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James Taylor

2/7/1949 - 9/10/2018

PEKIN ~ James Taylor, 69, of Pekin, passed away at 1:50 a.m. Monday, September 10, 2018 at his home.
Born February 7, 1949 in Pekin to Eugene C. and Rosalie L. (Yocum) Taylor, he married Barbara Prytiscosh on February 3, 1968 in Pekin.  She survives.
Also surviving are his mother, Rosalie Taylor of Pekin; one brother, Kim (Sandy) Taylor of Chicago; and one sister, Donna (Michael) Howard of Manito.
James had served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.
He had worked as a heat treat engineer for Caterpillar, Inc. for over 30 years, retiring in 1999.
He enjoyed golfing at Lick Creek Golf Course in Pekin and loved tinkering with motors.
Cremation rites will be accorded.  There will be no visitation or service.  Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Tazewell Animal Protective Society at 100 Taps Ln. Pekin, IL 61554.