James R. Taylor, 71 of Springfield, entered Heaven’s gate on May 5, 2024.

Jim held several computer related jobs at the University and retired with emeritus status as the Information Security Officer in 2012. Jim continued working part-time as a consultant for the College of Education until 2021. Jim and Mary are members of Northside Christian Church in Springfield.

A celebration of Jim’s life will be held Thursday, May 9 at Greenlawn South Funeral Home. Visitation is at 1pm.

Funeral services led by Wayne Bushnell and Ed Holt will follow at 2 pm.

Music will be provided by Corey Scott and accompanist Helen Myers.

A private family burial will be held at Hazelwood Cemetery.