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Bruce Taylor, runnerup for National Volunteer of the Year with Greer non-profit, dies. He was 94.

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Wednesday, March 1, 2017

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Bruce Taylor, runnerup for 2014 National Volunteer of the Year, died Monday. He was 94.
 

Bruce Taylor, runnerup for 2014 National Volunteer of the Year, died Monday. He was 94.

 



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Bruce Taylor checks off his list of people to serve meals. It was conveniently located next to a candy dish Taylor favored.
 

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Bruce Taylor checks off his list of people to serve meals. It was conveniently located next to a candy dish Taylor favored.

 

Bruce Taylor, runnerup for 2014 National Volunteer of the Year, died Monday. He was 94.

Taylor, a World War II veteran, 1949 graduate of Clemson University, served Meals on Wheels into his 90’s.

At age 91 Taylor was entered in an “American Volunteer Contest” for Meals on Wheels and earned the non-profit a $750 donation for his runnerup finish.

Taylor grew up during the era of the Great Depression, volunteered for the Army days after graduating high school in 1942, served in Germany, worked 30 years at Victor Mill and had been involved with Greer Community Ministries since 2004, according to his obituary.

He had been a member of Victor Baptist for more than 50 years.

He said he made sure people got a warm meal a day, friendly companionship and a hug when needed. “I ham it up pretty good,” Taylor said in an interview with GreerToday.com in 2014. “It’s important when I deliver them their meal that I greet them with a smile, too.”

Taylor was issued a proclamation by City Council in 2014.

 

 

 

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