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RICHARD “RICKY’ DEWAYNE TAYLOR

Richard “Ricky” Dewayne Taylor, 61, of Savannah and husband of Desiree Peloquin Taylor, died Saturday evening, January 2, 2021, at his home.

Born in Alma, Georgia, he was a son of the late Benny Rudolph Taylor and the late Montine Stewart Taylor. Ricky moved to Savannah when he was three months old and lived there the rest of his life. He attended Central Christian Church. Desiree and Ricky were together 44 years and were married for 39 years. He was a maintenance supervisor for the Chemical Division of Kraton. Ricky was involved with the Boy Scouts of America for more than 50 years as a scout and later a scoutmaster, and was proud to watch and help his three sons become Eagle Scouts. He was a member of Thunderbolt Lodge #693 F&AM, the Alee Shrine Temple where he was a member of the Pirates Unit, the York Rite, Scottish Rite, and Knights of Templar.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Desiree Peloquin Taylor; three sons, Justin Taylor and his wife, Christa, Christopher Taylor, and Wesley Taylor and his wife, Amy; one grandson, Tyde Starling; one brother, B. Randall “Randy” Taylor, and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 o’clock Wednesday evening, January 6, 2021, at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.

The funeral service will be held at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon, January 7, 2021, in the chapel of Gamble Funeral Service conducted by Pastor Lionel Marmolejo. Interment will be in Bonaventure Cemetery.

Remembrances: Masonic Home of Georgia – 1417 Nottingham Drive, Macon, Georgia 31208 or the Morris Slotin Fund – c/o Alee Shrine Temple – Post Office Box #14147, Savannah, Georgia 31416.

Online Condolences

  1. Connie Rowland says:

    I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. Ricky was such a nice guy.

  2. Joseph Johnston says:

    praying for the family and friends

  3. Chancy Mitchell says:

    I am very sorry for your loss
    I will keep you in my prayers

  4. Paula Webster says:

    Desiree, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember seeing you and Ricky at the Chart House some years ago. I worked at Union Camp/Arizona Chemical and knew Ricky for many years.

  5. Sandy Scott says:

    Desiree & Family,
    When Billy told me this morning, I was shocked & very sad. Ricky was such
    great guy. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with all of
    you during this difficult time.

  6. Vernon Pascual says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Taylor family.

  7. F. Andrew & Nikki Ventura says:

    Prayers of Joy and Sorrow to you Desiree and the Taylor Family.

    God Speed Brother Ricky. You will be missed. It’s been an Honor Sir.

    “Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be Pirates.” – Mark Twain

  8. Angela Groover says:

    Thoughts and prayers are with y’all during this difficult time .

  9. Allen Thompson says:

    I am sorry for your loss. I worked with Ricky at Arizona chemical. He was a good friend and will be missed. My prayers are with you and all the family.

  10. Ashley Cross says:

    I am so sorry for your loss! Your family will be in my prayers.

  11. Julie Schambach says:

    Desiree and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Rick was such a great guy and will be missed.
    Julie and Maggie Schambach

  12. Wayne Hosti says:

    My condolence to Rick Taylor’s wife and boys! Your husband and father was a great man, had so many memories camping with Rick and the boys, what a great man to know. RIP Rick!

  13. Bill and Claudia Curry says:

    Dear Desiree, our heart is breaking for you and your children. We love you all very much snd are so sorry this has happened to Ricky

  14. Angela Frampton says:

    Good thoughts for the Taylor family.

  15. Brent Conley says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I will always remember the laughs and the good times hunting and shooting with Ricky over the years. Your family is in my prayers.

  16. Monica Addington says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Taylor family.

  17. Todd L. Reed says:

    Desiree and Family, Words can’t express the sorrow we are feeling for the loss of Ricky. What a great brother, Shriner, Pirate & friend he was too so many.

    “Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be Pirates.” – Mark Twain

  18. Chris Yarbrough, Sr. says:

    My condolences to the Taylor family. You all are in my prayers.

  19. Susan Patnode Neal says:

    Desiree, I was so heart broken to hear of Ricky’s death. My heart goes out to you and your boys. Ricky was always such a good friend to me and everyone he met. You will be in my prayers. Love, Susan

  20. Tonya Reed says:

    Desiree and Family. I am so sorry for your loss. Ricky was a terrific person and loved you all dearly.
    Prayers are with you all.

