James “Jimmy” Roy Taylor

James “Jimmy” Roy Taylor


James Roy Taylor, 45 of Independence, MO passed away Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Centerpoint Medical Center, Independence, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his father Roy G. Taylor. He is survived by; his wife, Tina Taylor, of the home; son, Dakota Taylor of the home; daughter and son-In-Law, Shawna and Clinton Rusher, Camp Pendleton, CA; son, Jeffrey Van Gorp, Ft. Hood, TX; granddaughters, Brylie & Madison Rusher, Camp Pendleton, CA; his mother, Helen Taylor, Grain Valley, MO; sister and brother-In-Law, Kathy and Steve Davidson, Blue Springs, and niece Ashley and Aaron Thomas, Blue Springs, MO.

Jimmy loved his family more than anything and spent all of his time with them. He was the most wonderful husband, father, Papa, son and friend.  He worked at The City of Raytown for 8+ years. He will be deeply missed by all. Please bring your favorite memory to write down, cards will be provided. Also, this will be a casual gathering, feel free to wear your blue jeans.

A Memorial Service / Celebration of Life is scheduled for Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 10:00 – 12:00 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd. Raytown, MO 64133 (816) 313-1677.



  1. Denise Allison on January 7, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    I dont ever remember Jimmy without a smile on his face. He was the most caring, sweet, loving kid and seemed to never change as he grew up. He will be missed so very much by everyone who knew him. God bless Tina and the family for the loss of such a great husband, father and PaPa. As I said before, the Lord got another good one!
    His presence will always be with those who believe. Rest in Peace Jimmy. We all miss you and love you. ????

  2. Amy Baldwin on January 7, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Tina and family,
    I just don’t know what to say. I’m so sorry for the deep loss of such a wonderful husband and friend. Cherish the beautiful memories as I know there are many. I pray you feel comfort and strength from those around you. I love you

  3. Tammy (Rogers) Donnici on January 7, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    I knew Jimmy from our grade school days at Ott School all the way up through high school. I was shocked and saddened to hear of his passing. He was well liked by those of us who knew him back in school. Tina, I don’t know you, but my heart goes out to you and your family. God Bless!

  4. Vernice Chalmers on January 11, 2014 at 8:13 am

    Tina, I don’t know what to say. My heart aches for you and your family. He was such a sweet wonderful man, husband, father and papa. He will be missed by all who knew him. God bless you and your family. Love you

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