James Ralph Taylor, 80, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. He was born in Douglas, Georgia in 1938 to the late James and Evie (Nelson) Taylor. He has lived in Jacksonville most of his life. He was a devoted Christian and a member of Old Plank Road Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend and will be dearly missed. He is preceded in death by his daughter Melinda Taylor and three great-grandchildren. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Charlene Taylor; sons, Ricky Taylor (wife Sue), and Michael Taylor (wife Dunia); daughters, Debbie Carelock (husband Daron), Melissa Taylor Bolton, and Tammy Taylor; brother Randolph Taylor (wife Lisa). Grandchildren, Brittany, Courtney, Heather (husband Greg), Lance, Christopher, Mikaela, Taylor, Christy, Jennifer, and Mandy; 10 great-grandchildren. And a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held on Saturday October 5, 2019 at 11am in the Old Plank Road Baptist Church, 8964 Old Plank Road, with Pastor Larry McGinley officiating. Interment will follow in the Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Jacksonville. The visitation will be held at the church on Friday evening starting at 6pm until 8pm. Arrangements are under the direction of Cedar Bay Funeral Home, Jacksonville. 714-1110
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