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Baxter Brooks (B.B.) Taylor Jr., 94, of Richmond died Jan. 23, 2022 surrounded by his family.

A native of Appalachia, Va., he served in U.S. Army Air Corps (1946-49) and the U.S. Army Reserve (1950-1965). During assignment in Richmond, Va. he met his “bride” of 68 years, MCV nursing student Hilda Robbins of Gloucester County, who survives him.

A 1956 graduate of Emory & Henry College, he began a 34-year banking career at State-Planters Bank (now Truist) in Richmond. A lifelong Methodist, he was an active 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.

He is survived by his wife, Hilda Robbins Taylor of Richmond; son Baxter B. “Backy” Taylor III (Katie) of Manakin-Sabot, Va., daughters Catherine “Cathy” Turner (Sonny) of Chester, Va. and Susan Leathers (Larry) of Brentwood, Tenn., and sister Dorothy Taylor Weiman of Orlando, Fla. He also leaves nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Other survivors are niece Shanda Horner (Garnett) of Lynchburg, Va. and nephew Andrew “Hap” Shiloh of Orlando, Fla.

A memorial service is planned Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022 at Beulah UMC, 6930 Hopkins Road, Richmond, VA 23234, with a 10 a.m. visitation followed by an 11 a.m. 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.