ROBERT TAYLOR III
Robert Taylor III, born March 18, 1973 in Olney, Illinois passed away
unexpectedly June 3, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. Robert, affectionately
known as “Taylor” and “Rob” was preceded in death by Richard
Shelvin (maternal grandfather), Mary Elizabeth & Bruce Cole
(maternal grandparents) and Robert Taylor Sr. (paternal grandfather).
Rob graduated from Eastmoor High School where he met his devoted
wife of 28 years Rebecca Taylor. He pursued higher education at
Central State University and Columbus State Community College.
Rob also loved basketball, football, shooting pool, grilling and cooking
for others. He spent his spare time coaching his daughter’s basketball
team, operating a basketball camp for youth called “Hit the Open Man”
and showcasing his entrepreneurial talent. Taylor was employed for 17
years with AT&T where he served in various administrative positions.
He was also a member of CWA Local 4310 where he served as Chief
Union Steward, Secretary and Treasurer. Taylor was the Associate
Producer for Minority Film Coalition in Columbus, Ohio and in earlier
years Co-Owned the Livingston Court Fish Market Restaurant.
Rob leaves to mourn his devoted wife of 28 years Rebecca A. Taylor,
three beautiful daughters Makayla Marie Pernell (De'artae), Mayah
Elizabeth and Meranda Ulahn Taylor. He also leaves to mourn, Belinda
Taylor (mother), Billy Wood, Robert Taylor II (father) (Deborah),
Dorothy Taylor (grandmother), Ariana Broom (sister) (Deshawn), three
brothers Larry Wells Jr. (Lori), Tim Wells (Jessica) Martin Suber,
special cousin Dontel Taylor and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces,
nephews, cousins and friends.