Robert Taylor

07/28/1936 –


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  • Visitation
Date: 10/21/2021
Time: 5:30 pm
 – 7:30 pm
Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

  • Funeral Service
Date: 10/22/2021
Time: 2:00 pm
 – 3:00 pm
First United Methodist Church ~ Lubbock

1411 Broadway St. Lubbock, Texas 79401

1411 Broadway St. Lubbock, Texas 79401


The family of Robert Taylor will celebrate his life of 85 years at 2:00 PM on Friday, October 22, 2021, at the First United Methodist Church Chapel, Lubbock. His family will host a time of fellowship and remembrance from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, Thursday, October 21, 2021, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. He passed on Sunday, October 17, 2021. We invite you to sign his virtual guestbook here on this page and view his Life Tribute, a video of photographs set to his favorite music.

On July 28, 1936, Robert Werling was born to Harry and Maudnette “Maud” Taylor in Pryor, OK. He married Dena Smith on May 29, 1969, in Morton, TX.

Robert was an educator through and through.  He was in the classroom for many years, on the court as a coach, and went on to become a principal, administrator, director of special education, and finally a diagnostic evaluator.  Altogether, he was in the education field for more than 40 years.  He was also an avid outdoorsman who loved bird hunting and fishing.  Some of his fondest memories included fishing with his friend in Colorado; hunting with his son, Scott; and just floating the river in Oklahoma as a boy. His family was blessed with another one of his pastimes, his excellent cooking, and were often welcomed home with the smell of his famous potato bread, hot out of the oven.  His greatest joy in life was being with his kids and grands.  He loved every minute of it.

Survivors include his wife, Dena Taylor; their children, Scott (Lisa) Taylor, and John (Mary Beth) Taylor; grandchildren, Magdalene, Mary Grace, Wyatt, and Blake Taylor; and a sister, Billie Bean; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Harriette Jane Krayenvenger; and a brother, Jack Taylor.



The family of Robert Taylor has designated the First United Methodist Church Everliving Trust or a charity of your choice for memorial contributions donated in his memory.


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