Robert Andrew "Bob" TAYLOR

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Robert Taylor was a son of Chauncey Steely and Pearl E. (McCormick) Taylor. He was a 1954 graduate of Tuscarora Valley High School in Port Royal, PA.


Robert Andrew Taylor, 88, of Anderson, South Carolina, passed from this life peacefully at the home of his son, on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, in Cookeville, Tennessee.

Bob was born on March 10, 1935, Port Royal, PA. He was the son of Chauncey Steely and Pearl Esther (McCormick) Taylor.

Bob served three years in the US Army with 18 months in Korea. He received a Bachelors and Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State. He worked for Chrysler Space Division for twelve years on the Apollo program. In 1976 he joined the Cotton Quality Research Laboratory in Clemson, where he received national awards for his work in the development of instruments for grading cotton and improving manufacturing. Bob had an enormous zest for life and spent his final years playing golf with friends, working on his farm in Sandy Springs, SC, and spending time with family.

He is survived by his wife of sixty-six years, Mary Frances (Barker) Taylor, three sons, Stephen, Daniel (Lynn), Bart (Claire), and his twelve grandchildren, Grace Johnson (Andrew), Hannah Taylor, Phoebe Bickford (Matthew), Daniel Taylor (Hannah), Michael Taylor, Olivia Messon (Ellis), Kira, Logan, Hudson, Mia, Sophia, and Asher Taylor, and seven great-grandchildren. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by, 8 Brothers, James, Jack, Chauncey, Jr., Kenneth, Graham, David, Richard, and Ronald Taylor, and Sister, Helen Goshorn.

Private graveside funeral services will be held at Pine Bluff Cemetery in Dentville, MS at a later date.

To sign the online guestbook and send the family a message please visit

Arrangements entrusted to Crest Lawn Funeral Home - Cremation Center.

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Contributed by rkohler3 on 7/4/11 - Image Year: 1954
Robert Taylor as he appeared in his 1954 TVHS Yearbook Photo.
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Robert Taylor about the time that he entered the military just after graduation from Tuscarora Valley High School. (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 9/5/23 - Image Year: 1954
TVHS CLASS OF 1954: SEATED (l-r): JoAnne Landis, Harold Allen, Beverly Ritzman, Robert Taylor, Henrietta Kern (Teacher), George Stake, Gretchen Burdge, Keith McCahan, Kay Crimmel; STANDING (l-r): Ruth Ditmer, Joanne Ulsh, Charles Shellenberger, Mary Hockenberry, Glen Wharton, Dorice McClure, Ken Cisney, Joan Bardell, James Taylor, Mona Booher.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 9/5/23 - Image Year: 1953
CLASS OF 54 AS JUNIORS: SEATED (l-r) Gretchen Burdge, Mona Booher, Dorice McClure, Park Gerhart (teacher), Joan Bardell, Joanne Ulsh, JoAnne Landis, Beverly Ritzman; STANDING (l-r) Kenneth Cisney, Robert Taylor, Earl Kepner, Charles Shellenberger, George Stake, Glenn Wharton, Keith McCahan, James Taylor, Harold Allen, Ruth Ditmer

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