  21. Diane Deal Smith says:

    Desiree and Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I remember way back when you were first married. You two have shared so many memories. Rely on those memories to help you through this difficult time.
    Love, Diane

  22. Donnie Dixon says:

    We are deeply sorry for the loss of such a good friend and such a fine man . You will be in our thoughts and prayers in the days to come

  23. Thomas Patrick says:

    So sorry for your loss Ricky was a good man Prayers

  24. Solomon"Flap"Baker says:

    With tears in my I hurt for your lost .,he was my co-worker, my confidant my friend,we talked about everything shared laughter,and hurt together, he was a loyal friend,and did so much for me on this job,there will always be a place in my heart for Ricky

  25. Joyce Thomas says:

    Love, prayers and condolences to you Desi and family!
    Many special memories of your family over the years!
    May all the precious memories you have help ease your heart and soul!
    May God grant you His Peace that passes all our understanding!

  26. Diane Hinely says:

    Desiree, I am so sorry to hear about Ricky. My prayers are with you and your children. We had some great times together with you and Ricky in Key West that will always be remembered. God bless you, Diane

  27. Charlie Evans says:

    Desiree, Randy and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Ricky was a good friend and co-worker. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  28. Judy& Robbie Cowart says:

    Truly sorry for your loss , we are keeping you and the boy’s in our thoughts and prayers. I will miss my shooting partner very much!

    Love
    Judy & Robbie

  29. Susan Sanders Hendrix says:

    Desi,
    I was shocked to read of Ricky’s death this morning. I am so sorry for your loss. I have happy memories of Christmas boat parades with y’all. I have a video of the two of you dancing on the boat that always makes me smile. I will never forget. Love you and miss you. Susan

  30. Ken Powers says:

    So sorry to hear this news! He was a great father and person. I have notified Dana and Louisa, great memories! Stay strong!

  31. Justin Vreugdenhil says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Ricky will be missed so very much. I have many great memories of Ricky at Kraton through the years. He was an amazing man. Your Family is in my thoughts and Prayers.

  32. Jerijah Mobley says:

    So very sorry for your loss. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  33. Crystal Bolinger (Priester) says:

    Dearest Desiree and family, I’m so sorry to hear of Ricky’s passing. I feel every hurt your heart is feeling. I lost my sweet Danny 5 yrs ago. My heart just hurts for you. Ricky was a wonderful man. Y’all were joined at the hip in high school. Never saw one without the other. I’ll pray for you and your family. My love always Desiree, Crystal

  34. Didi Hayter says:

    My deepest condolences to you and your family during this time.

  35. Norman W. Riggs says:

    To the Taylor family, sorry for your loss. The world would be a better place if there were more Ricky Taylor’s in it. He was a MAN among men.

  36. Joe and Jackie Richardson says:

    Desiree, we are so sorry for your loss. Ricky was such a pleasant and nice person. We are praying for you and your family.

  37. Cathy Laube says:

    Desiree I was so sorry to hear about Ricky’s passing. I haven’t known the two of you for that long but during that time he was so friendly and happy. He will be missed by many.

  38. Lynda Beebe says:

    I was shocked and deeply saddened by this news. PRAYING for you and your family…

  39. Tommy and Shelley Saop says:

    Desiree, we are so very sorry to hear of Ricky’s passing. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family . Ricky was a wonderful man and neighbor. Tommy and Shelley Sapp

  40. Karen Iacino says:

    So sorry for your loss. Desiree, you and your family are in my prayers during this difficult time. May you be sustained by lovig memories of your life together.

  41. Natalie Horton says:

    Desiiree, keeping you and your family in my prayers.

  42. Oscar. Chaplin says:

    My name is oscar, and I worked with Ricky in excess of 35 years, and to me he was family. I was shocked to hear of his home going and will miss him. Becky and I will be praying for you all.

  43. Kathy Wilson says:

    Desiree, so sorry to hear about Ricky. He was a wonderful person. Ronnie & I will keep you & the boys in our prayers.

  44. Carey D. Roberts says:

    So sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working for Ricky many years, mostly in the “Resin Plant.” He was a very good foreman as well as a friend. Such a good man! Praying for you.

  45. Nathaniel Joyner says:

    I love you guys, miss you bunches. I am so sorry for your loss, you’re an insanely strong woman aunt Desi. Lighting a candle for yall

  46. Steve Milliet says:

    My heart is truly hurting for Desiree, the boys and for the loss of Ricky. I’m speechless and shocked. He was my friend, my Masonic Brother. I will cherish the memories, the laughs and his friendship. He was a blessing to us all and definitely made this world a better place from his giving heart and wise advice.
    Prayers for your Family….

