James R. Taylor
August 09, 1934 ‒ January 27, 2019
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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