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James Latinus McLemore, Jr.

Male 1912 - 2003  (90 years)


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  • Name James Latinus McLemore  [1, 2
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 23 Dec 1912  Suffolk (Independant City), Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Jun 2003  Suffolk (Independant City), Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Notes 
    • James Latinus McLemore Jr. 90 passed away on June 9, 2003. He was a Suffolk native and son of the late Judge James L. McLemore and Mary Willis Pretlow McLemore.
      He is survived by his wife of over 61 years, Jane Coulbourn McLemore and their three children and seven grandchildren; James L. McLemore III and his wife, Marjorie R. McLemore, of Suffolk; their children, James L. McLemore IV, Lt. Thomas B. McLemore, U.S.N. and Sarah Elizabeth McLemore; Elizabeth McLemore White, and her husband, Albert S. White III of Poquoson and their daughter, Jane Garrett McLemore White; John Coulbourn McLemore, his wife, Lillian R McLemore, of Norfolk, and their daughters, Maria Elizabeth McLemore, Ann Bolling McLemore and Katherine James McLemore; and two nieces, Mary Willis Matthews Park and Margaret Matthews Outland.
      Jimmy was a loyal alumnus of Randolph Macon College, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma social fraternity, and served on the college's Board of Trustees. He attended the University of Virginia Law School and received his law degree from the University of Richmond Law School. He was admitted to the Virginia State Bar in 1938 and was a member of the Virginia State Bar, Virginia Bar Association a past president of the Suffolk-Nansemond County Bar Association.
      In 1954, he joined the National Bank of Suffolk, a predecessor bank to Bank of America. He enjoyed being a community banker because it enabled him to serve the community, customers and employees of the bank. He retired in 1977 as a Senior Vice President of what was then Virginia National Bank.
      To whom much has been given, much is expected. Throughout his life, Jimmy served his nation and community. He was a veteran of the Army and Navy and during World War II, he was stationed in India for 23 months as a Naval Intelligence Officer. His community activities included Scoutmaster of Troop I, Charter Member of the Suffolk Jaycees, Director of Suffolk Nansemond Chamber of Commerce, Board Member of the Salvation Army and, in 1950, chairman of the Community Chest (United Way) Suffolk campaign. For over 57 years, he was a member of the Suffolk Rotary Club, and served as its president in 1962.
      Jimmy served on the Suffolk Planning Commission and two terms on the Suffolk City Council (1963-1971), including its Vice Mayor. He served as Suffolk's representative on the Tidewater Virginia Development Council, which was the area's first regional economic development agency.
      A lifelong member of Main Street United Methodist Church, Jimmy was also a member and teacher of the James L. McLemore Men's Bible Class, and served several terms on the Church's Administrative Board, serving for a time as its chairman.
      Jimmy enjoyed hunting, fishing and particularly golfing. He was a director of the Suffolk Recreational and Charitable Association for over 20 years, and was a member and director of Cedar Point Country Club. He enjoyed the "Jolly Boys" and his coffee at the Crystal. He loved people and lived life to the fullest.
      A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 11 at Main Street United Methodist Church by the Rev. Robert J. Parks and the Rev. Dr. Robert B. Marr. Visitation will be held from 7:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10 at the R.W. Baker Funeral Home, 509 W. Washington Street. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Main Street United Methodist Church, 202 N. Main St., Suffolk, Virginia 23434.
    Person ID I33320  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Judge James Latinus McLemore,   b. 18 Nov 1866, Drewryville, Southampton County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1954, Suffolk (Independant City), Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Mary Willis Pretlow,   b. 9 Feb 1875, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1950  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 21 Apr 1898  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Family ID F10619  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane Warren Coulbourn,   b. 5 Oct 1914, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 2009, Suffolk (Independant City), Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married Abt 1942 
    Children 
     1. James Latinus McLemore, III,   b. Abt 1945, Suffolk (Independant City), Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 2009, Suffolk (Independant City), Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
     2. Living
     3. Living
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F10620  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S667] RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project, (The WorldConnect Project is a set of tools, which allow users to upload, modify, link, and display their family trees as a means to share their genealogy with other researchers. The program used to day has a genealogy of its own. RootsWeb announced the launch of the World Connect Project on November 10, 1999 after staff members and users submitted 5.5 million records during a four-week beta-testing period. The WorldConnect Project continues to grow, and as of January 2004 had more than 312 million records. GEDCOM is an acronym for GEnealogical Data COMmunications. It is a file format developed by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). It provides a flexible and uniform format for exchanging computerized genealogical data, and allows you to share files with other researchers who may not use the same genealogy program.), Giles, Herbert (hervie_giles@hotmail.com) "Family Researc h of Herbert Giles" Ver. 2009-01=03 ; http://wc.rootsweb.an cestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=hjrgilestree (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S55] Suffolk (Virginia) News-Herald online (http://www.suffolknewsherald.com), (http://www.suffolknewsherald.com/news/2009/sep/16/community-leader-passes-away/), http://www.suffolknewsherald.com/news/2003/jun/09/james-l-m clemore/ (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S1851] Ancestry.com - Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014, Indexed as Mary Willis Prellson, handwritten certificate does appear to show "Pretlow" (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S873] Find A Grave [database online]; http://www.findagrave.com/, (Thousands of contributors submit new listings, updates, corrections, photographs and virtual flowers every hour to the FIND A GRAVE website. When it comes to administrating, building and maintaining the site, Find A Grave is largely operated by its founder, Jim Tipton.), # 96280597 (Reliability: 3).