A graveside funeral service for James Taylor, age 79, of Los Alamos, N. M., will be held at 10:30 a.m Wednesday in the Greenleaf Cemetery.

Mr. Taylor died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in Abilene Regional Medical Center of congestive heart failure. Heartland Funeral Home of Early is in charge of arrangements.

James Franklin Taylor was born on Sept. 4, 1934, in Brownwood, Texas, to Frank and Lois Koger Taylor. James graduated from Brownwood High School in 1952 and attended Texas Tech University and Dallas College of Southern Methodist University. James worked in electronics all of his life and retired from Los Alamos National Laboratories.

James loved being a licensed amateur radio operator (call sign KG5LB) and was on the air for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Mary Elizabeth Taylor.

James is survived by his wife, Frances Lamb Taylor of Los Alamos; cousins, Rodney Taylor and wife Melodee of Llano and their children and grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Mel Schnieder; and numerous nieces, nephews and their children.

Condolences can be offered to the family at www.heartlandfuneralhome.net.