James Edward Taylor Jr.

August 21, 1942June 10, 2020

It is with great sadness that we share that James (Jim) E. Taylor Jr., 77, died peacefully at home on June 10, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. Jim was born in Buffalo, NY on August 21, 1942. He was the oldest son of James Taylor, Sr. and Grayce Hughes. Jim lived in the Buffalo area for 65 years and graduated from the University at Buffalo. He worked as a stock broker/ financial advisor for several firms and In 1991 he opened his own successful financial management company, Buffalo Investment Group. Jim was always a sportsman, playing baseball, tennis, hockey, golf. He was on ski patrol in the winter and raced sailboats on Lake Erie in the summer. Jim did much fundraising and volunteering for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. An Eagle Scout himself, Jim also remained active with the Boy Scouts throughout his life, both in Buffalo and then into his retirement years in North Carolina.

In 2008, Jim moved to his home at St. James Plantation in Southport, North Carolina. During his time in Southport, Jim captained several USTA tennis teams, played many different golf courses and took up racing remote control sailboats. He loved to travel and he and his wife Wendy, had many memorable trips to the Caribbean, Europe, and throughout the United States.

Jim is survived by his wife of twenty years, Wendy Sharp Taylor, his daughter Melonie Taylor and husband Gary Schneider, son James Taylor IV and wife Sara, his stepchildren: Jennifer Moog, Jessica Moog and Jonathan Moog and wife Alyssa, 10 grandchildren: Devin, Emma, Sienna, Marley, Jessica, Ian, Katie, Jake, Cameron and Matthew. He is also survived by his brother Craig and wife Karlina, sisters Cheryl and husband Tom, Melinda and husband Paul. They all love him dearly and will miss him very much as Jim was active in all their lives, visiting and always offering to help. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, charismatic personality, his generous heart and love of others. “A hail fellow well met”, James Joyce.

A memorial service will be planned when permissible.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or locally to The Boys and Girls Homes - PO Box 127, Flemington Dr, Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450 where Jim took Christmas gifts for all.

Online condolences may be made at

Peacock - Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport, North Carolina.


  • No service is planned at this time.


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Karl Thomsen

June 10, 2021

BIG Jim,
Still miss your big smile and voice at the pond. Sailing today
and will think of you.

Kevin O’Connor

June 10, 2021

Big Jim,

We miss you! The courts at SJP just aren’t the same without you.


Patricia Walsh

June 23, 2020

Dear Wendy and family, I am so very sorry about Jim's passing. May he rest in peace. Amen.
May you also find some degree of comfort in your remembrances of Jim - his wonderful, vibrant personality, full of good humor and all the times you shared with him. Although my relationship with Jim was that of an investment client, our interactions always contained a bit of joy and good humor. I will always remember Jim - unforgettable character that he was. You all remain in my thoughts and prayers. Blessings to Jim. Blessings to you all.
Patricia Walsh

Kelly and Ted TURNER

June 22, 2020

Dear Wendy,
We are so very sorry for your loss. Ted and I just loved Jim. He was larger than life, a caring friend and just an all around good guy that loved life. We will be with you in spirit when a Memorial service is allowed. Keeping you, your family and all of Jim's family and loved ones in our prayers. He will be dearly missed.

Patrick and Ann Killeen

June 20, 2020


So sorry to hear of your loss. We remember the night we met you and Jim about ten years ago at the STJ beach club pool and we ate our OKI sub shop sandwiches and watched the sunset together. We always enjoyed our "Shrimp" runs to Varnamtown and the various social encounters we have had over years. We will surely miss Jim's infectious smile and bubbly personality. Ann and I hope we can together and have a glass of wine and a "Shrimp Cocktail" in Jim's memory soon.

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Lots of love,

Patrick and Ann...

Bill Gersten

June 19, 2020

I will miss my good friend “Jimbo”, one of the greatest guys you ever want to meet, always had a big smile and larger than life personality. Rest In Peace my friend.

Diana Storm

June 18, 2020

Dear Wendy,

First of all I am so sorry for your loss and wish you healing in the days ahead. I love the photos you choose for this site. What a perfect picture of JIM with his great big smile. I am blessed to have had him as a friend Who brought so much laughter to my life, and that is the greatest gift. Dave and I will miss him, Love, Diana

Chester Michewicz

June 16, 2020

I will remember Jim's great sense of humor, and I always enjoyed being in his company.

Bob & Stephanie Feldman

June 15, 2020

Stephanie and I want to express our condolences to you and your family. As a new arrival here, Jim was quick to welcomed me onto his tennis team. His upbeat personality what is a trait you couldn’t miss.He will be missed by all.

Margie Herberger

June 15, 2020

How lucky we were to meet Jim when he and Wendy, my friend from our teaching days, traveled West a few years ago. I'm so thankful that Wendy reached out to me. We were able to spend a lovely couple of days showing them around our home in Southwest New Mexico, laughing and introducing them to some of our favorite places around town. We so enjoyed their company that we were sad when they left.
Wendy and family, our thoughts and prayers go out to you. You are in our hearts. We'll always treasure the memories of that visit.