BROWNSVILLE, TX. - Bobby Gene Taylor entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, the 20th of September 2023 in the comfort of his Brownsville residence. He was ninety-two years of age. Minutes before he was surrounded by three generations of Taylor's.
Bobby was born on April 2, 1931, to the late Francis Edward Taylor and Marie Goff. He grew up in Texas where he played sports for the Tivy High Antlers. He later moved to San Antonio where he met and married his longest love Joann Peyton and had four children. BT was a loving and devoted father, grandfather, great-grandfather , boss and friend. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
BT was a laid-back and comical individual who had a strong ambition and a sharp mind. He was known as the smartest and best dad and friend in the world. People gravitated towards him for his financial expertise and his ability to manage effectively. He had a calm demeanor and never raised his voice. Whenever someone approached him with a problem, he would simply say, "Well, fix it. You know what to do, so do it!"
BT had a great sense of style and was a sharp dresser, whether it be in suits or golf attire. He treasured his children above all else and treated each one as if they were his favorite.
In his earlier years, BT excelled in sports. However, he discovered a new passion fishing and later found his love in golf. Golf became his life, and he enjoyed spending time on the course with friends and family. He also had a love for college football, particularly the University of Texas.
BT proudly served for the United States Government. He embarked on a successful career that spanned over decades where he worked at Kelly Air Force Base. In 1972, he retired from his position and in 1979, he was asked by his friend and former boss Pete Cockrell, the president of GECU to become the Vice President of Plans and Programs. He played a crucial role in implementing the ATM card. BT retired from GECU in 1987. Following his retirement, BT worked as a consultant for various firms until 1990 when he retired for good. He then dedicated his time to his love of golf and moved to Riverbend ,Texas.
BT is survived by his daughters, Sue Aleta Kunz and Gay Layne Taylor; granddaughters, Janea Taylor and Kendra Kunz Heredia ( Robert); grandsons, Dustin Taylor Kunz and Ernesto Peyton Taylor; great-granddaughters, Ziah and Taya Heredia; son-in-law, Dave Rathmann; daughter-in-laws, Laurie Taylor and Joann Peyton Taylor; sisters, Aleta Loving and Norma Wilton; nephews Bubba and Jeff Mosty, JJ and James Wilton; niece, Maxine Taylor; and good friend, Silvia Taylor. Bobby was preceded in death by his daughter, Terri Taylor Rathmann; his son, Dan Peyton Taylor; his brothers, Johnny and Ray Goff, Stanford Taylor, Harold Junius Taylor (Junior), and Max Taylor; his nieces, Cyndy Mosty and Marian Aleta Taylor (Cookie); and his nephews, Bubba Taylor and Robby Loving.
Memories of Bobby may be shared at www.darlingmouser.com.
Personalized funeral arrangements directed by Steven R. Hieu Bailey and Staff have been entrusted to the care of Darling-Mouser Funeral Home at 945 Palm Boulevard in Brownsville, Texas 78520, (956) 546-7111.