James (JT) Taylor
FUNERAL HOME
Magnolia Chapel North
4905 Highway 69 N
Northport, AL
NORTHPORT | James (JT) Taylor, age 76, of Northport, died March 4, 2015, at home in Bonnie's arms. Visitation will be 2 p.m. Sunday, March 8, 2015, at Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home North with Rev. Al Fox officiating. Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home North directing.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Taylor; father, Audley Taylor; brother, Cecil Taylor; sisters, Nena Winager, Rogene Roller, and Mary King; and son, Chris Taylor.
Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Bonnie J. Taylor of Northport; two daughters, Robin Lambert (George) of Tampa, Fla., and Rochelle Taylor (Barbara) of Tampa, Fla.; two sons, Ryan Taylor (Kelli) of Northport, and Scott Taylor (Donya) of Northport; a precious sister who he loved with all his heart, Elizabeth Roberts of Gate City, Va.; grandchildren, Lance Taylor, Logan Taylor, Baylee Watson, Blayne Watson, Dallas Taylor, Dylan Taylor, Jake Lambert, and Mark McGowan; and one great-grandchild, Charlee Taylor.
JT was born August 28, 1938. He was raised in the Gate City, Va., and Kingsport Tenn. area. JT moved to Los Angeles, California in 1957 where he went to work in the textile business. He moved to Tuscaloosa in 1969 to work for Butte Knitting Mills. He managed Steven Fashions in Carrollton, Ala., until he opened his own business in 1978 where he worked until he retired in 2003.
JT's children and grandchildren will always remember him for his witty sayings and all the advice he gave.
JT enjoyed going every day to meet his friends to talk about world affairs and football.
Thanks to all JT's friends at the Moose Lodge 804 and Bill's. There are too many to list. JT loved people.
A very very special thanks to his life long friend, John Haynes (Nettie) of Kingsport, Tenn. John called and talked to him every week. Their house was our home away from home.
Thanks to Charles Potts who he enjoyed shooting the breeze with (as JT would say). Jeff Johnson a good friend to JT who always looked out for him.
Thanks to Leonard Hudson (Sherri), Rayford Hudson (Cathy), Kenneth Hudson (Michelle), Ann Robertson, Julia Hudson, and Nellie Hamner for always praying, being concerned and always there for JT.
Thanks to neighbors for all their thoughtfulness and prayers.
Thanks to Mike Smith, David Kelly, Lou McGee, Kenny Free Rocky Wycinski, Charles Adams and Jeff Sullivan for all their help during JT's illness.
A very special thanks to Dr. Curtis Tucker for his care, compassion and honesty over the last three years. He and his staff were wonderful.
Thanks to Hospice of West Alabama, Lisa, Roxanne and all the staff.
JT will be missed greatly by his little puppy, Zoey, whom he loved dearly.
Any food please give to a needy family or an old person who is not able to cook or doesn't feel like it.
In lieu of flowers please donate to Hospice of West Alabama.



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Published by Tuscaloosa News from Mar. 7 to Mar. 8, 2015.
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Bonnie, So sorry to hear about JT. I was Out of town. If I can help you in any way, please call me.You know Tom and I both loved him. I know Tom is glad to have his best buddy with him now. Prayers for you and your family.Love,Jan
Jan McAnally
March 14, 2015
Bonnie and all family I hope you can find peace instead of sorrow as time allows . My thoughts and prayers are with you now and always I love you u all.
Debbie Winegar
March 9, 2015
Uncle Jimmy , you will be missed so very much by all we loved your sense of humor I could listen to you and mom talk telling story after story about all the things you all did growing up and then some . You always put s smile in the face of everyone you met. Even though we had differences I hope you know I loved you with all my heart and I sm sorry I didnt tell you that before u passed.pkease tell mom how much I miss her and love her . Rest easy now sweet uncle your at peace now. I love you and will miss you Fly high uncle fly high.
Debbie Winegar
March 9, 2015
To Bonnie and all the family...may God give you all you need in this time of loss and sadness..we love you all...
Eileen
March 8, 2015
Uncle Jim you will surly be missed...Mom will be lost without you...but I know you will be together again when we all will rejoice at the right hand of the Heavenly Father...I know you are rejoicing today with your heavenly family...say hello from all of us...we love you..
Eileen...your niece
March 8, 2015
JT, I will, as will we all, surely miss your great sense of humor and excellent company.
March 7, 2015
Dad you will forever be with us! I love you.

Rochelle
March 7, 2015
My condolences to the family. May you find comfort by drawing close to God through prayer. James 4: 8
March 7, 2015
May God be with you in the days ahead.
Ann Robertson
March 7, 2015
Bonnie, may God's peace surround you each day. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Please accept my condolences.
Phil Smith ~ Northport
March 7, 2015
My prayers are with you in this time of need.
Annette Driver
March 7, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Brandi (Barnes) Whitehead
March 6, 2015
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
Karen Barnes
March 6, 2015
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