James Demery Taylor, 80, Howe, died Saturday, January 4, 2014 at his residence.
He was born May 14, 1933, in Howe, to Paul H. and Virgie (Babcock) Taylor.
He was a Korean War veteran, serving in the U.S. Army from May 20, 1953 until May 19, 1955 and receiving a National Defense Service Medal. He then entered the Army Reserve for eight more years of service. He worked at Burr Oak Tool and Gauge, retiring after 31 years of service. He was a member of United Methodist Church and LaGrange American Legion Post 215.
Surviving are his wife, Lona; five children, Alicia (Chris) Elliott, Ft. Wayne, Ind., Virgie Taylor, Charlotte, N.C., Kirk (Denise) Schock, Ft. Wayne, Ind., Daryl (Matt) Schock, Kansas City, Mo., and Darlene (Kenny) Cousino, Garrett, Ind.; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Kathryn Sautter.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen, two brothers, John and Bob, and one sister Margaret.
Memorial service was held Saturday, January 11, at Carney-Frost Funeral Home in LaGrange with Reverend Chris Westmoreland officiating.
Memorials may be directed to LaGrange Hospice, the American Cancer Society, or donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be sent at www.carneyfrostfuneral home.com.
Carney-Frost Funeral Home in LaGrange was in charge of arrangements.