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James H. (Jim) Taylor Jr.


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James H. (Jim) Taylor Jr. Obituary
James H. (Jim) Taylor, Jr.

Asheville - James H. Taylor, Jr. (Jim) passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 22, 2018 in Asheville, NC. He was born 4 February 1939 in Kinston, NC to the late Sally Smith Taylor and James Harvey Taylor, of Hugo, NC.

A Private Graveside Service was conducted in Kinston, NC. There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date in Asheville.

James H. Taylor, Jr. received his B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina in 1961. Jim worked in the healthcare profession his entire career. He started as a bench chemist with Baxter Travenol in Kingstree, SC, before retiring 30 years later as Baxter International's Corporate Vice President of Manufacturing Operation and Strategy. After leaving Baxter International, Jim served as Vice President of Global Technology of Nestle Clinical Nutrition from 1995 to 1997. Jim then joined Boston Scientific in 1999 as Executive Vice President of Corporate Operations, and he worked there until retiring in 2005.

He is survived by his wife, Sherry Tucker Taylor; daughter, Dr. Marian H. Taylor-Rahaim and husband, Tony of Charleston, SC; son, James H. Taylor III (Jay) and wife, Hala of Asheville, NC; grandsons, Jason and Simon Taylor of Asheville, NC; brother, Charles E. Taylor of Kinston, NC; and all of his beloved horses and dogs.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue in Asheville, NC.
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Aug. 5, 2018
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