James "Jim" W. Taylor, 80, of Eldon, passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at his residence in Eldon. Survivors include: his wife, Norma "Joan" Taylor; sons, James "J.T." Taylor (Janet Conner) of Versailles, Jeffrey Taylor (Rebecca) of Jefferson City; daughter, Janet Mertens (Jeff) of Loose Creek; sisters, Joyce Schulte of Eldon, Vicki Moritz of Jefferson City; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday, December 7, 2018, from 4-7 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon. Funeral Service will be Saturday, December 8, 2018, at 11 a.m. also at Phillips Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Eldon City Cemetery with full military honors presented.