The Richmond Register


August 29, 2013

Robert D. Taylor, 93


KIRKSVILLE — Robert D. Taylor, 93, of Kirksville, passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2013, in the Hospice Compassionate Care Center of Richmond.

He was born August 5, 1920, in Richmond, Kentucky, to the late D. and Gertrude (Ross) Taylor. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mabel Frances (Tussey) Taylor.

Mr. Taylor was a landowner and farmer, a member of Kirksville Baptist Church and was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII.

Survivors include: one daughter, Ann T. Anderson (Raymond) of Richmond; one son, Robert T. Taylor (Jeanna) of Richmond; four grandchildren, Mark Turpin (Denise), Darrin Turpin (Kim), ReJeanna Patterson (Michael) and Eric Taylor; eight great-grandchildren, Clay, Hannah and Grace Turpin, Caleb and Conner Patterson, and Colton, Caiden and Riley Taylor.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward and Woodson Taylor, and one sister, Dorothy Broaddus.

Funeral service for Mr. Taylor will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, August 31, 2013, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Chad Broaddus officiating, assisted by Bro. Butch Pennington. Burial with military honors will follow in the Richmond Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

His grandchildren, their spouses, and great-grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be John Broaddus, Earl Broaddus, Bob Broaddus, Deamie Taylor, Doug Tussey, Ernie Tussey, Clay Tussey, Charles Tussey, Robert Tussey, Steve Tussey, Dolly Lynch, Connie Vencil, Lois Watts and Lillie Hellmich.

In lieu flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to: Hospice Compassionate Care Center, 350 Isaacs Lane, Richmond, KY 40475.

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