James R. Taylor

August 09, 1934 ‒ January 27, 2019

Bellville, Ohio

BELLVILLE: James R. Taylor passed away Sunday, January 27, 2019 in OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital.  He was 84.

James was born August 9, 1934 in Otway, Ohio.  He was 11 when he first met 9 year old Amanda Imogene Boggs at church.  Childhood sweethearts, the two married on May 4, 1953, and thoroughly enjoyed 65 years together.

James enlisted in the Air Force and was honorably discharged on February 1, 1963.  Following his military service, James completed Barber School.  James was also a truck driver, driving for PPG, Barr-Nunn, and Fox.  He retired after 28 years.

James preached for a short time at Troy Church of Christ where he had also served as deacon.

James loved woodworking.  He crafted birdhouses, ducks, and mainly carved wooden toys for his grandchildren.

He is survived by six children & their spouses: Larry (Dusty) Taylor of Marion, Keith Taylor of Bellville, Kathie (Michael) Benear of Seffner, Florida, Lori (Scott) Haymon of Bucyrus, David Taylor of Bellville, and Danny Taylor of Bellville; 12 grandchildren; a gaggle of great-grandchildren; brother Timothy (Judy) Taylor of Ashland and sister Laverne; as well as nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents he is now reunited with his loving wife Amanda Imogene Taylor, and brothers Bud and Kenneth Taylor.

The family will receive friends 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Thursday, January 31, 2019 in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, 81 Mill Rd, where a service celebrating his life will immediately follow at noon.  Celebrant Jerry Wilson will officiate and burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery.


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  • Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. And a special prayer for our friends Lori and Scott Haymon . MAY GOD BE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY at this time and always.

  • My heart goes out to all of you. Hugs to all of you. Prayers that all of you will be at peace. He has reunited with the love of his life and he would want all of you to be happy for him because he is happy now.

  • Will miss you grandpa. The only thing to ease the pain, is knowing you are reunited with the love of your life. Now you can rest in peace.

  • Dear Family of Mr. Taylor,
    I am so sorry for your loss. May God’s promise bring you comfort. There will be “a new earth… and He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore…I am making all things new.”
    Revelation 21:1-5

  • It is with great sorrow that I reflect on the loss of this loved one that has gone to be with the many that waits his arrival James Ray has always been a settled man loved his family and God with all his heart.His wife was so special to him,with the promise of seeing her again was a comfort

  • We are sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Our deepest sympathy to the family in your time of sorrow.

  • My heart goes out to the family during this time of loss. I always called him Mr. Taylor because he had my respect. Of all the goofy things Dan and I did he never once yelled, he was just calm and would shake his head. What a great man and now he is with the love of his life once again.