzanne (Jerry) Godwin, Mary McCray Taylor, a brother, F. Carroll (Joy) Taylor, grandchildren, Aidan Taylor, Aaron Taylor, Zack Taylor, Cassidy Taylor, Robert Leaird, Melanie Leaird, great grandchildren, Allie Webster and Macie Webster, also, stepchildren, Brandy (William) Griggs, Ryan (Charlene) White, step grandchildren Ethan and Sophie Griggs and Charli Grayce and Justin Gaskins.
The family will receive friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Monday, June 20, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.
A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM, Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Wallace, SC.
Burial with military honors will be in the church cemetery.
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