James T. Taylor


James T. Taylor, 76 formerly of Syracuse and Goshen, died Monday, May 13, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center.
He was born May 6, 1943, in Valdosta, Georgia.
On June 10, 1976, he married Jean Pebbley. She died Sept. 10, 2016.
Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer Wright, Nappanee; son, T. Jeff (Mary) Taylor, Nappanee; four grandchildren, Danae Emanuel, Cody Hollis, Erica (Marc) Emanuel Yoder and Timothy "TJ" Wright; two great-grandchildren, Jourdan Emanuel and Zoee Hollis; and four sisters, Erleen (Thomas) Rassi, San Diego, Tina Ralston, Elkhart, Shelly (Robert) Leinbach and Pat (Robert) Volgelzang, both of Goshen.
Along with his wife he was preceded in death by his father, Samuel Taylor; his mother, Thelma (Thomas) Leer; and stepfather, Russell Leer.
Mr. Taylor was an engineer at Goshen Rubber for 30 years prior to retirement.
Visitation will be Thursday, May 16, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, 1911 S. Main St., Goshen, where a 10 a.m. funeral service will be conducted Friday, May 17. The Rev. Terry Tyler will officiate.
According to his wishes, cremation will take place at Yoder-Culp Crematory. Burial will take place at Rock Run Cemetery, Goshen, at a later date.
Memorial gifts may be directed to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com
Published on May 14, 2019
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