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JAMES OXNER Jr.

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James Carlisle Oxner Jr.

COLUMBIA — James Carlisle Oxner Jr., 79, died April 15, 2018, after an extended illness. He was born in Columbia, SC on July 11, 1938, son of J. Carlisle Oxner and Eveline Adams Oxner.

He graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1958 with a Bachelor of Science degree. In 1962, he graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law, and began his practice of law in general civil litigation. In 1988, he added a banking career, becoming chairman of the board and president of Arthur State Bank and Arthur Financial Corporation. Mr. Oxner continued his careers until his death.

Mr. Oxner was a member of the Carolina Yacht Club, the Society of Colonial Wars in the state of South Carolina, Lower Richland Society, Forest Lake Club, Pine Tree Hunt Club and the Flamenco Club. He was a former member of the advisory board of the Medical University of South Carolina and co-chair of the South Carolina State Museum Foundation. Mr. Oxner, known to many as "Chop," was a devoted bird hunter, conservationist, keen Backgammon competitor and collector of old books, especially those by South Carolina authors.

He was predeceased by his wife, Frances Arthur Oxner, with whom he had three children: Frances Oxner of Greensboro, NC, J. Carlisle Oxner III (Kris) of Union, SC and Harry Arthur Oxner (Stephanie) of Pawleys Island, SC; five grandchildren: Frances Jorgenson, Wallace Jorgenson, Elizabeth Ashleigh Oxner Malm (James), Ellison and Harry Oxner. Thereafter, he married Frances Jenkins Martin of Charleston, SC, who predeceased him. His stepchildren are Robert Hayden McDowell (Kristie), Frances Jenkins McDowell Bailey (Steven), William Nevil McDowell (Jill) and six step-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Mrs. Charles Waring, Jr (Jane Elizabeth Oxner) of Charleston, SC; and his nephew, Charles W. Waring III; and nieces, Eveline Adams Waring, MD and Laura Waring Gruber, all of Charleston, SC.

The relatives and friends of J. Carlisle Oxner, Jr. are invited to attend his Funeral Service at 11 a.m., Friday, April 20, 2018, at the graveside, Elmwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to Carolina Children's Home, 3201 Trenholm Road, Columbia, SC 29204 or to a .

Shives Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.


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Published in Union Daily Times from Apr. 18 to Apr. 19, 2018
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