James (Jimmy) Taylor died on January 14, 2021, due to complications from Covid.  He was 75 years old. Jimmy was born on July 15, 1945, and resided in Charlotte County, Virginia. He was a long time member of Bethel Baptist Church.  He graduated from Randolph Henry High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.   He was also a long time employee of Archer Creek Foundry.  Jimmy was best known as a Coach for Phenix Dixie Youth, which was his passion in life. 

Jimmy was preceded in death by his loving wife, Georgie-Anna Vanhorn Taylor.  He is survived by three sons, Fred Vanhorn and wife, Robin, of Lynchburg, Virginia, James (Chuck) Taylor and wife, Kelly, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and George (Jay) Taylor and wife, Anissa, of Charlotte Court House, Virginia.  Jimmy also had seven grandchildren, whom he cherished.  In addition, he is survived by a sister, Marie St. John, of Phenix,Virginia.

A private family graveside service will be held at Bethel Baptist Church.  Memorial contributions can be made to Phenix Dixie Youth Inc., P. O Box 311, Phenix, VA 23959. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is serving the family.



Condolence Messages

  1. Charles and Barbara Snow

    17 January 2021 2 years ago

    Sending along our heartfelt sympathy to you Fred, Chuck and Jay and all of your family members at this sad time. Your Dad was a good person. We thought so much of him and enjoyed our visits with him during the holidays. He will be fondly remembered and sadly missed.

  2. James Gregory

    21 January 2021 2 years ago

    Sincerest condolences to the family. I have fond memories of Mr. Taylor from when I was a kid playing Dixie Youth baseball. I played on an opposing team but Mr. Taylor became my coach after I was selected for allstars. He lead our allstar team well. R.I.P sir.

  3. Tiffany Droog

    24 January 2021 2 years ago

    Mr Taylor was one of my patients at the nursing home. I would always talk and joke with him. I will miss him. My deepest condolences to his family.

  4. Renee’ Hailey Conwell

    28 January 2021 2 years ago

    Chuck & Jay, I am so very sorry for the loss of your Dad. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Carol Martin Haley

    02 March 2021 2 years ago

    To the family of Jimmy’s….He was a classmate of mine and the beat guy..Everyone loved Jimmy,,,.He and Vernie Long were the best coaches that the students EVER had..He will be greatly missed. Prayers for the families..

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