James Erwin Taylor

James Erwin Taylor

James Erwin Taylor

Written by Muleskinner Staff

James Erwin Taylor, 81, of Kingsville, Missouri, died Saturday, Aug. 19, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Memorial Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, at Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden, Missorui, with Chaplain Rick Russell of Hospice Partners officiating.

James Erwin Taylor

James was born June 20, 1936, in Nebraska City, Nebraska, the son of Willard Erwin Taylor and Loreen Owens Taylor. He graduated from high school at Wymore, Nebraska. He was united in marriage to Ruthanna Clary on Sept. 3, 1955, in Diller, Nebraska. While residing in Diller, Jim worked for Dempster Manufacturing in Beatrice. In 1959, the couple moved to Kansas City, Missouri. During this time, he worked at Bendix Corp. Later, Jim was a machinist, tool and dye maker for General Motors. The couple later moved to Raytown, Missouri, briefly, prior to moving to an acreage near Kingsville, Missouri, in 1997. In years past, Jim enjoyed flying planes. He was an avid football and baseball fan. He also loved his horses and watching horse racing. He was a 33rd Degree Mason and a longtime member of the Shriner’s.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth; three children, Randy and Debbie Taylor of Independence, Missouri; Terri and Steve Anderson of Kingsville; and Scott Taylor of Holden; thirteen grandchildren, Jeremy and Cynthia Taylor of Raytown; Brent and Rachael Taylor of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; April and Brian Collens of Holden; Nick and Nikki Taylor of Lee’s Summit; Corey and Alicia Fielder of Jonesboro, Georgia; Rikki and Donnnie Renfro of Lowry City, Missouri; Kieth Fielder of Independence; Larry and James Almeida of Denver, Colorado; Zachary and Ashley Buchanan of Kingsville; Harry Anderson of Belton, Missouri; Stephanie and Zach Wolfe of Overland Park, Kansas; Krista and Johnathan Ransdell of Holden; and Michael Taylor of Holden; and twenty-five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Jerry Lee Taylor; sister, Patricia Ottesburg; brother, Garry Dean Taylor; and great-grandson, Alexander Lee Cole.
There will be a private interment at the Wymore, Nebraska Cemetery at a later date.
Online condolences may be left at www.williamsfuneralchapel.net