Robert Mims Jemison Jr.

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Robert Mims Jemison, Jr., a resident of St. James Place, passed away October 1, 2014, in Baton Rouge. Born March 7, 1922, in West Monroe, Louisiana, he was the son of Robert Mims and Eileen Bartlett Jemison. He was a graduate of LSU and worked as a geologist for over 58 years. After retiring from Freeport Oil Company (Freeport Sulphur), he did consulting work in the Lafayette area. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Baton Rouge and had served as an Elder and Deacon in Presbyterian Churches while living in New Orleans and Lafayette. He was active in professional and civic organizations having served as President of the New Orleans Geological Society and New Orleans Kiwanis Club and held offices in many other professional organizations. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Air Force in North Africa and Italy. Preceded in death by his parents, his first wife of 50 years, Marguerite Hunstock Jemison, second wife, Jane Town Jemison, and his brother, Edgar Bartlett Jemison. He is survived by nieces Joy Butler and Melanie Jemison Lesko; nephews, Jack Butler and wife Diane, Robert Jemison and wife Linda, and Howard Jemison and wife Sherry. He is also survived by step children, Robert Smith, Hunter Smith and Mary Smith Cockerham and sister-in-law Mrs. Trish Jemison. A memorial service will be held Monday, October 6, at 11:00 a.m. in the Dunham Chapel of First Presbyterian Church conducted by The Reverend Dr. Gerrit Dawson and The Reverend Dr. Dick Gates. Memorial remembrances may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 763 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge, 70802.
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Greenoaks Funeral Home
9595 Florida Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70815
(225) 925-5331
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