The memorial service for James Childs Taylor, Jr. (1933-2015) will be held at Tillicum Baptist Church, 1:00 pm Saturday, September 26, 2015, 8415 Maple St. SW in Lakewood’s Tillicum community.
You can express your condolences here on New Tacoma Cemetery’s home page; or here in an article in The Suburban Times about Jim where a number of Lakewood City officials and others shared their thoughts, appreciation and love for Jim.
The picture here of Jim appeared on Galloping Gertie’s Restaurant Facebook page where Jim dined often. Staff at Gertie’s wrote the following:
“Jim was the True Gem, as Hemingway would write of him. May Sarton helps me here: ‘I don’t know how rare they come these days, but I know Jim’s rare.’ He is missed and something of the joy of Gerties will never be quite the same. Jim was ‘Mr. All-Things-Tillicum’ and the best cheerleader this community will ever know. Our Gerties hearts go out to his family at this time.”