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In Memory of

James Bobby Gaylor

April 11, 1934 - January 7, 2018

Obituary


James Bobby Gaylor, age 83, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018, at St. Francis Hospital, after a short illness.
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, at 2:00 p.m. EST at Lakeview Memory Gardens on Highway 280, in Phenix City, AL. Striffler Hamby Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.
Mr. Gaylor was born in Elmore County, AL, to James Harold and Addie Lee Thornell Gaylor. He married the former Mary Jeanette Williamson, and had two sons, Steve and Jimmy Gaylor. Immediately after...

James Bobby Gaylor, age 83, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018, at St. Francis Hospital, after a short illness.
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, at 2:00 p.m. EST at Lakeview Memory Gardens on Highway 280, in Phenix City, AL. Striffler Hamby Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.
Mr. Gaylor was born in Elmore County, AL, to James Harold and Addie Lee Thornell Gaylor. He married the former Mary Jeanette Williamson, and had two sons, Steve and Jimmy Gaylor. Immediately after high school, Mr. Gaylor started work with the Gas Light Co. of Columbus, and eventually retired from Atmos Energy as Vice President of the Georgia-South Carolina division. He also served as City Manager of Phenix City, before his retirement in 2001.
Over the years, Mr. Gaylor enjoyed bowling at Bowlarama, which he also owned and operated. He enjoyed time at his cabin on Lake Martin, boating, fishing, and spending many holidays with family and friends.
Mr. Gaylor is survived by his son and daughter in law, Steve and Dee Dee Gaylor, of Midland, Ga, daughter in law Robin Gaylor, of Phenix City, AL. He was blessed with 5 grandchildren, Hunter Gaylor (Jennifer), Lindsey Gaylor Dickson (Adam), Matthew, Winn, and Adam Gaylor, and 4 great-grandchildren, Addie and Andrew Gaylor, Lillian and Laine Dickson.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Gaylor is pre-deceased by his wife of 51 years, Jeanette Williamson Gaylor, and his son, Jimmy.
He is also preceded death by his wife, Etta Dudley Gaylor.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Midland United Methodist Church, who has faithfully served his family for many years.