Robert Eugene Taylor, Sr., 74, of Spring Lake, NC, passed away in his residence on Tuesday, December 28, 2021.\n\nEugene was born in Harnett County, NC on February 7, 1947. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing and the comradery with his hunting friends. He was always the first one to show up at a hunt. He loved gardening and sharing veggies with his family and friends. He especially enjoyed time with his grandchildren.\n\nHe is preceded in death by his parents, James Archie Taylor and Emma Underwood Taylor; sisters, Ruby Herring and Nellie Fogg; and brother, James Archie Taylor, Jr.\n\nHe is survived by his wife, Phyllis Shipe Taylor; daughters, Laurie Ann Dugan (C.J.); and Katherine Elaine Taylor; a son, Robert Eugene Taylor, Jr.; siblings, Johnny Lee Taylor (Marie), Dorothy Mae Thompson and Maxie Ray Taylor; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous favorite nieces and nephews.\n\nFuneral services will be held on Friday, December 31, 2021, at 11:00 AM at Union United Methodist Church with Revs. Bill Altman and Rod Mullen officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, December 30, 2021 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Adcock Funeral Home in Spring Lake.\n\nIn lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Union United Methodist Church, 2212 Nursery Road, Lillington, NC 27546.