James L. Taylor
September 30, 1942
November 2, 2022
Sierra Vista-James L. Taylor, 80, of Sierra Vista passed away, Wednesday, November 2, 2022, surrounded by his family at his home. James, son of the late Glenwood L. and Margaret L. (Gerhards) Taylor was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on September 30, 1942.
He was raised in Harrisburg and graduated from the Steelton-Highspire High School in 1960. James served with the United States Army during the Vietnam War. James met his wife Mary, while he was serving at one of the military dances. They were married March 6, 1965. All James ever wanted was to get married and raise a family. He was truly a devoted husband and father.
James worked as a computer specialist on Fort Huachuca and retired in 1995. He has resided in Sierra Vista for the past 39 years.
His hobbies included traveling around the world and he has visited every continent. He was a Lionel train enthusiast. James visited every state capital and Major League Baseball stadium. James was also an avid Philadelphia Phillies fan, who made it to the World Series this year, but lost to the Houston Astros.
James was predeceased by his wife. He is survived by a daughter, Victoria Kelsey; a son, James R. Taylor (Kyong); and a brother-in-law, James R. Bennett (Tammy). James will be missed by his friends and family.
All services for James will be private. Hatfield Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Don’t remember me with sadness,
Don’t remember me with tears,
Remember all the laughter,
We’ve shared throughout the years.
Now I am contented,
That my life it was worthwhile,
Knowing that I passed along the way,
I made somebody smile.
When you are walking down the street,
And you’ve got me on your mind,
I’m walking in your footsteps,
Only half a step behind.
So please don’t be unhappy,
Just because I’m out of sight,
Remember that I’m with you,
Each morning, noon and night.