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1933 James 2020

James Taylor

January 8, 1933 — May 1, 2020

James E. Taylor 87 of Enfield, passed away Friday May 1, 2020 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. He was born January 8, 1933 in Enfield, the son of Vernon W. and Edna (Wilson) Taylor. He married Inez McIntosh on June 1, 1958 and she preceded him in death on April 24, 2019.

Jim retired after 26 years from Scot Lad. He enjoyed traveling, listening to and writing Country Music. He loved meeting new people and seeking out new restaurants. He was a hard worker his entire life and was constantly thinking of others and their needs. Most of all, He dearly loved his family.

He is survived by his daughters, Marsha (John) Hoskins and Lana (Dennis) Whetstone; granddaughter, Terah Hoskins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Inez; his daughter, Vicky Jo Taylor; brothers, Vernon, Jr., Julian “Bud”, and William Eugene; and his sister, Laverta McNeely.

Private graveside services will be held on Monday May 4, 2020 at McIntosh Cemetery in Enfield. The Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Enfield is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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