Robert “Leon” Taylor passed away peacefully on June 24, 2019 after 76 well lived years.
Memorial Service: 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Winscott Road Funeral Home, 1001 Winscott Road, Benbrook, Texas 76126. Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m., prior to the service.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests gifts to be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Leon was born in Granbury, Texas on June 24, 1943 to Sidney and Pete Taylor. When Leon was two, the family moved to Fort Worth where he attended Monnig Junior High and Brewer High School. He spent his childhood days surrounded by his brother, sisters and many cousins. During his teen years, he spent most of his time around Z-Boaz Golf Course where he found his love and passion for golf. He began working at Ridglea Country Club where he met and worked alongside Raymond Gafford. In 1964, he began working for The Ben Hogan Company. While at Ben Hogan, he built golf clubs for amateur golfers as well as many professional golfers. He worked for Ben Hogan until the Fort Worth plant closed in 1993. Leon then began working for Rick Wright at Target Golf which he often said was the best six years of his career. He was able to help people develop their skill and build custom golf clubs. In 1999, he began working for Ben Hogan again but under the Spaulding name. He worked there until he retired in 2002 due to his health. Throughout his career and retirement, he traveled the country to play golf and assisted many professional golfers during tournaments.
When Leon wasn’t doing all things golf, you could find him with his family, country western dancing or watching fast pitch softball. Leon loved golf but his greatest love was for his family.
Leon was preceded in death by his father, Louis “Sidney” Taylor, his mother, Julia Christine “Pete” Taylor, his sister, Betty Jo Traffanstedt and brother, Loyd Harold Taylor.
Leon is survived by his daughter, Dedra Nunez; grandsons, Danny Nunez and Tony Nunez; granddaughter, Jayde Nunez; sister, Pam Layton and husband, Arnold; nephew, who he considered a brother, Larry Traffanstedt; numerous family members, friends; and beloved faithful companion of 14 years, Kay Stief.
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