Bobby Don Taylor
|Posted 2018-02-11 by mhenderson|
|Daily Miner, Kingman, Arizona -|
Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2018 -
Bobby Don Taylor, 63, passed away on Jan. 31, 2018 at Kingman Regional
Medical Center in Kingman, Arizona after a short battle with cancer.
He was born on Feb. 23, 1954 in Richmond, California to Billy Lee and
Beverly Ann (Johnston) Taylor.
Bobby grew up in California. After obtaining his GED, he joined the
Army in 1972 and served for 6 years. He was the recipient of The
National Defense Service Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, and The Army
Commendation Medal for Meritorious service while assigned to the 151st
Ordinance Detachment, 100th Supply and Service Battalion in Fort Sill
Oklahoma. He was honorably discharged in 1978, achieving the rank of
Specialist 5th Class.
After the Service, Bobby attended Mira Costa College, Oceanside,
California where he received an Associate in Science Degree in Law
Enforcement in 1979 and then went on to earn an Associates in Arts
Degree in Business Administration in 1982. In 1991 he earned Basic
Electronics Technology Certificate from Palomar College, San Marcos,
While attending college, he began work for Hughes Aircraft Industrial
Products Division as a tester. Bobby worked for Hughes Aircraft
through 1992 where he worked his way up to Production Assurance
Supervisory Staff. After leaving Hughes Aircraft, Bobby has held many
positions to include: A Wrangler – Black Mountain Trail Rides; Senior
Lead Machine Operator – WNI/Central Printing Facility; Quality Control
Manager – Guardian Fiberglass; Blackjack Dealer – Edgewater Casino;
Maintenance – Arizona State Prison-Kingman; and a Clock Repair Man –
The Clock Man. Throughout Bobby’s working life he focused on
continuing his education and earning certifications which would
advance his career and he encouraged everyone to never stop learning.
Bobby retired in 2014.
In 1993, Bobby made Golden Valley his home and in 2001 Bobby married
Anna in Vista, California and they were happily married for 16 years
here in Golden Valley. Bobby also believed that through service one
could help others by giving them a hand up – not a hand out. It was
these beliefs which lead him to become a member of several community
organizations: American Legion Post #22, Sons of the American Legion
Post #22, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #975 and a lifetime
member of Golden Valley Pistoleros and Roses. During his many years
with the Golden Valley Pistoleros and Roses, he was very active in
promoting the local events used to raise funds for the children of
Golden Valley and earned his gunfighter name “Blaze”.
Bobby was preceded in death by his father Billy Lee Taylor, his sister
Lee Ann Taylor, and his two brothers, Billy Taylor and Donny Taylor.
Bobby is survived by his mother Beverly and dad Charles Coker of
Fresno, California; his spouse Anna of Golden Valley, Arizona; His
daughter Dawn Barker (mother Mary (Moffett)) and her husband Chas
Barker and her sons, Bobby’s grandsons, Chase Parlanti, Keegan
Parlanti and Lincoln Barker of Kingman, Arizona; his stepson
Christopher Williams and his wife Jennifer, along with Bobby’s
grandsons Jace and Ty Williams of Taylorville, Utah; his stepson Eric
Williams of Saint Cloud Minnesota; and his brother Charles D. Coker of
Fresno, California. Bobby is also survived by extensive list of family
and friends who loved and adored him.
Bobby has always enjoyed a good party. On Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 at
American Legion Post #22, 3435 N. Verde Rd, Golden Valley, Arizona
there will be a party to celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers, the
family requests donations to be made to the Veterans Sportsman
Alliance (VSA), 3900 N. Stockton Hill Rd B335, Kingman, AZ 86409.
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