Jim Taylor

19471210 –

 20181021

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Jim Taylor passed away October 21, 2018. A time of fellowship and remembrance is scheduled Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 6-8 p.m. at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life of 70 years on Thursday, October 25, 2018, at 1 p.m. at LakeRidge United Methodist Church.

Jim Taylor was born on December 10, 1947, to John and Olivia Taylor in Fairmont, West Virginia. On June 20, 1970, James married Jan Davis at First United Methodist Church in Nocona, Texas. Jim graduated from Abilene Cooper High School in 1965.  He then went on to graduate from Abilene Christian University in December 1973.  After college, Jim worked with Southwestern Bell for ten years and then joined Plains Cotton Cooperative Association where he served as the Vice President Of Administration and Human Resources for over 30 years.  Jim retired in January 2013.  He also served on the Board of Directors for the Lubbock Area United Way, South Plains Food Bank, and Breedlove Dehydrated Food Plant in Lubbock.  Jim was a charter member of LakeRidge United Methodist Church, teaching Bible Class and co-founded Backyard Missions.

His passion was working with Backyard Missions, whose goals are to keep people warm and dry by offering free home repairs. For over 20 years, Jim served hundreds of families across the South Plains.

Survivors include his, mother, Olivia Minerva Taylor; wife, Jan Taylor; daughter, Chelsea Diane Jones and husband, Chad; two granddaughters, Ella Taylor, and Ashlee Diane Jones; siblings, John Taylor and wife, Kathy; David Taylor and Jacque Lawson.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Thomas Taylor.

 

Memorials

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Backyard Missions, 8205 Quincy Ave, Lubbock, TX 79424, www.backyardmission.org, or LakeRidge UMC Imagine Building Campaign, 4701 82nd St, Lubbock, TX 79424, http://lakeridgeumc.org/serve/giving/.

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2 thoughts on “Jim Taylor”

  1. So sorry for your loss of this loving, giving man. Jan, I am a member of the Lakeridge Ladies widows group. I hope you will attend one of our activities when you feel like it.

  2. I’m so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was a good man. I always remember the generous hospitality of Jim and Jan at their home every Sunday during my college years. He will be missed, but I’m sure he heard, “Well done, good and faithful servant”.

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