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Mr. James M. "Sparky" Taylor, Sr. 80, of Campbellsville, KY died on August 8, 2018 at his residence.

Mr. Taylor was a native of Campbellsville, KY and the son of the late James M. and Evelyn Taylor.  He was a member of First Baptist Church and  a former employee of UPS.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Taylor; one sister, Nancy Ford; brothers, Joe M. Taylor and Virgil E. Taylor.

Survivors include one son, James "Bug" Taylor, Jr. of Campbellsville, KY; one daughter, Lisa M. Taylor-Shobe (James T.) of Ellenwood, GA; two sisters, Ramona Sheppard of Chicago, IL and Kay Whitaker of Campbellsville, KY; six grandchilren and 3 great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Campbellsville, KY with Rev. Montel Richardson officiating.  Burial will follow in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Campbellsville.  

Buchanan, Robinson & Percell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

James "Sparky" Taylor, Sr.
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  • Thursday, August 09, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Percell & Sons Funeral Home
  • Sunday, August 12, 2018
    Sorry to hear about the loss. Sparky was a great friend of mine. We played alot of golf together and bowled ! He was always ready to go and we always had a great time! Very sorry to hear of his passing.
    ~ Hale B Swords   Jamestown, KY
  • Wednesday, August 15, 2018
    Mr. Taylor sang at the funerals of my parents, Paul and Lillian Horner, in 1983 and 1986, respectively. Mrs. Evelyn Taylor worked in our home three days per week from 1955 (when Mother began to teach school) and continued through the mid- 1970s. They were Christian saints. With deepest sympathy
    ~ Stephen Horner   Louisville, KY
  • Saturday, August 11, 2018
    SO sorry to hear of the loss of such a great man. I became acquainted with him thru my over 17 years with TAYLOR-GREEN & BUCKHORN. He was always smiling, and I know Heaven's choir must sound a lot sweeter with him in it. Rest in Peace, Sparky!!
    ~ jUNIOR SIMPSON   EDMONTON
  • Friday, August 10, 2018
    Sparky was an inspiration to everyone with his wonderful personality. A great Christian example. He will be missed.
    ~ Margaret Pyles   Campbellsville, KY
  • Wednesday, August 15, 2018
    We are praying for all of the Taylor family. Sparky was a great inspiration to many people. His Christian joy and witness were evident to those who met him. May God bless and comfort you in this time
    ~ John and Cathy Chowning   Campbellsville, KY
  • Wednesday, August 15, 2018
    We are praying for all of the Taylor family. Sparky was a great inspiration to many people. His Christian joy and witness were evident to those who met him. May God bless and comfort you in this time
    ~ John and Cathy Chowning   Campbellsville, KY
  • Wednesday, August 15, 2018
    We are praying for all of the Taylor family. Sparky was a great inspiration to many people. His Christian joy and witness were evident to those who met him. May God bless and comfort you in this time
    ~ John and Cathy Chowning   Campbellsville, KY
  • Tuesday, August 14, 2018
    LISA, BUG AND KAY, YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. SPARKY WOULD ALWAYS LIGHT UP ANY ROOM WITH THAT WOUNDERFUL SMILE. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT. HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BUT NOT FORGOTTEN.
    ~ DONNA ANTLE   CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY
  • Tuesday, August 14, 2018
    So saddened to hear f Sparkie's passing. He was a good friend and neighbor. Always had a smile and kind word for everyone. Keep singing your your songs in Heaven my friend.
    ~ David Marksbury   Campbellsville, KY
  • Friday, August 17, 2018
    Sincere condolences to the Taylor family, keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.
    ~ Jennie Walker   Largo, MD
  • Sunday, August 19, 2018
    With deepest heartfelt sympathy I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with your family during this difficult time.
    ~ Gerri Atkinson-Anderson   Bloomfield, CT
  • Friday, August 17, 2018
    I HAD A BAD CAR WRECK, YOU TOKE CARE OF MY3 SON'S. CALLED THE AMBULANCE FOR ME AND WAITED TELL THEY GOT THERE. WENT TO THE FRUIT OF LOOM GOT MY HUSBAND. YOU ARE A GOD SENT. FLY HIGH MY FRIEND.GOD WILL LET YOU SING FOR HIM NOW. LOVE AND MISS YOU.PAT
    ~ patsy BRYANT   CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY
  • Friday, August 17, 2018
    Our prayers are with you at this special time. Love Kim and Snow
    ~ KIm & Venton Curry   Indianapolis, IN
  • Friday, September 07, 2018
    We deeply feel for what you and the family are going through. At times, there isn't much that can soothe the pain this grief brings, but you may find some comfort in the words of Psalms 9:9 which reads: "Jehovah will become a secure refuge for the oppressed, A secure refuge in times of distress." Yes, our Loving God can help if we allow him to (1John 5:14). He also has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth, when it is restored to a Paradise (Acts 24:15; Psalms 37:9-11,29). No, not just a dream, but for a certainty he will do it, for Isaiah 55:11 shows us that everything he says, he accomplishes without fail. You can find out more online at JW.ORG.
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Friday, August 17, 2018
    We were sorry to hear of James passing. Our condolences to the Taylor family. James and I became friends over fifty years ago. I was the Manager of UPS in Campbellsville when James went to work for UPS. We became friends that has lasted a life time. He was a very good person and was a friend of anyone that he came in contact with. I am sure he will be missed by many.
    ~ Jesse and Edith Johnson   Simpsonville, KY
  • Friday, August 17, 2018
    We were sorry to hear of James passing. Our condolences to the Taylor family. James and I became friends over fifty years ago. I was the Manager of UPS in Campbellsville when James went to work for UPS. We became friends that has lasted a life time. He was a very good person and was a friend of anyone that he came in contact with. I am sure he will be missed by many.
    ~ Jesse and Edith Johnson   Simpsonville, KY
  • Saturday, August 18, 2018
    To the family: So sorry for your loss, Everyone loved Sparky that smile and personality will surely be missed!
    ~ Shelly Turner   Campbellsville, KY