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Robert James Taylor Sr., accomplished athlete

February 7, 2021

Robert James Taylor Sr. (Big Rob) was born Jan. 9, 1960, to the late D. Lynwood Taylor and Sarah E. Taylor in Lewes.                                                                                                                                                                                           

 Big Rob graduated from Sussex Central High School in 1977. Robert was very passionate about his sports; he played both football and baseball. He played almost every position on the football field. Big Rob played in the Blue-Gold All-Star game; only the elite seniors were invited to participate. Big Rob was honored as one of the best football players in the State of Delaware. During baseball season, his position was catcher, but he was well known for trash talking his opponent team. Big Rob was offered a football scholarship to what is now known as Delaware State University.                                               

Robert Taylor Sr. married Regina Hopkins and from that union had two children, Robert Taylor Jr. and TaWanda Taylor. Big Rob decided to move to Ohio, there he met and married his current wife, Anna Allison Aug. 21, 2004. Big Rob has two stepchildren from that union, Geanna and Erion Burke. Big Rob was a family man and cared deeply for his children and grandchildren.         

 Robert was passionate about driving his tractor-trailer. He drove for over 20 years until his accident which ended his career. He was employed as a Lyft driver before his passing. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, David Lynwood Taylor and Sarah B. Taylor; four sisters, Sylvia Jennie Santiago, Priscilla Snell, Cathy Taylor Hall and Wanda Taylor; and one brother, Dwight E. Taylor.  

He leaves behind to celebrate his life his wife Anna Taylor of Ohio; his children Robert Jr. and TaWanda Taylor of Millsboro; two stepchildren, Geanna and Erion Burke of Ohio; five grandchildren, Raequan Houchens, Natalya Roundtree, Nashaya Pope, Danica Taylor of Millsboro and Robert Green IV of Ohio; three great-grandchildren, Saniya Davis Houchens, Jordan Houchens and Lyana Houchens; seven siblings, Shirley Conaway of Harrington, Linda Perry (Lawerence) of Virginia, Pamela Taylor of Millsboro, Bertha Taylor of Maryland, Bruce Taylor Sr. of Georgetown, Sebrena Taylor of Millsboro and Gail Reid (Linwood) of Millsboro; mother-in-law, Jean Smith (Lewis) of Ohio; sister-in-law Shauna (Reginald) Matthews of Ohio; and one uncle, Jack Vann of Dover.  

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and restriction at this time,  services for Big Rob will be private.

Arrangements provided by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro.

Electronic condolences via www.watsonfh.com.

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