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Robert E. Taynton, Jr.

April 12, 1933 ~ November 12, 2020 (age 87)


Robert E. “Bob” Taynton, Jr., 87, of Wellsboro, passed away Friday, November 12, 2020 at UPMC - Wellsboro.

Bob was born on April 12, 1933 in Wellsboro, the son of the late Robert E. and Lillian (Olmsted) Taynton.  He was married to the late Mary Ann Taynton.

Bob was a truck driver and owned and operated Taynton’s Trucking, with his father, for many years.  Bob served in the National Guard for 8 years.  He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Wellsboro and the Tyoga Country Club, Wellsboro.  Bob enjoyed golfing and travelling to Myrtle Beach for the winters. 

Bob is survived by a daughter, Kelly (Jack) Welch of Apollo Beach, FL; sons, Doug (Maria) Taynton of Spring Hill, FL; Steve (Pam) Carlton of China Grove, NC; a brother, Tom Taynton of FL; a sister, Linda Hinkle of Wellsboro; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.   

In addition to his wife and parents, Bob was preceded in death by a daughter, Shelly Taynton and sisters, Bonnie Farrell and Betty Whittendale. 

In keeping with Bob’s wishes, there will be no visitation and a private burial will be held at a later date.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home 139 Main Street Wellsboro, PA.  To share your fondest memories of Bob or to sign his guestbook, please visit

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