James “Jim” Opha Taylor, 84, of Clarksburg passed away June 16, 2020 at Serenity Hope of Lost Creek. He was born March 16, 1936 to the late Opha James Taylor and Earlene C. Wilson.
Jim was a land man for the oil and gas company, retiring from Columbia Gas. He was a member of the Michael Benedum Chapter in Pittsburgh and was the president in 1974-1975. He was also a member of AAPL for 30 years. He previously was a commissioner for Mount Lebanon, PA. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Clarksburg. He graduated from Weston High School and obtained a bachelor’s degree from University of Pitt. Jim enjoyed playing golf and vacationing at the beach.
He is survived by his wife of over sixty years, Mary Catherine Perris Taylor; children, James (Tony) A. Taylor of Clarksburg, Todd M. Taylor of Martinsburg, and Douglas O. Taylor of Pittsburgh; grandchildren, Amy Marie Taylor and Hunter Chase Taylor; sister, Norma Jean Jordan; nieces and nephews, James and Deanada Jordan, Becky and Doug Sias; brother and sister in laws, Barbara Gorby, Sam Perris and Linda, Frank Perris, John Perris; and a multitude of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Jim is preceded in death by his infant grandson, William Taylor and brother in laws, Jack Gorby, Carmen Perris and Carolyn Perris, and Ronnie Perris (Nippie).
Davis Funeral Home and Onsite Crematory handled the cremation arrangements for the Taylor Family. A graveside Celebration of his Life will be held on Monday, June 22, 2020 at 1:00 PM with Father Kumar Reddimasu presiding at Lewis County Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Amedysis Hospice, 67 Casino Dr Suite 102, Anmoore, WV 26323, or Serenity Hope, 117 Wells Ave, Lost Creek, WV 26385. Online condolences can be made on Davisfuneralhomewv.com. Davis Funeral Home is honored to assist the Taylor family.
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