Southeast Indiana Remembering Trucking Executive

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(Image Courtesy of Baylor Trucking, Bob Baylor, pictured right on the second row) Robert R. Baylor March 7, 1948 - October 25, 2015 (Image Courtesy of Baylor Trucking, Bob Baylor, pictured right on the second row) Robert R. Baylor March 7, 1948 - October 25, 2015
MILAN -

A catalyst for growth for one of Ripley County's largest employers will be laid to rest Saturday in Milan. Bob Baylor joined his family's logistics business, Baylor Trucking, in 1975 at a time when it only had a "handful" of trucks. That fleet has now grown to more than 300. Baylor was 67.

The 1970 Hanover College graduate entered the U.S. Army in 1971 and served as a high school teacher and basketball coach before joining the trucking company with his father, Chester, and brother, Steve, a few years later.

Baylor was also a member of the American Trucking Association board of directors and the Truckload Carriers Association executive committee, as well as past chairman of the Indiana Motor Truck Association. He served as a trustee for nine years at Hanover College and was a dedicated volunteer for the charity Wreaths Across America and fundraiser for Victory Junction Camp for children.

Osgood-based Neal's Funeral Home has announced the following arrangements:

Visitation: October 30 from 4 - 8 p.m. at the Lawrenceburg Event Center

Funeral Services: October 31 at 10:30 a.m. at Hamline United Methodist Church in Lawrenceburg

Burial: St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery in Milan following the funeral service

Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Children Hospital or ALS Therapy Development Institute, www.alstdi.org c/o Bob Baylor Family Memorial.

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