James Taylor Evans

July 19, 1937November 17, 2020

James Taylor Evans DDS, of Frisco, Texas, age 83, passed away on November 17, 2020.

He was born in Aspermont, Texas, to parents Gerald Wilson Evans and Sara (Sadie) Edith Evans. He graduated from Culver Military Academy in 1956 and went on to attend TCU and Baylor Dental School where he graduated in 1964.

Taylor was Board Certified by the American Association of Orthodontics. He practiced Orthodontics for 45 years.

His family and friends will always remember him as an outgoing person. He never met a stranger and could make you feel as the most important person in the room. He excelled as an Orthodontist as well as in his personal relationships with all who knew him.

In June of 1958, Taylor married Netha Lynn Scott in Odessa, Texas. To this union were born three children: Scott, Taylor Jr. and a daughter, Heidi.

June 1998, Taylor met and married Carol Nadine Floyd Cantrell. They shared many good years together and made wonderful memories.

Survivors include: his wife, Carol of Frisco, Texas; son, Gerald Scott and wife Teresa, Dallas, Texas; son Taylor Evans Jr., San Jose, Costa Rica; step-son John Cantrell, Jr. and companion, Jessica Garcia, Frisco, Texas; step-daughter Stacy Cantrell Allen and husband Stanton Allen, Flower Mound, Texas.

He is preceded in death by his parents Gerald and Sadie and his daughter, Heidi.

Taylor leaves behind 14 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and a host of friends who will miss him dearly.

Memorial services are at 2:00 pm on December 5, 2020 at Stonebriar Funeral Home in Frisco, Texas at 10375 Preston Rd. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Taylor’s life.



5 December

Memorial Service

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Stonebriar Funeral Home and Cremation Services

10375 Preston Road
Frisco, TX 75033

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Tamara and Chris Maher

December 3, 2020

We are certainly better having known Taylor. As a member of our care group Taylor never failed to share a bright eyed smile and a welcoming warm hand shake to all. We are all so honored to have shared in his company, and the fellowship of sharing about Jesus together. His love for Jesus was evident and Jesus' Love for him shined as beautiful as the morning light. We will miss him, and are reminded of the scripture in Isaiah 55:12-13. Certainly at Taylor's homecoming, The Lord set it so "The mountains and the hills shall break forth into singing before you, And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands." "Well done good and faithful servant". -Love Always In His Blessed Righteousness, From Lewisiville Care Group "We are Family"

Robert Tyson

December 2, 2020

Growing up in Coleman, Texas where his grandfather Taylor lived, I always looked forward to family gatherings with all of my cousins. Taylor was one of my favorites. He and my brother John were about 4 years older. Sill remember his warming smile. He made me feel important !

Lisa Floyd

November 30, 2020

My name is Lisa Floyd. I am married to Carol's brother Randy. Taylor is our brother-in law. I have to say "is", because we know he is alive and well in Heaven with his Lord Jesus Christ. Randy and I love Taylor very much! One of my memories of him that I cherish is when we were having a family reunion in the fall of 2006. I had undiagnosed throat cancer at the time. Taylor knew that I had a large lump in my neck and asked everyone to lay hands on me and pray for my healing. He also prayed I could keep my teeth as this was questionable at the time...due to Radiation on my mouth. Thanks to the precious prayers of everyone there, all the prayers of my family and friends, many more prayers from people I have never met, and the Good Lord above... I have survived throat cancer and have been cancer free since Dec. 2006. I also have all of my teeth which are perfectly healthy. Taylor is a man who believed in Randy and I in business ventures as well. He has always been a very kind loving brother to us, and we will miss him while we are apart. We do know, however, that someday we will be together forever in Heaven above, by the Precious Grace of God.

Michael Maxwell

November 29, 2020

I have known Taylor Evan's since I was 6 years old and have found memories of him and his family.
I always thought the world of Taylor and have great respect for him. God bless, love and prayers to the Evan's family.

Brayden Cantrell

November 28, 2020

I have so many memories with him, but if I had to chose a favorite it would be when we would sneak into his office at the practice and he would give me and my cousin Katie some Skittles from his work stash

Sunnie Stewart

November 28, 2020

I’m so sorry to hear about Taylor and will be praying for Carol and the family. He was SUCH a kind person who instantly made anyone feel like a friend.

Marrin Chikomba

November 28, 2020

I have only nice memories of you and I cherish you in my heart.

You were a teacher to me since the day I met you. The day we met was the day my whole world took a spin in the right direction. The day I got the honor to have you in my life. I just want to say thank you.

I don't know how it's possible but I literally felt pain in my heart, like it was breaking. How egocentric of me to think how to live without you instead of thinking about you. I didn't know how to react or what was right to do in that moment. All I knew is  you were part of my  world and my world was falling apart.

You helped me grow as a person and become strong. I became so strong that people wanted me by their side. I became their rock as you became mine. I started dreaming about my future and I started to desire so many things. I wanted success at many different things and you and Carol  supported me with everything. By just being you and just being there for me you gave me so much strength.

You even changed my opinion on others. I started to see the good in people instead of the bad. I started to see the good in life.  When I lost you I realized God's plan had been fulfilled.  I never wanted to get into healthcare and never truly understood why God would lead me down that path. Now I finally know for all the good things u had done God is faithful and placed me in your life on your final journey. 

So this is a big thank you. Thank you for the most amazing years of my life. Thank you for every lesson, every good and bad day I had with you. Thank you for teaching me what love means through your family. I never had such a big connection with anyone. You were and still are one in a trillion. I believe that I will never meet someone so special like you were.

Thank you for teaching me that it's never too late to do anything.All the stories I heard about you from carol. You touched my soul and you gave me so much hope.  Everything happens for a reason and you coming in my life was the best thing


November 28, 2020

Dr .Evans touched a lot of hearts during his practice as an orthodontist. He was a mentor, doctor, friend, but most of all a FATHER to us .He treated us as a big family at SmileXo . Fun-filled drama and laughter are shared during those times .No dull moments!!!I guess that's how he is, he wants to always include everyone on his journey. I am very grateful to have known such a great Man !!!I guess it is safe to say that I am not the way I am right now if I have not known you JTE!!!We love you and you will be greatly missed!
Cheers to you in heaven!!

John Tyson

November 28, 2020

To the Taylor Evans Family ------
With regret --- Carol called me of Taylor's demise. Now, Taylor has no more suffering and distress --- that is a Blessing.
June and I will not be able to attend the Memorial Service on
December 5, 2020 due to a previous commitment.
A lot of memories are stored about our childhood to adult
experiences. Our condolences to all the Taylor Evans Family.
Respectfully ------
John P. Tyson M.D.
Denison, Texas


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