Bruce E. Taylor

Bruce E. Taylor

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Bruce Elliott Taylor, 94, passed away February 27, 2017 at his home.

A native of Greenville County, son of the late Charles E. and Lois Simmons Taylor, A 1949 graduate of Clemson University, a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII and a member of Bailey Masonic Lodge #146 for 50 years.  He was a former employee of J.P. Stevens Victor Plant, B&B Grocery and Dobson Hardware.  Mr. Taylor was a member of Victor Baptist Church for 65 years, where he served as a deacon, Sunday School Director and custodian.  He was chosen as Greer Citizen of the Year in 2015 and was runner up for National Volunteer of the Year for Greer Community Ministries in 2015.  

Surviving are his daughter, Bonita “Nita” Ellen Taylor McCall of Greer; four grandchildren, Angela McCall Tanner (P.J.), Kevin McCall (Kim), Heather Grooms (Nick) and Holli Johnson (Michael); four great-grandchildren, Taylor Grooms, Dawson Grooms, Alyssa Taylor and Brady McCall; and daughter-in-law, Lisa Lark Taylor.

Mr. Taylor was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Bertha Bishop Taylor, a son, Bruce Edward “Eddie” Taylor, and a sister, Allene Ruth Ford.

Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Friday, March 3, 2017 at Victor Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Ken Vickery and Rev. Jason Farr.  Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Singleton, Sammy Painter, Fred Painter, Mike Cantrell, Rick Danner, Chris Harvey, Carl “Butch” Howell and Terry Dobson.

Honorary escorts were the Dave Biehl Sunday School Class and Golden Agers of Victor Baptist Church.

Visitation was held 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, March 2, 2017 at The Wood Mortuary.

The family is at the home.

Memorials may be made to Victor Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1147, Greer, SC 29652 or Greer Community Ministries Mobile Meals Program, P.O. Box 1373, Greer, SC 29652.

Online condolences may be made at

The Greer Citizen

317 Trade Street Greer, SC 29651

P.O. Box 70 Greer, SC 29652

Phone: 1-864-877-2076

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