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Robert Allen Taylor, age 71, of Hastings, passed away on Monday, March 16, 2020.


He was born on October 30, 1948, in Grand Rapids, to the late Bertrand & Lillie (Waggoner) Taylor.


Bob graduated from Union High School where he was a member of the ROTC.  He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea and Germany.


He worked as a TV Repairman for his parents at B & L Televion, was an electrician for Mollars, Sackner Products and Progressive Blast.


Bob enjoyed riding motorcycles, bowling, was a member of the West Michigan Modelers Association, golfed in the St. James Couples Golf League and the Television Dealers Association Golf League.


Survivors include his wife, Nancy Mercer; siblings,  Ron, Russ, Barb Newsom, Terri (Ken) Miller and Sandy Gottschalk;  many aunts, uncles nieces and nephews.


Visitation is from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, 3627 Linden Avenue S.E. at 36th Street (one block west of Eastern Avenue), Grand Rapids, where funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm. Interment will be at 1:00 pm on Friday, March 27, at Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery with full military honors.


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Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, MI, exclusive providers of Veterans Funeral Care.


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  1. Dan Taylor family on March 16, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    It’s a very sad day today but Bob is no longer in pain or suffering he’s dancing with the Angels today sorry for your loss.

  2. Jackie Taylor on March 16, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    Blessing for Bob. Hugs to my cousins. Enjoyed visiting him at nursing home. Rest with the angels.

  3. Patty Hastings on March 16, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    Sending hugs to my cousins and their families.

    Uncle John sends his sympathy and hopes to attend the service at the cemetery.

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