Jimmy Troyce Taylor, 75 of Jackson, passed away Friday, Mar 25, 2016 at his home. He was born Feb 28, 1941 son of Elvey Eugene and Inez McBride Taylor. He and Tula Ruth Pedigo were married Mar 30, 1963.

Jimmy was a member of the Jackson Church of Christ and served 18 years as a minister for the Church of Christ. He served as the administrator of Hughson Christian School in Hughson, CA and was employed 20 years for Proctor and Gamble, retiring in 2002. He later severed as a substitute teacher for the Jackson R2 Public Schools. Jimmy and Tula were blessed with three mission trips to Cape Town, South Africa.

Loving survivors include his wife, Tula Taylor of Jackson; daughter, Ruth LeAnn (Lee) Simpson of Keller, TX and a son Troyce Dean (Leslie) Taylor of Modesto, CA; 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and 5 brothers.

Visitation will be 10 am-12 pm Saturday, Apr 2, 2016 at Jackson Church of Christ, 310 North Shawnee, Jacckson, MO The funeral service will be 12 pm Sat at the church with Ministers Edd Sterchi and Brian Mitchell officiating.

Memorials may be given to Children’s Home Inc, 5515 Walcott Rd, Paragould, AR 72450 or Jackson Church of Christ.

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  1. al/sue clark

    Jim you will be misses by many of us, a true brother in Christ. I remember all the good times we had camping visiting and playing cards. You and Tula always made everyone feel at home were ever you were at you home, church, or just being together. You were so much help to me when my Mother passed away for this Al and I will always remember you. Your personality was the greatest, You cut up with every one and made us laugh. We love you and Tula very much. God speed.
    Al and Sue Clark

  2. Debbie McFarling

    Tula, Gwen Smith just called me to tell me about Jim’s passing. My sincere condolences on your loss. I will keep you, Ruth Ann, Troyce, and your extended family in my prayers.
    When I received your Christmas newsletter, my first thought was that Jim was the last of the Taylor boys. When I think of Jim, I remember that big smile on his face and his sense of humor and how he loved to tease everyone. I know he will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
    Please know that we will be thinking about you all.
    Debbie Haker McFarling

  3. Donna Haker

    Tula, we are so sorry for your loss. Jim was a wonderful Christian man and I know you will all miss him terribly. You and your family are in our prayers. Love, Troyce and Donna Haker

  4. Donna Haker

    Tula, we are so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was such a wonderful Christian man and I know he will be missed by many. You and your family are in our prayers. Love, Troyce and Donna Haker

  5. Barney and Chris Hartline

    Dear Taylor Family:

    One will look for quite some time in the church to find such a dedicated servant. And Jim Taylor was just such a person. I will look forward to seeing him on the other side.

    A favorite passage describes the life of Jim Taylor.

    Isa 58:8 Then shall your light break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up speedily; your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard.

    Although physical healing from Jim’s illness was not in God’s plan I am sure that God has some big plans for Jim “in the land that lies hidden up there.”

    Unfortunately my wife and I will be out of town this Saturday and will not be at the visitation. But we do want to send our deepest condolences to Tula and the rest of the family.

    In Christ,
    Barney and Chris Hartline

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