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Lemuel Kennerly Taylor, IV

Lemuel Kennerly Taylor, IV

Sep 16, 1928 - Apr 6, 2023

Lemuel Kennerly Taylor, IV - Obituary


emuel Kennerly Taylor IV, fondly known as “Bunky” to his friends and family, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior and reunited with his wife, Barbara, on April 6, 2023. Born on September 16, 1928 to the late Ruth White and Lemuel K. Taylor III, Bunky was a lifetime resident of Annapolis, MD. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force in 1946 and served 2 years working as a mechanic and rising to the rank of corporal. In 1950, he enlisted in the National Guard. On August 28, 1952, Bunky married the love of his life, Barbara Judy. They made a good life for themselves and their family, and were by each other’s side for 67 years until Barbara’s passing in December 2019. Bunky had an entrepreneurial spirit. Starting in the 1970s and in between working in sales, he founded two different businesses which he subsequently sold but are still operating in Annapolis today: B&A Electric which is now known as Branch Electric; and one of the first-ever Annapolis bicycles shops, Capital Bicycle, which is now located on Chinquapin Round Road. Throughout his career, Bunky worked on and off for the federal government at the U.S. Naval Academy where he was a purchasing agent for the Department of Defense when he retired in the late 1990s. He enjoyed many hobbies throughout his life but was especially well-known and loved throughout the antiquing community. Golf was also a passion of his for many years. He was an avid golfer on the Senior Tours. Bunky was a long-time member of the Elks Club and a parishioner at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Edgewater, MD. He loved his family and friends and enjoyed sharing his many humorous stories with them. A practical joker at heart, Bunky’s sense of humor was always present to the very end of his journey. He will be forever missed by all that knew him, and will never be forgotten. In addition to his parents and loving wife, Barbara, Bunky was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Ellen Jones. He is survived by his son, Lemuel K. Taylor V of Annapolis and daughter, Terry (Tom) Gunther of Upper Marlboro, MD. He is also survived by six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. There will be a visitation on Thursday, April 13, from 10 until 11:30 AM followed by a brief funeral service at the Kalas Funeral Home & Crematory, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, MD. Burial immediately after the service at St. Mary’s Cemetery on West Street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Tunnel to Towers or Wounded Warrior’s Project. Online condolences may be offered by visiting the link on this page.