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Baxter Brooks (“B.B.”) Taylor Jr., 94, of Richmond, died Jan. 23, 2022.

A native of Appalachia, Va., he served in U.S. Army Air Corps (1946-49) and the U.S. Army Reserve (1950-1965).
A 1956 graduate of Emory & Henry College, he began a 34-year banking career at State-Planters Bank (now Truist) in Richmond. He was a member of Beulah United Methodist Church for more than 50 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Baxter Brooks and Amelia Wacks Taylor Sr.; son, John Calvin Taylor, and sister, Evelyn Taylor Kiser.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Hilda Robbins Taylor of Richmond (a former resident of Gloucester); son, Baxter B. “Backy” Taylor III of Manakin-Sabot, Va., daughters, Catherine “Cathy” Turner of Chester, Va., and Susan Leathers of Brentwood, Tenn.; sister, Dorothy Taylor Weiman of Orlando, Fla.; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, at Beulah UMC, Richmond, with a 10 a.m. visitation followed by an 11 o’clock memorial service. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to Emory & Henry College, Beulah United Methodist Church or the Alzheimer’s Association.