Robert George “Bob” Taylor

January 25, 1937 - August 20, 2021

Robert George “Bob” Taylor, age 84, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Friday, August 20, 2021.

Born in Wilmington, DE on January 25, 1937, he was a son of the late William Taylor and Helen Cullen. Robert retired from Sheridan Ford after working many years as a driver in the parts department. Prior to that he worked at Quillen Brothers in New Castle.

Robert loved watching cowboy movies and watching Eagles football. His proudest moments were when he would go see his grandchildren and great grandchildren in their many activities and taking his great-granddaughter, Skylar to school every day. His family meant the world to him and he showed it every day. He was proud of his vegetable garden and loved working on his yard.

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his brothers, William Taylor and Daniel Taylor; sister, Carol Boney; and sister-in-law, Carol Sweetman. He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Joyce Van Dyke Taylor; sons, Robert (Karen) and Scott (Jacqueline). Devoted grandfather to his pride and joy, Bobby (Stephanie), Shawn (Jamie) and Zachary (Becca); and precious great grandchildren, Jaymyn, Jayden, Cameron, Evan, Skylar, Sayge, Alex, Rylee; and his newest granddaughter, Brynlee to be born in October. He is also survived by his dear sister, Helen Warren; sisters-in-law, Laureen, Betty (John), Barbara and Hope (Bill); and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Friday, August 27, 2021 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the Governor of Delaware. Interment will be held in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Robert’s memory to the Food Bank of Delaware, Attn: Development Department, 222 Lake Drive, Newark, DE 19702 or online by clicking here.


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14 Condolences for Robert George “Bob” Taylor

  • Bob, you will be so missed. You were a loved member of our family for over 63 years. I can remember watching you pick up Joyce for a date and giggling while hiding behind a wall. Every once in a while we were allowed to go to the drive in with you and Joyce. You were always so kind and gentle which made you all the more loved. My heart is broken. Love and miss you, Bar

  • There are people in your life who have an impact that shapes part of your character, views and your overall outlook on life and Bob was one of those people in my life. He was one of the most genuinely kind, caring and family oriented human beings I have ever had the privilege to have known. I know what the Taylors meant to my Mother and Father and I tell my siblings this sometimes that without Bob & Joyce Taylor there would have never been a Tharp family. So it is with a heavy heart I say R.I.P Bob! My love, sympathy and caring to Joyce, Bob & Karen, Scott and all of the Taylor family you are forever in my prayers.
    Bill Tharp

  • Joyce and family, our condolences. Love Melanie, Bobby and Angelina.

  • Joyce and family/friends, so sorry to hear of your husband Bob’s passing.
    I remember him working at Quillen’s.
    Sending prayers. Cherish your memories.

  • Dear Joyce,
    So sorry to hear about Bob. What a shock. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


  • Joyce, please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • I am one of Bob’s sister-in=laws. I remember when Bob was courting Joyce. He was so handsome. I would hide behind a door and peek at him. Joyce and Bob are the rocks of our family. We will miss Bob

  • My heartfelt sympathies to Joyce, Bobbie & Karen, Scott and extended family on the very sad passing of your beloved Bob. He will be missed by so many. Much Love, Liz & Marty

  • We are so sorry to hear about Mr Taylor he was a true gentleman everyone should meet someone like him in there life God Bless you all RIP Mr Taylor

  • Bob & Karen
    So sorry to hear about your father. Al and I send our deepest sympathy. Prayers are with you.
    I remember he deeply loved your kids and watching their baseball games

  • We were so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. We remember him as always having a smile on his face and a kindness about him. What a good, nice person.

  • We are saddened to get the news of Bob’s passing. We have so many fond memories of him and know this is a difficult time for all the family. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love to all.

  • Mrs. Taylor, my sincere condolences and it’s to my regret that I only just found out about Bob’s passing. I have many fond memories of you both as my Grandparent’s closest friends and Bob always displayed warmth and patience with me; a great man who lives on in hearts and memories. My thoughts are with you and the Taylor family.

  • Joyce & Betty, I just found Bob’Obit by searching for Joyce on my phone. I sent it to your cousin, Shirl in SC. My Dale died in August 2018 & Shirl is the only one left of the 7 kids..😢