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James Taylor, 36

James Robert Taylor, 36, of North Little Rock, was born May 23, 1981 and went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, August 21, 2017. He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Robert H. Taylor, grandparents, Lester and Mary Alice Yearty, and grandfather, Jack Earl Schmidt I.

James is survived by his wife, Cristy Childers Taylor. He is also survived by his son, Anderson; step-sons, Dylan and Easton McKinzie; parents, Judy (Jack) Schmidt and Robert (Debra) Taylor; sisters, Jennifer (Chip) Goree, Nancy Schmidt (Damon Law), and Amanda (Jay) Smith; grandmother, Jo Taylor; grandmother, Kay Schmidt; nephews, David (Katie), Austin, and Jason; nieces, Bailey (Franko) Salazar and Elizabeth; and many close friends and family.

James graduated from North Little Rock High School in 1999. James worked for Dassault Falcon Jet for over ten years as a Cabinet Maker.  He made his home in North Little Rock.

James was an avid hunter and loved the outdoors.  The only things James loved more than his time in nature was God & his family.  He will be remembered for his dry but funny off the cuff sense of humor.  He also enjoyed getting together with his family to enjoy a good meal and a good laugh.    

Visitation will be held on Friday, August 25 from 6 P.M. – 8 P.M. at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday August 26, at 10 A.M.  Entombment will be private at Rest Hills in Sherwood.


  • Joanne Carmical Posted August 22, 2017 6:35 PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • Mary Barre Posted August 22, 2017 7:21 PM

    Christy, my heart is so heavy for you and your family. May God wrap you in His loving arms and give you all peace.

  • Clyde Klase Posted August 22, 2017 8:06 PM

    RIP ,Will miss seeing you around at Falcon

  • Bryan Tebbetts Posted August 22, 2017 8:08 PM

    Shocked to hear this, I considered him a friend and will miss knowing he’s around.

  • Cindy Newcomb Posted August 22, 2017 8:19 PM

    Sending you my love and prayers.

  • Jill And Billy Jones Posted August 22, 2017 8:43 PM

    May God provide strength to sustain you. Many prayers and much love for you all.

  • Lori & Matt Westbrook Posted August 22, 2017 9:58 PM

    Cristy we are so very sorry for your loss. We will keep you and the boys and all of his family in our prayers!

  • Sarah Taylor Posted August 22, 2017 11:16 PM

    Cousin, you were an amazing man. I can’t accept your passing just yet. It’s too much. You were a very loved man and will remain that way. Fly high. You will be sorely missed!

    Sarah Taylor & son

  • Nicole Hawkins Posted August 22, 2017 11:28 PM

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. I pray you all find comfort in your love for James and for one another in this difficult and painful time. May James rest in peace.

  • Linda Burroughs of Pawleys Island, SC Posted August 23, 2017 6:17 AM

    Sending up prayers for peace and comfort for you, Ribert and Debbie, and your whole family.

  • Kim Walker Posted August 23, 2017 7:14 AM

    I am so sorry Christy, may the Lord wrap his arms around you and your precious family!

  • Richie Arnold Posted August 23, 2017 7:17 AM

    We wish the best for his family. We are going to miss his hard work in the CNC room at Falcon.

  • Jenni Huckaba-King Posted August 23, 2017 8:52 AM

    I’m so very sorry. Your family loves you!

  • Rob, Keri, Emerson Levecchia Posted August 23, 2017 12:54 PM

    We are so sorry for your loss. We pray for strength during this time.

  • Rebecca Bostic Posted August 23, 2017 1:43 PM

    I loved James like he was my own brother. He had a kind heart. And he was definitely one of a kind. He will be missed tremendously to all that knew him because he was an amazing person here on Earth and I know he’s watching over the ones he loved from heaven.

  • Chris R. Glenn Posted August 23, 2017 2:41 PM

    I was very shocked to hear this news. From one jokester to another R.I.P. bro. Thoughts and prayers for JT’s family.
    The Glenn Family

  • Donna , Aunt Peggy, Stacey Posted August 23, 2017 5:46 PM

    Christy, so sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and healing for you all love u

  • Vinita Giles Posted August 23, 2017 7:38 PM

    Cristy, love you and you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Vinita Giles

  • Cathy King Posted August 24, 2017 4:49 PM

    I am praying for you & your family.

  • Martha Thorpe Posted August 24, 2017 6:19 PM

    God has taken another Angel home. Amanda & family, may God wrap his arms around you & give you some comfort in knowing that James is home. May he Rest In Peace & love.

  • jane cummings Posted August 25, 2017 10:20 AM

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
    From your 360th Family

  • shannon Ferrell Posted August 25, 2017 1:13 PM

    Please accept my deepest condolences. May you find peace in his memory and the love he shared.
    I will always remember him, as a man who gave selflessly and sincerely. He will truly be missed .

    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Heather Hanley-Smith Posted August 25, 2017 9:25 PM

    Cristy, you have my sincerest condolences. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and yours and James’ sons. Along with both your families and friends. May God give you all strength during this time and in the future. God bless you all.

  • anderson Posted April 2, 2021 11:53 AM

    i miss you dad

    • Easton Posted February 8, 2022 12:07 PM

      Me too anderson

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