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February 7, 1932 - February 21, 2015
SHREVEPORT, LA – James Harper Cox, Jr. passed away February 21, 2015, following a lengthy illness. Graveside services will be held at the Rose-Neath Cemetery, 5185 Swan Lake Road, Bossier City, LA on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Conrad Edwards will officiate.
Harper was born in Jonesboro, LA, February 7, 1932. As a member of advanced ROTC, he graduated from LSU in 1952 as a second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. After completing his Air Force duty, he was employed by the T. L. James Company in Ruston, LA. Then in 1959 he began what would become a long and successful career in banking. First as an Officer with the former Pioneer Bank in Shreveport, LA then as President of the Webster Bank and Trust in Minden, LA and later as President of the Bank of Commerce, Shreveport, LA. He retired in 2000.
Harper was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Ann Russell Cox and son, Glenn William Cox.
He is survived by his daughter, Diane Elizabeth Cox of Dallas, TX; brothers, Elmo Jack Cox of Shreveport, LA and Donald R. Cox of Greenfield, IL; granddaughter, Elizabeth Anne Demopulos of Houston, TX.
Harper was a die-hard LSU fan. He wore purple and gold every day and was proud to be part of the LSU Alumni. A dapper dresser and always a fun guy, with an amazing sense of humor and quick wit. Playing golf with his friends was something he enjoyed and no matter what circumstances he faced, Harper always had a smile on his face and encouraged those around him to remain strong. He had a strong faith in God and was an active member of the Broadmoor United Methodist Church for over 50 years.
The family would like to thank Dr. Seborn Woods at Willis-Knighton Pierremont and all the staff at Garden Park Nursing Home and St. Joseph Hospice who cared for Harper. All the support, care and love you’ve given will never be forgotten.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations may be made to Broadmoor United Methodist Church, 3715 Youree Drive, Shreveport, LA 71105 or to charity of donor’s choice.
“Unless each day can be looked upon by an individual as one in which he has had some fun, some joy, some real satisfaction, that day is a loss”.