Jimmie Lee Taylor, age 72 of Defiance, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center.
He was born on December 26, 1947 to Waldron and Doris (Nelms) Taylor at Feds Creek, Kentucky. On December 10, 1976 he married Wanda (Steele) Taylor, who resides in Defiance.
Jimmie worked at General Motors in Defiance for several years until his retirement in 1994. After retirement he installed Dish Satellites. Jimmie enjoyed reading his bible, and playing cards. Jimmie will be sadly missed by his family and many good friends.
Jimmie is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Wanda Taylor of Defiance, his children, Cindy (Louis) Darling of Washington Courthouse, OH, Angia (Shannon) Martin of Mt. Sterling, OH, Candi (Ted) Berner of Defiance, Kimberly Taylor of Toledo, Kristen Taylor of Toledo, and Larry (Kelly) Bussing of Travelers Rest, SC. He also leaves behind ten grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, sisters, Pearl (Dallas) Carroll, Ann (Walt) Snyder, Jackie (Paul) Travis, and Brenda (Richard) Nafziger, all of Defiance, and his brothers, Thomas (Paula) Taylor, Ronnie Taylor, and Dallas (Tammy) Taylor, all of Defiance, and Johnny Taylor of Ft. Myers, FL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and sisters, Lily Ball and Leeta Rose.
Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 pm on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Schaffer Funeral Home South, Lawson/Roessner Chapel (1753 S. Clinton Street). Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, February 14, 2020 at Schaffer Funeral Home South, with Rev. Terry Hawkins, officiating. Burial will follow the service at Rochester Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center. Online condolences can be given at www.Schafferfh.com.
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