Bobby A. Taylor, age 91, passed from this earthly world to his heavenly home on February 3, 2022, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
Born in Mercer, TN on December 3, 1930, he was the son of the late Vester and Charmie Ford Taylor. Bobby attended and graduated from Mercer High School. He was first married to Gertrude Arendall Taylor, who preceded him in death in 1956. As a landowner and farmer, he raised cattle and hogs, and did row crop farming. He was a board member of the Madison County Farmers Co-Op, the Farm Bureau, and a committee member of TN Soil Conservation. Bobby enjoyed wood working and yard work, and it was not uncommon to see him riding his John Deer lawnmower or gator. He was a member of Mercer Baptist church, where he served as a deacon for many years.
He is survived by his wife of sixty-one years, Patsy Jones Taylor of Mercer, TN; two daughters, Bonnie Coble and husband Randy of Mercer, TN and Cindy Bailey and husband Kevin of Saltillo, MS; a brother, Billy Taylor and wife Nancy of Mercer, TN; four grandchildren, Karson Bailey, Josh Coble and wife Ashlie, Matthew Coble and wife Haley, and Sarah Brewer and husband Brian; and six great grandchildren, Cade Coble, Maley Coble, Lucy Coble, Charmie Coble, Anna Grace Brewer and Bryant Brewer.
He was preceded in death by his infant son, Robert Bradley Taylor in 1969, and his brother, John Edward Taylor in 2016.
SERVICES: A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, February 6, 2022, at Mercer Baptist Church, with Dr. Jim Koonce, Rev. Glynn Jones, and Rev. Carl White officiating. Burial will follow in Brownsville Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 5, 2022, from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM at Arrington Funeral Directors and on Sunday, February 6, 2022, from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM at Mercer Baptist Church, 1724 Hwy. 138, Mercer, TN 38392.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Bailey, Randy Coble, Don Johnson, Bill Taylor, Brian Taylor, and David Taylor.
Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren and the Trinity Lady Lions Basketball team which he supported in many ways.
The family is requesting that memorial contributions be directed to the Mercer Baptist Church, 1724 Hwy. 138, Mercer, TN 38392 or www.mercerbaptist.org or Operation Christmas Child, c/o Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 28607, Boone, NC 28607 or www.samaritanspurse.org.