James ‘Jim’ D. Taylor

A funeral was held today, October 5, 2021 for 95-year-old James “Jim” D. Taylor of Perryville, Missouri who passed away Thursday, September 30, 2021 at Independence Care Center in Perryville.

He was born January 12, 1926 in Alton, Missouri to Ambrose Leander and Mary Nancy (Roberts) Taylor, who both preceded him in death.

He and Mildred “Lou” Terry were married May 9, 1947 in Alton, Missouri. She survives in Perryville.

He is also survived by two sons: Randy (Patti) Taylor of Perryville, Mo. and Jim (Patty) Taylor of Columbia, Mo.; two daughters: Terry (Michael) Wengert and Stephanie Taylor both of Perryville, Mo.; nine grandchildren; and 23 great grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters: Dwight Taylor, Evan Taylor, Lee Taylor Jr., Theta Ross, Allie Paglia, Ruby Haldiman and Rita McDowell.

Jim served in WWII with the United States Army Air Force.

He worked for the University of Missouri Extension Service and the US Department of Agriculture. He also served as the Public Administrator of Perry County for eight years.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Perryville, the American Legion Post No. 133 and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

Visitation was 4-7 p.m. Monday, October 4, 2021 and 8 a.m. until time of service today, Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at United Methodist Church in Perryville.

A funeral for 95-year-old James “Jim” D. Taylor of Perryville was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at the United Methodist Church in Perryville with the Rev. Kevin Barron officiating.

Burial was at Home Cemetery in Perryville with military honors provided by the U.S. Air Force and American Legion Post No. 133.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to United Methodist Church, Perryville, Missouri.

Online condolences may be made at www.fordandyoungfuneralhome.com.

Ford & Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.