OBITUARY ~ ROBERT DARREN "BOB" TAYLOR
May 25, 1971 ~ January 13, 2012
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
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 services were held on Friday, January 20 at 2:00 PM at Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr, with
Rev. Edward SHIELDS officiating. Musical selections were When I Get Where I'm Going and Go Rest High On That
Honorary pallbearers included Nathan HEAD, David HEAD, Anthony KINSEY, Nick TAYLOR, Jacob CADWELL and
Interment was made at
Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr, Iowa.
Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home of Mount Ayr was in charge of arrangements.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2012
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