Obituary: James A. Taylor

by Staff on December 21, 2012

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James “Jim” Taylor was called home by his Lord and Savior on December 13, 2012, at home in Colorado Springs, Colorado, surrounded by his wife, Mary Ellen (Wood) Taylor, daughters Julie Taylor Gilmore and Jill Taylor, son-in-law Michael Gilmore and beloved granddaughter Abbey Gilmore.

Jim was born September 26, 1940, in Mitchell, Indiana, to Charles and Alice Flynn Taylor.

Jim is also survived by five sisters: Margaret (Jay) Grace, Rose Grace, Judy Reynolds, Lena (Bud) Tanksley, and Marlene (Carl) Tinkle; two brothers: Frank (Linda) Taylor and Randy Taylor of Indiana. Also surviving are sister-in-laws Betty Rose Taylor and Sandy Taylor Asbury, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by both parents, four brothers (Paul, Robert, Michael, and Charles Taylor) and one sister (Betty Taylor).

Jim served in the United States Army from 1960 to 1980, serving as a drill sergeant and military police officer at Fort Riley, Kansas.

Jim was an avid hunter and fisherman and excelled at sharing not only his bounty but his stories and adventures. He loved being in the great outdoors, his church, camping with the FCRV Trailblazers, and spending time with his family.

A memorial will be held at a later date at the Church of God in Mitchell, Indiana.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundations, The Gideons International, or the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements by: The Springs Funeral Services, (719) 328-1793.

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