James Levi Taylor Jr., 85, of Louisville, Kentucky, passed away on Monday, November 4, 2019.
He was born on March 16, 1934 in Louisville, Kentucky to the late James and Ethel (Harris) Taylor. He is also preceded in death by his siblings Donald, Roberta, Grace, Tiny, and Doris.
James attended Central High School, after school he proudly served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He retired from the Louisville Water Company after over 25 years of service. James had a passion for cars, loved to travel including road trips and was very independent.
He is survived by his children; Dewayne Smith (Denise), James Taylor (Charlotte),Tara English, James L. Taylor, III., and Stephanie Taylor, a host of grandchildren including Trayshawn, India, Jawan and Daymond, several great-grandchildren and sister Bertha Tharpe (Willie).
Visitation will be from 9:00 am until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 am on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions (235 Juneau Drive Louisville, KY 40243) with burial to follow at 2:00pm at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central (2501 North Dixie Boulevard Radcliff, Kentucky 40160).
The family requests that contributions in James’s memory be made to The American Cancer Society.
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