James N. “Jim” Taylor, 83, of Englewood, Fla., passed away Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.
He was born Feb. 11, 1930, in Wilmington, Del., and relocated to Englewood, in 1987.
Jim graduated from Conrad High School in 1949 and, as an excellent athlete, starred in football, basketball, track, and later bowling and golf. He worked at many locations; started his own business; and last worked at Gasparilla Marina in Englewood. Jim was a Life Member of the Elks Lodge 2378 in Englewood. He served his country in the U.S. Naval Reserves during the Korean conflict.
Jim is survived by his sister, Doris (Bill) Carrow; brother, Jerry Taylor; son, Paul (Barbara) Schechinger; daughter, Anita (Jack) Hetherington; a nephew; a niece; and four granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carole (nee Schechinger) Taylor; father, James Taylor; mother, Marion Ingram; and step-father, Lee Ingram.
A Memorial Service is scheduled at noon, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Lemon Bay Funeral Home, 2 Buchans Landing, Englewood, FL 34223. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jim’s honor can be sent to Tidewell Hospice, 12034 N. Access Road, Port Charlotte, FL 33981 or Elks Lodge, 401 N. Indiana Ave., Englewood, FL 34223. You may express your condolences to the family at www.lemonbayfh.com.
Jim’s family offers their praise to Sunset Lake Rehabilitation staff and Tidewell Hospice staff for their outstanding care, compassion, and support.