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Remembering Robert Naylor

Co-founder of Neshobe Golf Club

The late Robert Naylor was a skilled golfer, and along with the late Herbert LaRock, founded the Neshobe Golf Club where he had served as president and general manager.

The late Robert Naylor was a skilled golfer, and along with the late Herbert LaRock, founded the Neshobe Golf Club where he had served as president and general manager. File art

— Vermont golfers and members of the Brandon-area community are mounting the loss of Robert Naylor.

The local golfer, a former veteran and businessman, died last month, at the age of 92. Naylor was born in Weybridge May 23, 1920. He was the son of William and Faith (McCray) Naylor.

Naylor entered active military service in 1942 and was released from active duty as a first lieutenant in 1946; he returned home and began his career with General Mills as the branch manager in Brandon. He later became district manager and was responsible for branches in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and New York. He afterwards founded the R.J. Naylor Co., which was eventually sold to H.K. Webster which became Blue Seal Feeds.

Naylor later worked for the Johns Manville Co., as a sales representative and later as regional manager for New England. He retired from Johns Manville in 1986.

Naylor was a skilled golfer, and along with the late Herbert LaRock, founded the Neshobe Golf Club where he had served as president and general manager.

He was a member of St. Paul’s Masonic Lodge 25 F. & A.M., Cairo Shrine and belonged to several other Masonic bodies. He was also a member of Brandon American Legion Post #5, the Elks Club of Rutland and the Vermont Senior Golf Association.

Surviving are a son, Robert J. Naylor, II of Sudbury, and a daughter Leslie Naylor Kelly of Brandon. He was predeceased by his wife, Alta Wheatley Naylor in 2001.

The Rev. Albert Baltz, chaplain of the Vermont Army National Guard, will officiate at a private ceremony for family and friends.

Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made, in his memory to the Rutland Area Visiting Nurse & Hospice, 7 Albert Cree Dr., Rutland 05701, or to the Brandon Area Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 232, Brandon 05733.

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