James "Jim" Bryant Taylor

October 27, 1943September 30, 2020

James "Jim" Bryant Taylor, age 76, of Lenoir, North Carolina passed away on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. James was born October 27, 1943 to the late Charles Bruce Taylor and Mabel Laney Taylor.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brother Wayne Taylor. After College, he was hired at Newport News Ship Building and Dock Company. Once he returned to Lenoir, he went to work with his dad at Taylor Construction Company, where he later became the owner. He was also a member at Crosslink Evangelical Methodist Church in Rutherford College.

Those left to cherish his memory are his high school sweetheart and wife of 55 years, Mary Ann Taylor of the home, son; Andrew Taylor of Charlotte, daughter; Amanda Jo Templeman and husband Sam of Morganton, siblings; Larry Taylor and wife Penny, Gaye Honeycutt and husband Chris along with nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held privately.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Taylor family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the North Carolina Zoo Society at 4403 Zoo Pkwy, Asheboro, NC 27205.

Pendry's Lenoir Funeral Home has the honor of serving the Taylor family.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Deborah Goudelock

October 4, 2020

I am at a loss for words ! Jim was an example of a fine Southern gentleman, and more importantly, was a devout Christian who lived as he believed, set the example for others to follow. Jim was as the saying goes 'as honest as the day is long'. Honored to have called him friend.

Bill Hirsch

October 2, 2020

This is a sad day for me. I've known Jim since Boy Scouts. He was 3 years ahead of me in school. I always looked up to Jim from Boy Scouts on, because he was one of those people who set an example for all of us younger folks on how to handle yourself: always a gentleman, kind, intelligent, friendly, did things the right way. Jim is a wonderful example for any generation on how to be a citizen. My thoughts and prayers are with Mary Ann, their children and families and their extended family as well.

Becky Mangum

October 1, 2020

Jim was such a gentleman and I have been blessed to know he and Mary Ann for a long time. He was kind and conscientious in all he did and he loved his family very much. How blessed he and Mary Ann have been to have had 55 years of marriage! He will be missed by so many in the community and county which he loved and supported. Prayers and love to all the family!

Janet Bryant

October 1, 2020

So sorry for your loss, Mary Ann. Jim was so special to us and we loved him and you. I remember a lot of things he did, but one of the special things was when they were clearing off a lot and brought wood to my dad for his wood stove. He will be missed.

Lee & Donna Reese

October 1, 2020

Mary Ann,
We are so deeply sorry to hear of our friend's passing! He was a wonderful person and a good friend to us. His life was a testament to his belief and love for family and friends! You and your family are in our prayers. If we can be of any help, please let us know.
With much love,
Lee and Donna


October 1, 2020

We are so sad to learn of Jim's passing! Mary Ann, you and Jim have always been among our favorite people. I have many fond memories of our school days. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God wrap His loving arms around you and give you the comfort and peace that only He can give. God bless your family in a special way.
Love In Christ,
Ralph & Kaye Greer Pope


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