Robert Steven Taylor, 70, of Statesville passed away at his home Monday May 13, 2019. Mr. Taylor was born May 21, 1948 to the late Robert Elmore Taylor and Betty Sue Bumgarner.

Mr. Taylor attended South River Baptist Church and was a member of the Gamewell Fire Department.

In addition to his parents Mr. Taylor was preceded in death by two sons; Steven Brian Taylor and Christopher Scott Taylor.

Mr. Taylor is survived by his spouse Kathy Stewart of Statesville. Daughter Shannon Adams (Daniel) of Stony Point. Two brothers; Gary Taylor (Vickie) of Calabash, North Carolina, and Tim Taylor (Vonnie) of Dudley Shoals, North Carolina. Mr. Taylor is also survived by his beloved dog “Chipper”.

Funeral services will be held Thursday May 16, 2019 at 1:30pm at New Sterling A.R.P. Church in Stony Point with burial to follow in the church cemetery. A visitation with family and friends will be held at the church following the services. The Reverends Tim Watson of New Sterling A.R.P and Chris Thompson of South River Baptist Church will be officiating the services.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Mission Funds of New Sterling A.R.P. Church and South River Baptist Church.

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Kathy and family,  just wanted to say we are so sorry for your loss. Just wanted to let you know you all are in our thoughts and prayers,  love you all.God bless you and your family.
Joe and Dawn Diprojetto - Statesville, NC
Kathy, My Family extends our deepest sympathies to you and your family during this time loss of your loved one!! May God Comfort and keep you in his grace during this time! You are in our prayers! Sincerely, Rickie Pope And Family!
Rickie Pope - Statesville, NC
To the Taylor family very sorry for your loss. Becky & myself are praying for all you and your family. May GOD be with you at this time and bless you in the coming days.   Sorry Mac & Becky. 1st Baptist of Little River.
Milford&Becky McDonald - Murrells Inlet, SC
SHANNON:   I WROTE THIS FOR YOU.  
DON'T CRY FOR ME I WILL BE OKAY NOW.  HEAVEN IS MY HOME AND THIS IS WHERE I MOVED TO.  DON'T CRY FOR ME SHANNON.  IT WAS JUST MY TIME BUT I KNOW THAT SOMEDAY WE WILL SEE EACH OTHER ON THIS SIDE.  ITS BEAUTIFUL HERE AND YOU KNOW ME I CAN ADJUST WELL.  I AM WITH THE ANGELS AND YOU KNOW MY PAIN, FEAR AND WORRIES ARE GONE.  TAKE CARE OF YOUR MOTHER AND KNOW I AM AT PEACE NOW.  PLEASE BE STRONG AND DON'T CRY FOR ME.  I AM BACK TO MY OLD SELF AGAIN.  I WILL WATCH OVER ALL OF YOU AND PROTECT YOU.  LOVE DAD

FROM:  JACKIE MCMILLAN
WE ARE ALWAYS HERE IF YOU NEED US.  THANK YOU FOR THE EXAMPLE YOU ALWAYS GAVE ME ABOUT FEAR AND WORRY.  LOVE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
JACKIE MCMILLAN - FAYETTEVILLE, NC
Kathy, May you find peace and comfort in our Lord Jesus Christ at this time of great sorrow.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Carquest of Statesville - Statesville, NC
My deepest sympathy to your family during this difficult time.  Just know that Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can't heal.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Gail Rios - Fayetteville, NC
Kathy, Shannon Dan and family, Phil and I liked Steve from the moment we met him. He had a kind nature and a good sense of humor. Most of all he loves Cathy Shannon and Dan with all his heart. We always looked forward to hearing what he and Kathy had been up to and and seeing him when he would find his way down here to visit Dan and Shannon. We know that he was suffering and that now his suffering is over and he is with  God Almighty and that he and Phil will look down upon us and are waiting for us all when it’s time for us to go home.  In the days to come remember that you are strong, resilient and loved.
Linda and Phil Taranto - Linden, NC

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