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“Bob” Charles Robert Taylor

11/24/1951

04/15/2020

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Kent County Animal Shelter

711 Ball Avenue NE

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

“Bob” Charles Robert Taylor age 68, of Grand Rapids, passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Irene Taylor; and brother, Don C. Taylor. Bob is survived by his wife, Donna; children, Tammy (Jemel) Maloney, Troy Taylor; sister, Brenda (Ken) Dicks; grandchildren, Keira Maloney, Jocelyn and Jada Taylor; nieces, Leesa Campbell, Jackie Weaver; and his dog Buddy. A graduate of Forest Hills High, he enjoyed summers in Pentwater and sailing Lake Michigan. Bob was a great husband who loved his family, had tremendous patience and kindness, and would help anyone who needed it. When Bob’s mom took ill, he cared for her around the clock in his home. In his younger years, he worked as a bulldozer operator, but in recent years Bob’s been running a karaoke business with his wife with a small but loyal following. He absolutely loved dogs and took in all that needed a home. Bob was a picky eater and had no shame about it, he would choose a cheeseburger over any holiday feast. He will be greatly missed by everyone that had the opportunity to know him. A celebration of life will be scheduled for a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Kent County Animal Shelter, 711 Ball Avenue NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

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3 Responses

  1. You have always been a great friend, and I have thought of you and Donna both many times over the years. I can still hear your voice complaining about turning up Donna’s stage monitor! I had more fun in that band, and really enjoyed sitting around your table after the gigs! I love you, and will keep your wife in my prayers. A wonderful and kind man, I will miss you, but will see you again one day. Today I eat a burger in your name. My good buddy. Love you Donna!

  2. My heart was heavy when Troy called me to tell me the news. Bob was a good guy and what short time I knew him as my father-in-law are only find memories. May the good memories of Bob comfort all who knew and loved him.

  3. Dear Donna and family,
    I went to high school with Bob’s older brother Dan. I knew Chuck and Irene plus Brenda. My deepest sympathies to you and your family and to Brenda and her family. It’s never easy to lose a loved one but losing Bob during the virus outbreak is horrible. Sending hugs and prayers!

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