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.