James Alvin Taylor, Jr., passed away peacefully on April 10, 2023, in McColl, South Carolina.
There are no services planned.
Born on August 23, 1954, in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, he was the son of the late James Alvin Taylor, Sr. and Murrel Lee Tyson Taylor.
James’ intelligence and wit were evident in all aspects of his life, from his extensive knowledge of the Bible to his ability to make others laugh with a well-timed joke.
James had a keen eye for beauty and was a talented artist. He found great pleasure in painting, often spending hours creating vibrant and detailed works of art. His love of color and design was also evident in his enthusiasm for every holiday, with Halloween being his favorite.
As a true animal lover, James had a special place in his heart for all creatures, great and small. He was known to take in strays and provide them with the love and care they deserved. His gentle and nurturing spirit was a beacon of hope for many animals in need.
James was a proud hippie, embracing the values of love, peace, and understanding. His selflessness and kindness were evident in his everyday actions, as he consistently put the needs of others before his own. Those who knew James could always count on him to lend a helping hand, whether it was fixing a broken item or offering a shoulder to cry on.
Throughout his life, James was known for his infectious sense of humor. He loved to joke and make others laugh, brightening the days of those around him. His laughter will echo in the memories of all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
James was the best big brother, always looking out for his siblings and offering them guidance and support. His unwavering love for his family was a shining example of the kind of person he was. He will be remembered as a loving brother, a devoted husband, and a caring friend.
He is survived by his sisters; Linda Taylor, of the home, Sheila Taylor of Charlotte, NC, Amy Gillum (Lewis) of Thomasville, NC and Mirriam Love (Larry) of Monroe, NC, and his brother, Ronald Wilson. James also shared a deep love with his late wife, Kathy Taylor, who preceded him in death, along with his sister Pat Arey.
Bumgarner Family Funeral Service is assisting the family.
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