Rev. Robert Taylor, age 90, of Vermontville passed away peacefully Saturday, September 29th, 2018 at Sparrow Hospital, in Lansing, MI.
Robert was born in Buelah, MI on November 11, 1927, the son of the late Benjamin and Aneta (Stormfeltz) Taylor.
He was raised in Buelah Michigan graduating from Benzonia Combined High School in 1946.
He was the widower of Naomi (Froats) Taylor. The couple were married June 28th 1952 in Central Lake Michigan. Naomi was Bob's lifelong companion in his ministry until she passed away in 2014 after 62 years of marriage.
Shortly thereafter he continued his education at Zion Bible College in Illinois where was training to pursue a career as a minister. After finishing his bible training, Bob went to work at the Pepperidge Pie Factory, while pastoring at the Platt Assembly of God. In 1959 Bob become the Senior Pastor at Charlotte Assembly of God Church, where he served for 3 years. From there Bob and his wife Naomi were called to the Nashville area, where they were initially to evaluate whether the church should be closed; instead Bob & Naomi poured their lives into growing the church, eventually constructing a new church building and parsonage which is still in use today Rev. Taylor served as the senior pastor at the Nashville Assembly of God for 25 years before retiring in 1992.
After about 2 years of "Retirement" Bob's passion for the ministry was directed toward the RV MAPS program who's mission is to construct churches throughout the United States. He was a valuable addition to the organization for 15 years, because not only did he have a thorough understanding of the ministry as a pastor, he also was extremely proficient in operating heavy equipment. Even during his elder years when he became a resident at Thornapple Manor, Rev. Taylor began a ministry with the residents. Each morning he would visit each individual wing, praying for the residence.
Robert is survived by his two daughters, Roberta (Dale) Thompson, Rita Miller, two sons Ronald (Billie) Taylor, Richard (Lynda) Taylor, two sisters, Geradline Starkey, Betty Wortz, two brothers, Benjamin (Maxine) Taylor, Wayne Taylor, numerous grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Naomi, and son-in-law Eugene Miller.
Funeral Services at The Charlotte Assembly of God Church at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 6th, with Pastor Shane Bryant officiating. There will be a luncheon and time of fellowship immediately following the funeral service at the Charlotte Assembly of God Church
The family will receive visitors Friday October 5, 2018 from 6-8:30 PM at The Daniels Funeral Home in Nashville, MI.
Interment will take place following the funeral luncheon at Hosmer Cemetery in Nashville.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Nashville Assembly of God Church - Building Fund.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Daniels Funeral Home in Nashville. For further details please visit our website at www.danielsfuneralhome.net