Robert Samuel Taylor, age 89 of Dayton, TN passed away March, 30, 2021 at Memorial Hospital.
He was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and served in the Army from June 1949 to November 1952. He loved gun trading, spending time with family, working outdoors, specifically working heavy construction and farming.
He is preceded in death by his parents, CZ and Vola Taylor; son, Bobby Taylor; son-in-law, Bill Matherly; siblings, Edna Headlee, Lefa Weller, Etta Marler, Ralp Taylor, Zella Olinger, Seburn Taylor, Harvey Taylor, Sue Capps, Bernice Taylor, Silas Taylor, Willard Taylor, Wendell Taylor.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Leona Taylor; children, Carmela (Jim) Hammond, Velma Matherly, Kim (Ricky) Burnette, Rhonda Taylor; daughter-in-law Virginia Taylor; grandchildren, Jeremy (Sheila) Taylor, Zach (Kristina) McCool, Amanda (Jonathan) Kyle, Mindy Stephens, Joshua (April) Burnette, Alecia (Russ) Gross, Ryan (Jasmin) Hadley, Jennifer (Mike) Wilcox, Mark (Veronica) Hammond; 33 great grandchildren, 15 great-great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and very special friends Jim, Becky, and Jamie Eller.
The family would like to give a special thanks to the offices and staff of Dr. Alan Crews, Dr. Chirag Patel, Dr. Eason, Dr. Polland and the staff of Rhea Medical Center ER; staff on 5-south at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga and Hospice of Chattanooga.
Funeral service were held Saturday April 3, at noon in the chapel of Coulter Garrison Funeral Home with Rev. Jonathan Kyle officiating. Interment to follow after service at Rigsby Cemetery.
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Arrangements by Coulter Garrison Funeral Home, Inc. in Dayton.