Jimmie Taylor was born in Cooper, Texas; however, he may be considered a native of Huntsville because he moved to Madison County when he was five. Since then he has led a life of service to his community and his nation. Jimmie Taylor attended Huntsville High School and graduated in 1939. He was a mainstay on Coach Milton Franks football teams during the 1936-37-38 seasons. He lettered each of those years and was elected to captain the team his senior year. Jimmie remembers those years well and still recalls how much he respected Coach Frank. Soon after he graduated from Huntsville High he was off to serve his country as a member of the armed forces. He belonged to the 17th Airborne Division and participated in combat jumps in the European Theater. In 1945 he was wounded in action and was awarded the Purple Heart. In 1953 the Huntsville Jaycees chose Jimmie for their award as Huntsville Man of the Year. He was the manager of the Russel Erskine Hotel from 1946 to 1960. He owned and managed the Sno-White Drive-In from 1963 until 1978. Jimmie worked with Lockheed Space Operations from 1978 until retirement in 1995. Jimmie, always civic minded, has belonged to many civic organizations down through the years. In recent years Jimmie has worked hard in promoting the Huntsville Madison County Athletic Hall of Fame. He is currently a member of that organizations board. Jimmie is married to Lucy Stewart Taylor. He has two daughters, Deborah S. Taylor Palmer and Cynthia Ann Taylor Burger.