James "Buddy" Taylor

Feb 17 2014

68 year old James "Buddy" Taylor of Smithville died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was an avid fisherman, a former sheet metal mechanic and he attended the New Home Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Taylor was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Winnie Summers Taylor; a sister, Faye Lohorn; and several nieces and nephews. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Brenda Taylor; two children, Jeff and wife Kim Taylor and Jennifer Neal all of Smithville. Eight grandchildren, Elicia Taylor and husband Jonathon Puckett and Travis and wife Olivia Neal all of Smithville, Megan Neal of Rock Island, Casey Taylor, Olivia Taylor, Dalton Williams, Kati Williams, and Mason Taylor all of Smithville. Three great grandchildren. Twelve brothers and sisters, Ricky and Diane Taylor and Tony and Vickie Taylor all of Murfreesboro, Ronnie Taylor, Jerry Taylor, and Jimmy and Rita Taylor all of Smithville, Christine and Melvin Reeder, Linda and Alvin Armour, Peggy and Ralph Tramel, Judy and Ronnie Redmon,Darlene Jones, and Sandra and Cameron Dunn all of Smithville, and Mary and Jack Ludy of Smyrna. Two sisters-in-law, Linda and Jim Mabe and Joyce and Terry Young all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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