Feb. 14, 1947 – Jan. 15, 2021

Robert “Sonny” Earl Taylor was born Feb. 14, 1947, in Quitman to A.I. “Bud” and Doris Goree Taylor, and died Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson due to complications from congestive heart failure.

Mr. Taylor was a coach and teacher in the Natchez Public Schools for 30 years, and in Concordia Parish, La., for 10 years.

He was a member of Eddiceton Baptist Church in Franklin County.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sally Gagliardi Taylor; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial service for Mr. Taylor will be held at a later date.

Condolences can be shared online at

Riverwood Family Funeral Services of Brookhaven was in charge of arrangements.

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