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Robert Harold Taylor

October 4, 1964 ~ August 14, 2022 (age 57)

Obituary

Robert H. Taylor, age 57, transitioned from this life on Sunday, August 14, 2022.  Born in Akron, Ohio, on October 4, 1964, Robert was the son of Barbara Taylor and Robert Burr.  He was a life-long resident of Akron, where he graduated from John R. Buchtel High in 1983. Following high school, Robert enlisted in the United States Army and served for four years.  During his enlistment, he was assigned to Fort Knox, Kentucky, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and Germany. Over the years, he worked at various companies including Gojo Industries for 17 years.

Robert was a quiet, soft-spoken man. He had two loves,  his friends and basketball.  When he was not working, he could be found spending time with his friends and connecting with them on Facebook.  He also loved playing recreational ball on the courts at Ed Davis Center and Perkins Park.  He was very proud of the numerous Perkins Pool League Basketball Championships that he won over the years.

Robert was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Taylor and stepfather, Thomas Taylor, Jr.; grandparents, Robert and Geneva Bruner and Willie and Lucille Burr; brother, Darrell Bruner; and special friend, Monica Harris. 

He is survived by father, Robert (Gloria) Burr of Clementon, New Jersey; brother, Marlow Taylor of Akron; sister, Dawn (Burr) Jones of Cherry Hill, New Jersey; uncles, James Bruner of Akron, Leonard Bruner of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Jerrold Burr of Akron, and Edmond Burr of Albuquerque, New Mexico; aunts, Louise (Bruner) Milliner of Las Vegas, Nevada, Linda (Bruner) Brown of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Marjorie Burr of Akron; special cousin, Stephanie Burr; adopted daughter and son, Jana and Jason; special friend, Leslie Davis; as well as many cherished relatives and friends across the country.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
August 25, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wilkinson Funeral Home
1158 South Arlington Street
Akron, OH 44306

Funeral Service
Thursday
August 25, 2022

12:00 PM
Wilkinson Funeral Home
1158 South Arlington Street
Akron, OH 44306

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