Jim D. Taylor, Sr.
June 7, 1931 – January 10, 2021
He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna Rae; sons, Jim D. Jr., Rick L.; grandson, Michael E. Taylor. He is survived by daughter, Debra C. Frederick (Mark); daughter-in-law, Janice Taylor; grandchildren, Jeremiah Taylor (Holly), Nicole Jamison (Michael), Zachary Wojtowicz (Kathryn); great-granchildren, Mikala, Lucas, Miles; sister, Katherine Scholes.
Born June 7, 1931 in Omaha NE.
He married Donna on January 27, 1951 after being high school sweethearts. They celebrated 61 years together before Donna passed.
They had three children, Jim Jr, Rick and Debra, four grandchildren, Mike, Jeremiah, Nicole and Zachary and three great grandchildren, Mikala, Lucas and Miles.
He dedicated his life to the family business, working with his father and brother at Taylor’s Greenhouse in South Omaha. He also lived and worked in Canon City, CO and then Red Oak IA. They returned to Omaha after their retirement to be close to family and friends.
Family meant so much to Jim. It was his biggest joy and he shared his love with many. He spent years camping, fishing and traveling across United States with many of the trips with family or to visit family and friends.
His biggest source of pride was his grandchildren. He was very involved with all of them, whether it be playing with them outside, babysitting, riding with them on a lawn mower or attending sports activities. He was very proud of all of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Jim was friendly and loved by everyone. He would wave to many people from his front porch, walking his dog Maddie in the neighborhood or meeting up with his friends at the mall. He continued to greet anyone he saw at Brookestone nursing home from his wheelchair. He was such a kind soul.
Jim loved Nebraska football and was a true Husker fan. He cheered for the team and wore his Husker attire proudly.
Jim was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and then later when they moved back to Omaha, he was a member of Divine Shepherd Lutheran. He volunteered to usher at church often and he met a lot of people in doing so.
Jim spent his last five years at Brookestone Meadows nursing home. He enjoyed his time there playing bingo, feeding the fish outside in the pond, and serving himself popcorn and ice cream.
Jim touched many lives over his 89 years and he will be missed by family and friends.
Visitation (family will not be present) Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 5:00-7:00PM, West Center Chapel. Private Family Funeral Service. Interment: Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Memorials are suggested to Divine Shepherd Lutheran Church and Brookestone Meadows.