  47. Carla Durrence Hill says:

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Mr. Ricky. He and my dad, Derral Durence, worked together for years at Union Camp. Dad has many, many stories that involved Mr. Ricky. Praying for you all.

  48. Steven Kicklighter says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Ricky. My thoughts and prayers go out to Desiree and his son’s.
    I always made it a point to talk to him whenever I could, when my family went to visit my aunt and uncle and cousins that lived beside Desiree.
    We had many conversations about life and what the future holds, and a short time that I had spending with him when I was in the scouts.
    He will be greatly missed by us all with his wit and charm.

  49. Bill and Sandra Parrott says:

    Sweet Desiree and family, Ricky has left a tremendous legacy that you and your family can always treasure. We are praying that God will strengthen you through all the difficult days ahead and give you peace. We love you, Sweetheart. Habakkuk 3:19

  50. Andrea and Joey Wilson says:

    Wes and Chris…….Our thoughts are with you two, as our love goes out to you at this time.

  51. Gregg Cox says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ricky will be missed by all who knew him.

  52. Derral and charlotte Durrence says:

    Desiree and family….we were so sorry to hear about your loss. Ricky and I worked together for many years, but we were also friends. He was always so proud of his boys. His work ethic was beyond reproach. What an example for generations to look back on with fond memories. Our
    thoughts and prayers are with you.

  53. Shea Schrader says:

    Desiree and family, I am so sorry for your loss, you will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

  54. Yvonne Vega says:

    To Ricky’s Family:

    I only knew Ricky a short time. I worked with him at Kraton as a vendor he used. Every time I stopped by the office, Ricky and his team were so kind and helpful. He recently told me and Rick Morgan about a quick trip he and his wife took to Tennessee. He gave me plenty of pointers as I’m traveling there for the first time next month. I will remember him this way, and the happiness he had when sharing all of his recommendations

    I cannot imagine the pain you are experiencing right now and I am so very sorry for your loss. I will keep you all in my prayers during this time,

    Yvonne Vega
    Envirovac

  55. Eric Wilson says:

    I have had the honor of working with Ricky for the last 5 years and he will be missed. The joy he shared when talking of his activities in the community and the concern he demonstrated for his employees everyday was inspiring. Thank you for letting me share some of Ricky’s time on this earth.

  56. Robin Godwin says:

    Desiree, Justin, Wes and Chris,

    Thinking of you during this difficult time. We cannot attend due to illness but we are with you in spirit and love.

    Love and hugs to all,
    Robin and Keith Godwin

  57. Anna M Moore says:

    Desiree, Justin, Wes and Chris
    We are so sorry God gave one of the best angles in this world his wings. Ricky was one of a kind had a big heart and Just an all around Great man..He Loved you to the moon and back. Sending up prayers for you and your family.RIP Pretty Ricky. If you need anything please don’t hesitate to call us.Love you Girlfriend Robbie and Cookie Moore

  58. Lisa and Joy says:

    Our deepest condolences Desiree and family. Such a wonderful man with a smile that was contagious. We will miss you and will keep the leg lamp lit!

  59. Stephanie Wilson says:

    Desiree,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family. Steph

  60. Terri Brown Patillo says:

    Desiree,

    I am so very sorry. Please accept my deepest sympathies and my prayers for your comfort, healing, and peace.
    Terri SCJ Class of 78.

  61. Paige Linton Saussy says:

    Desiree,
    Hunter and I were so sorry to hear about Ricky. I can’t remember a time since high school that you two were not together. I know you will miss him terribly. I am so sorry. You and your boys are in our thoughts and prayers. Paige

  62. Ben and Karen Darieng says:

    Ricky was a true friend. He was inspirational in some of the decisions I faced while knowing him. Our prayers are with you and the family.

  63. Billy Goldberg says:

    So very sad to hear of Ricky’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the Taylor family. Ricky was a man of Integrity and Honor and it was always a pleasure to work with him and his brother Randy. His community involvement helped foster patriotism in the hearts of many. I pray that G-d will help the family find peace through this troubling time.

    Love to the Taylor Family,
    Billy Goldberg

  64. Anne Byerly says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time

  65. Chuck Hudson says:

    Ricky was a good man and will be truly missed. My deepest condolences to the family.

  66. Benny Wilkinson says:

    Ricky was a True inspiration / Leader , would help anyone .He is gonna be missed . My heart goes out to his Family and Pray his Family will be comforted in these sad times

  67. Bob Shiley says:

    Ricky was a true friend and everyone’s confident. If there was a problem of any sort he was the first person to be of help. Rest In Peace my friend, you have earned it.

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