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James Aubrey Taylor, Jr.
  • August 20, 1948
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  • August 07, 2021

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James Aubrey Taylor Jr., age 72, went home to be with the Lord on August 7, 2021, in The Villages, FL.

James is survived by his wife, Willa Sue Taylor, of Ocala, FL; his son, Jason Taylor, of Leesville, LA; his son Scott Bragdon of Jacksonville, FL.; his daughter Shawna Chancey (Robert) of Ocala, FL, and his son Ryan Taylor (Sharon) of Citra, FL. He is also survived by his twin sister Sandra (San) Taylor; brother Ralph (Skip) Taylor (Sheila); sister Karen (Kay) Tate (Jerry); brother Greg Taylor (Daysi); Grandchildren Raymond D. Heaton III (Carol); Riley Heaton (Amara), Victoria Busby (Chase), Lauren Wisby (Gage), Wesley Heaton, Cole Chancey, Brittny Taylor; Corbyn Taylor; Lydia Vidal, and 10 Great-Grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents James Aubrey Taylor Sr.; Mary Jane Taylor of Sparr, FL; his daughter Michelle Taylor Heaton of Leesville, LA; and his brother Robert Taylor, of Sparr, FL.

James was born on August 20, 1948, in Sanford, FL, to parents James Aubrey Taylor Sr. and Mary Jane Spotts Taylor. He graduated from Cocoa High School. James was an Army Veteran and served in Vietnam. James retired from Marion County Solid Waste. During retirement he volunteered in the Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) program.

James married Willa Sue Scott in 1988, blending their families together. The couple had one child together. James was a great family man and a loving husband and father. He was a great cook and loved cooking for family get togethers. His family and friends will always remember him as man with a big heart and lots of stories to tell.

A celebration of life service for James will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, August 20, 2021, at Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation Society, 954 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, Florida 34470. All are welcome to attend and celebrate James’s life. Pastor Jason Wilson will officiate the service. Military honors will also be performed at the celebration of life service. Online condolences may be shared at www.baldwincremation.com


Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation Society
954 East Silver Springs Boulevard

Date & Time:
August 20, 2021 at 10:00 AM

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  1. Beverly Martin Daly says:
    20 Aug 2021
    I did not know Jim but I am a distant cousin to Willa Sue. I am so sorry to hear of his tragic loss. The family is in my prayers.

  2. Sandra & Woody Gilliland says:
    19 Aug 2021
    Jim, You will be missed by all who knew and loved you. RIP sir, you served your country well, and loved your family and friends with a kind heart and a bright spirit.
    Woody and Sandy Gilliland
    Belleview, Florida

  3. Tom,Sherri,Kristofer and Megan Viscione lit a candle:
    19 Aug 2021
    Lit since August 19, 2021 at 8:13:56 PM

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    19 Aug 2021
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  5. Elizabeth O"Neal says:
    16 Aug 2021
    Prayers to the family. I know he will be greatly missed.

  6. James Smith says:
    16 Aug 2021
    Jim (Dad), I've known the family for over 20 years and you have talked....just talked to me like a man but also as a parent. You and two other men I deem worthy of the title "Dad" and my love, friendship and honor having you around to conversate with will be sorely missed dad. You were always a great man to me, shown me respect and love. For that I, honor you Dad. You will always be remembered by a guy who loves you like family. I wait patiently to be reunited with you again. Love you Dad........Andy

  7. Janulee Ann Shirvis says:
    15 Aug 2021
    Dear Jim,

    I will miss the most "delicious" meals you made and seeing your smiley face with sparkling blue eyes. I have fond memories of our precious times together, which will never be forgotten.

    With heavenly hugs, Janulee

  8. Shawna Chancey says:
    14 Aug 2021
    You've always been there for me no matter what. You've endured my teenage years, my many calls for a ride home, flat tires and broke down vehicles, moving out or back home, my wedding day, the birth of my son, graduations, every new job & job promotion, and everything else in between. You're unconditional love and devotion as a father has impacted my life forever. I will cherish every memory and love you forever. Until we meet again, I know you will continue to watch over me.
    Love Always,

  9. Brandy Vaught lit a candle:
    14 Aug 2021
    Lit since August 14, 2021 at 8:32:33 PM

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