James M. Kaylor

July 13, 2017

James Michael Kaylor, 80, of Frankfort passed away at 7:39 p.m. July 13, 2017 at his home, surrounded by his family.  Born January 23, 1937 in Frankfort to the late Kenneth Browning & Alta Ruth (Farr) Kaylor.  He married Mary Ann Camp on June 2, 1957 at the Eastside Christian Church in Frankfort and she survives.

Jim was a 1954 graduate of Frankfort High School.  A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served from August 13, 1958 to August 12, 1961.  He was an engineer for the Norfolk & Western Railroad, retiring in 1989 following 33 years.  Jim then worked at Ellis Jewelers for 10 years and the Frankfort Community Public Library.  He was a member of the Manson Congregational Christian Church, Clinton Masonic Lodge #54 and Order of Eastern Star #06.

Memorial donations may be made to the Manson Church, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 1-4 p.m. Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Archer-Weston Funeral and Cremation Center. A Masonic service will be held at 3:45 p.m. with the funeral services beginning at 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Graveside services with Military Honors will be 10 a.m. Monday, July 17, 2017 at Bunnell Cemetery.

Survived by:

Wife: Mary Ann Kaylor of Frankfort, 3 Daughters: Susie (Doug) Randolph of Lafayette, Kathy (Bryan) Keiser of Monticello, and Bonnie (Bryan) Reynolds of Frankfort, 7 Granddaughters: Meghan (Brent) Parker, Caitlin (Josh) Bowsher, Avery (Fiancé Wesley Fluke) Keiser, Ellen Keiser, Madeline McKinney, Emma McKinney, and Kaitlynn Wilhite, 1 Grandson: Marshall Reynolds and 3 Great Grandchildren, Brooks, Adlee & Tatum.

Preceded by:

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Lawrence & Richard Kaylor and 3 sisters, Ruth Ann Ayres, Delores Kindley & Bonnie Doran.


Leave your Condolences

25 Condolences for “James M. Kaylor”

  1. Crystal Collins July 14, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Bonnie, so very sorry to hear about your dads passing. We will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Carol Scott July 14, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. What a character he was, always pulling a joke on someone. He will be missed.
    “Staff of the Frankfort Library”

  3. Diane Niemann July 14, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss Bonnie. Prayers to you and your family!!

  4. Bob and Sue Ferguson July 14, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    Bob and Sue Ferguson, parents of Abby Ferguson Gibson extend our sympathy to all of the family. We are so sorry for your loss

  5. Jenny Harris July 14, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    Mary Ann, Susie, Bonnie and Kathy, Just want you to know you are on my heart. So sorry to read this sad news. I am out of town and will not return until Monday. I hate not being there. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. It is hard when our tree sheds leaves. Love you guys. Jeremiah 29:11

  6. John Smith July 14, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    Bonnie, last December you helped me with my brother, Mike’s passing. I got to see your father for a moment then. I enjoyed working with him on the railroad, he was one of the kindest guys to a rookie!
    I am sorry for your loss. He will be missed I am sure. May God Bless you in your time of grief.

  7. Janie’s Susie July 14, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    Hugs prayers to all of you. Will be out of state but you will all be in my thoughts and prayers

  8. Lynette Hardesty July 14, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    We are so very sorry for the whole family’s loss! May God bless you His comfort & peace! May all your wonderful memories keep him close to your heart! Love, Lynette & Jeff Hardesty.

  9. Linda Gilmore July 14, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    Bonnie and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May prayers comfort you and give you peace. The Gilmore Family.

  10. Jim Carr July 14, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all and wishing you peace and healing.

  11. Ron & Erilda Coleman July 14, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    Dearest Mary and family,
    So sorry for your loss. Know you will all miss him. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. God bless – Ron & Erilda -Foley, AL

  12. Susan Teeter July 14, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    Mary, Susie, Kathy and Bonnie, I’m so sorry to hear this news. Such a wonderful man who will be missed by so many. I have many memories of him and your family but a special one is from The Feast of the Hunters’ Moon when it was just beginning. I need to look for those pictures. I know many people were at the Gates to welcome him but I’m sure my Dad was pushing thru to get to the head of the line. …. Susan (Thrine daughter #2)

  13. Jane Laughner July 14, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    Dearest ” Kaylor” , I worked with Jim at Ellis Jewelers for almost 5 years. He was fun loving, helpful, talented man. He made our time a little brighter! Thanks for the laughs … my condolences to his beloved Mary and the girls.

  14. Bonnie (Cleveland) Hemmerling July 15, 2017 at 1:54 am

    My love and prayers go out to your entire family. I’m so glad I got to reconnect with your family these past several years. Take care and peace be with you

  15. Lanna Pugsley July 15, 2017 at 7:50 am

    Bonnie and family. My heart breaks for you!! Prayers for your strength during this time!

  16. Rosetta July 15, 2017 at 8:38 am

    Mary and girls…
    Thinking of all of you. You were all lucky to have the family you had.

  17. Tom McCormick July 15, 2017 at 9:34 am


    So sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family.

    Tom and Carol McCormick

  18. Margaret Ebbeler July 15, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Kathy, sincerest sympathy to you and your family.

  19. Richard Brandon July 15, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    Mary and family, Our deepest sympathies, Richard and Sandy Brandon

  20. Karen Butcher July 15, 2017 at 9:04 pm


    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. My sincere condolences to you and your family, wish I could be there to give you all a hug, unfortunately my calling is to be with my sister at this time. I will keep you all in my prayers. Lots of love and hugs coming your way too,

  21. Judith Young July 16, 2017 at 2:53 am

    Aunt Mary, Kathy,Susie and Bonnie.
    My name is Judith (Truax) Young. I am your sister Ruth’s daughter. I am very sorry for your loss. I got to meet Uncle Jim back in 1986 and he was very interesting to talk to. I wish We all knew each other better,but I’m thankful for getting to meet you even once. I will be keeping you in my prayers. Hugs to all of you.

  22. Steve Keeney July 16, 2017 at 9:15 am

    Dear Mary, Susie, Bonnie & Kathy and families,
    We are sad to read about Jim’s passing. You two were always so welcoming. I enjoyed our visits each year at cheese ball time. I remember being there when Susie and I were growing up too.

    We are thinking of you and praying as you go through the days ahead.

    Steve & Beth Keeney

  23. Jan Kersey July 18, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Bonnie and Mary
    So sorry to read of your loss. Jim was a great dad, granddad and husband. He will be missed.
    Just wanted you to know I am thinking of you at this time.
    Jan Kersey

  24. Joy Dunhsm July 20, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    Bonnie…and Brian. I am so sorry. You are in my prayers.

  25. Phillip Charles Evanson August 9, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    Not many leave this world in the same town they were born in. I was living in Frankfort. All of my schooling was in Frankfort graduating from FHS with James. I went in the Army the same month and was gone for three years and not moving back to Frankfort..I still visited my sister (Janie Clark) who graduated in about 1957 or 1958. I have a lot of fond memories of James and wish you well in you and your family. Charlie Evanson

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