Robert Wayne Taylor • July 28, 2022



Robert Wayne Taylor passed away peacefully at his home on July 28, 2022 at the age of 85. He was born on January 17, 1937 to Enoch and Cevilla Taylor.

Wayne was a 1955 graduate of Meridian High School and served in the United States Air Force following his high school graduation. He then worked for the US government as a civil servant for 40 years, where he was a Quality Control Specialist and was later employed by Boeing Aerospace for six more years as well as USAir for 5 years, before finally retiring to Florida.

Wayne was often heard saying, “I love my life!”. He enjoyed every minute of every day. He spent time fishing, golfing, snow skiing, and planning his next trip. Wayne also played an active role in organizing many high school reunions. However, he was happiest when he was surrounded by his family.

Wayne made it his goal to lighten the load for family members and strangers alike. You could count on him to make someone laugh or lend the neighbor a hand with their lawn work or trash. He kept the neighborhood kids supplied with popsicles and was known as “the popsicle man”. Wayne was a genuine person with an enormous heart and his thoughtful acts of kindness will always be remembered.

Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, Enoch and Cevilla, his siblings, Roland, Eidith, Eitheal, Margaret, Arnold, Patricia, and his son, Phil Nickleson.

He is survived by his wife of eight years, Gail Ewing Taylor and his children, Rick Taylor (Regina) of Georgia, Vicky Easley (Gregg) of Alabama, Kenny Taylor (Shawn) of Florida, Enyaw Taylor of Tennessee, and Monique Burke (Rob) of New Hampshire. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

  1. Veronica Zenaro says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. Gail, you guys complimented and completed each other. He did love life. I’m smiling just remembering all the fun ski days we had when we were working at the Manchester airport. Always smiling and always making others smile. Hope he finds some fresh powder in heaven.

  2. Shannon North says:

    Sorry for your loss Gail. He was a great man that I admired and I should have visited sooner. Rest In Peace my dear friend.🙏🤟

  3. Sybil Labro says:

    Gail, I’m so very sorry to read about Wayne. I’m glad I had the privilege of knowing him. I enjoyed working on reunions with him. He was always working to keep his high school friends together. A job a lot of people didn’t want. He was constantly organizing an event for the pleasure of others. I’m thankful I got to know you both. You will be in my prayers May God ease your sorrow.

  4. Millie Jones says:

    Gail and family, prayers for you in the passing of your loved one. My thoughts are with each of you in the days ahead.

    Sincerely
    Millie Majors Jones

  5. Beth parker says:

    What a wonderful man with a legacy that will last forever in the memories he has made through his life with his children, grands and so many friends. To know him was to love him♥️

  6. Carmen Finlay says:

    Granny Gail,
    We are all so sad about Robert’s passing. Please know that we are sending all of you our love and prayers. Candice has very fond memories of her time with you both together. We love you.
    Carmen & Candice

  7. Rick and Cindy Mathisen says:

    Dear Gail, you and your family are in our prayers.

  8. Bert Bishop says:

    Sorry for your loss of Robert Wayne. He was a character for sure and loved the few times we got to he with y’all I’m Gerry n Linda’s backyard having good talks and laughs. He will be missed very much by all.
    Bert and Cindy Bishop.

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