James "Snuffy" Ventura Taylor

October 19, 1932 - October 28, 2019


James “Snuffy” Ventura Taylor, 87, of Vidor, died Monday, October 28, 2019, at Christus Hospital-St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. He was born on October 19, 1932, to Gertrude Isgate Taylor and Thomas A. Taylor, Jr., in Port Arthur, and was a retired United States Army veteran. Snuffy retired from the maintenance department at DuPont Sabine River Works. He was an active member of the Southeast Texas Veterans Service Group.

Survivors include his wife, Jane Taylor; daughter, Pamela O’Dowd and her husband, Michael, of Spring; step-daughter, Natalie Lockhart of Vidor; mother-in-law, Norma Harriman of Vidor; grandchildren, Molly O’Dowd, Bridget O’Dowd, and James Bothwell; great-grandchildren, Aislyn Bothwell and Soloman Bothwell; numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family; and his fur babies, Carley, Tris, Ginger, Skeeter, Marmalade, Honey-bear, Moonbeam, Ariel, and Mandy.

He is preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Norsworthy Taylor; son, Michael A. Taylor; parents; grandson, Adam G. Bothwell; and siblings, Jessie Taylor, Harold Taylor, Fern Lippincott, Ruth Carnahan, Estelle Rogers, Irene Bagget, and Phyllis Ann Taylor.

A gathering of Mr. Taylor’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Friday, November 1, 2019, at St. John Lutheran Church, Beaumont. His funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 2, 2019, at St. John Lutheran Church, 2955 South Major Drive, Beaumont. His interment will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Lutheran Church, 2955 South Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas 77707 or to the Southeast Texas Veterans Service Group, P.O. Box 12352, Beaumont, Texas 77726.


Gathering of Family and Friends
St. John Lutheran Church
2955 South Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas 77707
Friday, November 01, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
St. John Lutheran Church
2955 South Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77707
Saturday, November 02, 2019
10:00 a.m.
Oak Bluff Memorial Park
618 Block Port Neches, TX 77651

Comments (4)

  • Vickie Thibodeaux

    31 October 2019 at 12:45 | #

    Jane and family sending prayers and condolences to all. I know how sweet Jane and Jim we’re together. Fly away home, Mr. Jim.


  • Joyce Lowrey

    30 October 2019 at 19:52 | #

    I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss James at church as he welcomed me to service. I will always remember him in his uniform. i am thankful for his service to the USA..


  • Brenda Dean

    30 October 2019 at 13:20 | #

    Jane, I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for your breaking heart. A pain that deep is so hard to swallow. Please know my prayers will be for you often as you transition to a new normal. Love always, Brenda


  • Randy & Janet Bonin

    29 October 2019 at 22:22 | #

    So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He will surely be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


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