James Taylor Jr., affectionately known as "Peter," 63, transitioned from this earthly life on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, at Palmetto Health Tuomey.

He was born on Nov. 25, 1954, to the late James "Freddy" Taylor Sr. and Dorothy Mae Washington Taylor. He attended the public schools of Sumter County. "Peter" was a professional glass unit installer for more than 30 years. He was an avid fisherman. He also enjoyed hunting and other outdoor activities. Peter was loyal when it came to helping others. He was a hardworking man who walked with integrity and respect. He believed in doing what was right even when it was difficult. Peter was loved by many and held a special place in their hearts.

He leaves to cherish his life with amazing memories: his daughter, Angie Taylor (Antowine) Reames; three grandchildren, Shakaila, Kalen and Hannah; six brothers, Matthew "Leon" (Barbara) Washington, Eddie (Deborah) Taylor, Charlie "Randolph" Taylor, Harry "Junior" (Angela) Taylor, Earnest Taylor and Frankie Lee (Angela) Taylor; three sisters, Earline Bradley, Katherine "Lores" Taylor and Georgia Mae Taylor; two adopted children, Richard Edward Washington and Gloria Ann Pearson; four children whom he reared as his own, Lamont May, Taurus May, Larry May and Tonisa Sanchez; and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a special companion, Sally May Robinson.

Public viewing will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. today at Job's Mortuary.

Mr. Taylor will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. on Thursday for viewing until the hour of service.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Thursday at West End Community Church, 101 S. Salem Ave., Sumter, with Elder Adeira Black officiating and Minister Angie Taylor Reames, eulogist. Interment will follow at Walker Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the home his brother, 7020 Pasture Road, Wedgefield.

Job's Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St., Sumter, is in charge of arrangements.

Online memorials may be sent to the family at jobsmortuary@sc.rr.com or visit us on the web at www.jobsmortuary.net.