March 20, 1919 - Aug 28, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY James, 95, passed away Aug. 28, 2014. The son of James & Carrie Enox, James was born March 20, 1919, in Manchester, TX. James grew up in the Capitol Hill area in OKC, where his father worked with Wilson Company. When he was 21, he married the love of his life, Helen Gibson Enox. He served as a Navy Seabee in WWII, based mainly in Okinawa, Japan. He earned the Silver Star during his time of service to our country. Jack was a longtime faithful member of Capitol Hill United Methodist Church. He was quite an entrepreneur at a young age. He would tell of how his mother would dress him in a suit when he was a young boy and he would sell newspapers on the corner. After his discharge from the Navy, he started selling dry goods out of his car to grocery and to 5 & 10 stores and was quite a successful business, making a lot of friends along the way. Jack and his wife, Helen, built a beautiful fabric business together called Helen Enox Fabrics, which continues to operate to this day. His storytelling abilities and sense of humor were fascinating and amused us all. Jack was quite the businessman and loved talking about his business. Despite his years, he remained actively engaged in the current events of the day and was an ardent fan of Fox News. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Helen; and his daughter, Charlotte McCartney. He is survived by his son-in-law, Al McCartney; five nieces and one nephew; the June Stovall family; and many other extended family and friends. Viewing will be at 4-8 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday at Vondel Smith Mortuary, 6934 S. Western Ave. Services to celebrate his life will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 3, 2014, with burial to follow at Rose Hill Burial Park. Friends may leave condolences for the family at vondelsmithmortuary.com vondelsmithmortuary.com
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Published in The Oklahoman on Aug. 31, 2014