James D. Cox, retired banker


CLINTON — James D. Cox, 83, a retired banker, died of pneumonia July 6, 2006, at Baptist Medical Center.  

Services were held July 8 at Clinton First United Methodist Church with burial in Lakewood Memorial Park. 

Cox was the father of the Rev. David Cox of Meadville, a clergy member of the Mississippi Annual Conference. 

He was a native of Monroe County, and graduated from Greenwood Springs High School. He graduated from Millsaps College and the Graduate School of Banking at Estonia Rutgers University. He was a graduate of the School of Banking at LSU and attended Harvard University under the V-12 program. He was assigned to a repair ship in the US Navy during World War II, serving as a financial officer. 

Cox was employed with Deposit Guaranty Bank from January 1942 until his retirement in 1986. A member of First United Methodist Church of Clinton, he served on numerous administrative boards and finance committees. He was a charter member of the Metro Civitan Club where he served as president and held other offices. He also served on the boards of the United Way, Red Cross and American Heart Fund. 

Other survivors include: wife of 60 years, Earline Cox; daughters, Ann Winborne of Clinton and Jean Jordan of Little Rock, Ark.; and seven grandchildren and a great grandchild. 

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Clinton, the Salvation Army or the charity of your choice.