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Robert "Bob" Taylor

Robert Darren Taylor, age 40 of Mt. Ayr, Iowa, died January 13, 2012. He was born May 25, 1971 at Ringgold County Hospital to Alan and Gerri (Caldwell) Taylor.
Bob enjoyed fishing in Grandpa Jack and Grandpa Lynden's ponds, and watching Lynden feed the catfish. He loved time on the farm with Mike and Connie Lynch. Bob learned to drive by mowing Randy and Karen Taylor's yard endlessly on their new lawnmower. His favorite past times were picking on his sister Jennifer, Aunt Mary, and all of his cousins. As a young man, Bob carried on the family music tradition of his Grandpa Jack, Uncle Steve and his own dad by playing drums in several bands.
Bob graduated from Mt. Ayr Community School with the class of 1990. During his marriage to Jamie Stark they had a son, Brett Taylor. Lori Yeager and Bob spent several years together. He loved her daughter Maisie as his own. Together Bob and Lori had a daughter, Kylee. During his life Bob was a carpenter, raised cattle, and drove a truck the last few years. He lived most of his life in the Mount Ayr area with the exception of a few years spent in Colorado when he was young.
Bob enjoyed spending time with his friends and Brett deer hunting. Other past times were playing cards with the family and having competitions with Kylee on the WII and DS. Maisie valued Bob's opinion when it came to anything to do with her cars. He was very proud of Brett, Maisie, and Kylee and all of their accomplishments.
Preceding him in death were his grandparents Lynden and Lucinda Taylor and Jack Caldwell; aunt Sue Ann (Taylor) and Stan Smith, and aunt Mary Caldwell.
Survivors include his mother Gerri (Ray) Uresk, father Alan (Becky) Taylor; sisters Jennifer (Miles) Baker and Amber (Ed) Schafer; grandmother Rebecca Caldwell; aunts and uncles Kay and Hugh Terwilliger, Steve and Janice Caldwell, Randy and Karen Taylor; numerous cousins and other relatives and many good friends.
A memorial fund has been established for a trust fund for his children.

  • Memorial Service

    January 20, 2012
    2:00 PM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Interment

    Friday January 20 2012

    Rose Hill Cemetery

    Hwy 2 & 169
    Mount Ayr, IA

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Alan and family,our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.We are so sorry for your loss

Posted by Jim and Kim Hensley - Mount Ayr, IA - Friend   January 18, 2012

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Alan, Becky & Amber,
So sorry for your loss. Time will heal. You''re in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Abbie & Curt Schafer - MO   January 18, 2012

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Our deepest condolences to Robert''s family, relatives and friends.

Posted by Jim and Ronda McIntosh - Creston, IA - Co-Worker of Becky   January 18, 2012

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Becky and family,

I am terribly sorry for your loss. Please know that I am thinking of you and your family during this time. There are no words to say when you lose a loved one. Please only know people have you in their thoughts.

Posted by Jamie Lowrey - Leon, IA - coworker   January 18, 2012

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Becky and Family, I am so sorry to here of the loss of your son. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the whole family. God Bless You All!!!

Posted by Belinda Greene - Malvern, IA - Co-worker of Becky''s   January 18, 2012

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Alan , Family and Friends. The community supports you in their love, compassion, and understanding. Everyone is praying for you and your family and hope that get to the point when the good memories are all that remain. You are lucky to have a strong community that loves you , lean on them in your time of sorrow, they will help you, and keep your strength and positive attitude, you will need it in the months ahead. Lolly

Posted by Lora Beaman Summerwilll - Cedar Rapids, IA - childhood freind   January 18, 2012

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I want to let you and your family know that are in my thoughts and prayers at this time of sorrow. Losing a child even when he''s an adult is so devastating. I hope that you can find strength in family and friends.

Posted by Suzie Henderson Lidey - Las Vegas, NV - classmate of Alan   January 18, 2012

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Alan,Becky,Amber,Kylee,Jennifer,Kay,Hugh and Jerri and the whole family,
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this tragic and severe time. Prayers will b with each of you for along time.

Posted by Tami case - mtayr, IA   January 18, 2012

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Words can not say how much sorrow I have for your families. ''Bobby T'', as we called him, was always quick with a joke for his friends. He had a sweet onreyness that will always be remembered.

Posted by Terri Clymer Chafa - Mt. Ayr, IA - friend   January 18, 2012

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

So sorry for the tragedy you are going through! I remember watching in amazement Bob play the drums at my grandma''s, Revies Place, everyone would stop and watch! Its tough for all who knew him, so sorry...

Posted by Karie (Shiflett) Wasteney - diagonal, IA   January 18, 2012

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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