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Bobby Taylor

March 27, 1945 ~ November 27, 2019 (age 74)


Robert “Bobby” Ryan Taylor, 74, husband of Nancy Batson Taylor, of Greenville, died Wednesday, November 27, 2019.

Born in Clarksville, GA, he was the son of the late Lawrence Charles and Sammie Elizabeth Bingham Taylor.

Bobby served in the United States Navy and was the owner of Bobby Taylor Tires, Inc. He was a member of Northgate Baptist Church, Wade Hampton Masonic Lodge where he was Past Master, and the Hejaz Shrine where he served on the director’s staff. Bobby also served on the board of Shriner’s Hospital for several years.

In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by three children, Cindy Chemell (Louie), Amy Amyette (Jordan), and Ryan Taylor (Stephanie); two stepchildren, Marc Hudgens (Carol Ann) and Eric Hudgens; nine grandchildren, Taylor Chemell, Corinne Amyette, Rivers Amyette, Landon Taylor, Ethan Hudgens, Drew Hudgens, Wilt Chemell, Audrey Humlan, and Lou Chemell; two sisters, Almena Simon (Tom) and Debbie Demore (Howard); two sisters-in-law, Debbie Moody (Mike) and Nancy Batson; and a brother-in-law, Mel Batson (Susan).

In addition to his parents, Bobby was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Tommy Batson; and a nephew, Chris Simon.

Visitation will be held Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown, with the funeral service to follow at 6:00 p.m. in the Downtown chapel. The burial will be held Monday, December 2, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 950 W. Faris Rd., Greenville, SC 29605; or Northgate Baptist Church, 633 Summit Dr., Greenville, SC 29609.

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December 1, 2019

4:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes Downtown Chapel
639 North Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Funeral Service
December 1, 2019

6:00 PM
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes Downtown Chapel
639 North Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601

December 2, 2019

1:00 PM
Woodlawn Memorial Park
1 Pine Knoll Drive
Greenville, SC 29609


Shriners Hospital for Children
950 West Faris Road, Greenville SC 29605
Tel: 1-864-271-3444

Northgate Baptist Church
633 Summit Drive, Greenville SC 29609

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