OBITUARY

James Vernon Taylor

September 23, 1954April 17, 2021

James “Jim” Vernon Taylor stepped into heaven April 17th, 2021 in Conroe, TX at the age of 66, peacefully and rejoicing.

Jim is survived by his wife Terri Taylor; children Sarah Hopkins, husband Scott and children Selah and Micah; Sam Taylor, wife Jordan, daughter Grace; and John Taylor; his brother Paul Taylor, wife Becky; mother-in-law Jo Walters; sister-in-law Kim Bennett, husband Dan; brother-in-law Mark Walters, wife Megan; seven nieces and two nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents William and Anita Taylor; father-in-law Bobby Walters

Jim was born on September 23, 1954 in Pasadena, TX to William and Anita Taylor. He graduated from Sam Houston High School in 1972, and went on to receive his Master’s of Business Administration from Houston Baptist University. He spent over 20 years working in higher education. After leaving and trying his hand at retirement, Jim found a second calling in real estate.

Jim had been a member of West Conroe Baptist Church since 1997. He was an active member in his life group, Cornerstone. He had a passion for spreading the gospel and a bold approach for asking others if they knew Jesus. He was totally unashamed of his Savior.

A come-and-go celebration of life fellowship will be held April 22nd from 4:00-6:00pm at West Conroe Baptist Chapel. There will be an out of town private burial service for family officiated by his pastor Dr. Jay Gross. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the West Conroe Baptist Church, Missions Ministry at 1855 Longmire Road, Conroe, TX 77304, 936-760-1911. For condolences, refer to www.metcalffuneraldirectors.com. Thank you and blessings to the ICU nurses and staff at Memorial Hermann Hospital The Woodlands TX.

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  • FAMILY

  • William and Anita Taylor, Parents (deceased)
  • Terri Taylor, Wife
  • Sarah Hopkins and husband Scott, Daughter
  • Sam Taylor and wife Jordan, Son
  • John Taylor, Son
  • Selah and Micah Hopkins, Grandchildren
  • Grace Taylor, Grandchild
  • Paul Taylor and wife Becky, Brother
  • Bobby Walters, Father-in-law (deceased)
  • Jo Walters, Mother-in-law
  • Kim Bennett and husband Dan, Sister in Law
  • Mark Walters and wife Megan, Brother-in-law
  • Numerous nieces, two nephews, other family members and friends are also left to treasure his memory.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Scott Reaves
  • Mark Walters
  • Don Bennett
  • Alan Thorell

Services

  • Memorial Visitation

    Thursday, April 22, 2021

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Linda Corbin

April 24, 2021

Jim Taylor was my supervisor at Montgomery College following the retirement of our founding vice president, Dr. Pate.
I will always remember the conversations we would have about his family and the love and pride he had for his children.
Jim was also involved with Kiwanis and helped organize many of the events enjoyed by the children in our community.
Jim was very supportive of the people who worked for him. He gave of himself and his knowledge without hesitation.
God blessed Jim with the love of his wife, his family, and all who knew him. Rest in peace Jim and enjoy your well earned heavenly home.

Jake Parks

April 23, 2021

I worked in IT at Montgomery College while Jim was there. He was always kind to me and very approachable. One year there was a talent show and he approached a few of us "rocker" types from different departments about forming a band to play Lenny Kravitz's version of American Woman. I didn't know him very well at the time and was taken a bit by surprise at his request; I had always perceived him as very reserved. The first time we practiced he really came out of his shell and you could tell he was having a great time singing! On the night of the show, he showed up in some fresh Hot Topic gear and sang his heart out. It is one of my favorite memories from my time there.

My condolences to the family. I'm very glad to have known him. Rest in peace, Jim.

Lee Ann Coulson Liebst

April 23, 2021

I worked with Jim at Lone Star College Kingwood many years ago. He was, without a doubt, one of the nicest men I have ever known. My condolences to his family. I know that Heaven welcomed him with open arms.

Cathleen Quayle

April 22, 2021

Jim Taylor was my boss at Montgomery College from 2005-2007. He was the best boss and the kindest man. I am better for having known him. I have no doubt that he is with the angels now.

Katherine Persson

April 21, 2021

Jim, Penny and I became Steve Head's vice presidents - when we and Kingwood college were young. I have many fond memories of Jim. He was the only person I knew who could tell you there was no money in your budget and make you feel sorry for him having to tell you.

He was a kind person and always a gentleman.

Sara Faye Fudge

April 20, 2021

Terri and kids,
I am so very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Please know that I am lifting you up in my prayers for God’s Spirit to surround you with comfort and to give you peace in our Christian hope of resurrection and reunion.
Will be thinking of you Thursday and at the burial to follow.
Love,
Jim’s Cousin Sara Faye

Roxanne Russ

April 20, 2021

Jim and I worked together at LSC-Montgomery College. I often saw Jim in his office taking a break with his well-worn Bible in hand, reading through scripture. He had a gentle spirit and a welcoming smile. I will remember the kindness he always showed me. You were a good man, Jim, and I thank God for letting our paths cross. Rest peacefully my friend.

Michelle Brumley

April 20, 2021

I worked with Jim at Lonestar College-Montgomery Campus for about 10 years. He was always a kind , patient and gentle man. Like his picture , he always had the nicest smile. He made it easy to come to work. My prayers go out to family and loved ones. Rest in Peace Jim.

Dolly Rasco

April 19, 2021

Jim and I started together at North Harris College (Lone Star College). Jim was always a kind and understanding man. We teamed again at Montgomery College, where he was still the same honest gentleman. I had great respect for Jim. It was an honor to work for him. His sweet mom will be there to welcome him home.

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