Bobby Allen Taylor, Jr., 39, of Taylorsville, passed away unexpectedly, at his residence, on Thursday, October 6, 2016.
Born in on April 16, 1977, in Caldwell County, son of Bobby Allen Taylor, Sr. of Granite Falls, and Teresa Jean Weaver of Morganton, Bobby was a member of Shining Light Baptist Church, in Taylorsville.
Bobby was an emergency medical technician with the Emergency Medical Services in Caldwell County. He was also a Lieutenant with the Sugar Loaf Fire Department and a member of the Vashti Fire Department. He always wanted to be a firemen, following in his family’s footsteps. “Helping people was his goal in life.”
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Glen E. and Jane Taylor; and maternal grandparents, Willard D. and Rebecca Moss Weaver.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of five years, Samantha Shea Bentley Taylor of the home. He leaves a daughter, Cierra, of the home; and a son, Nicholas, of Marietta, Georgia. Bobby has one sister, Janie Taylor Hildebran of Lenoir. He is remembered by his step-dad, Ken Patrick of Morganton; and step-mother, Tammy Taylor of Granite Falls. He has six nephews and ten nieces, as well as all his brothers and sisters in emergency servcies.
Funeral services were held Monday, October 10, 2016, at East Taylorsville Baptist Church, with burial following at the Shining Light Baptist Church Cemetery, Black Oak Ridge Rd., Taylorsville. Pastors Mike and Steve Cothren and Chaplain Nicky Waters officiated.
Active and honorary pallbearers were members of all emergency services.
Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.