James Walker Minter Sr.

Published 5:00 am Monday, May 10, 2004

Services for James Walker Minter Sr. of Brookhaven are 11 a.m.,Monday, May 10, at Episcopal Church of the Redeemer with intermentin the columbarium of the church. Harrigill Funeral Home is incharge of arrangements.

Visitation is Sunday from 6-8 p.m., at his residence and Mondayfrom 10-11 a.m. at the church.

Mr. Minter, 80, died May 6, 2004, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born in Memphis, Tenn., on July 31, 1923, to WalkerMinter and Clara Quackenboss Minter.

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He was a civil engineer. He was a longtime businessman inBrookhaven. He was a member of Episcopal Church of the Redeemer. Hewas a graduate of Memphis Central High School. He was an honorgraduate of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn., with amajor in civil engineering. He was a registered professionalengineer. He attended graduate school at New York University. Hebegan his professional career in Oak Ridge, Tenn., where he workedon the Manhattan Project during World War II. After the war, hewent to New York City where he worked with the Portland CementAssociation, and later as chief engineer with Jones and LaughlinSteel Corporation. He joined City Investing as an operationsmanager and later became chief engineer of the L.B. FosterCorporation in Pittsburgh, Penn. In 1979, Minter acquired B & OMachine and Welding Company, Inc., in Brookhaven. He had alife-long interest in genealogy and American history, particularlythe Civil War. He was a member of the Mississippi Chapter of Sonsof the American Revolution. He was a life-long communicant of theEpiscopal Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife, Maxine Gass Minter; his daughter,Elizabeth Minter Keeling of Arlington, Va.; his son anddaughter-in-law, James and Sue Minter of Brookhaven; his sister,Sarah Minter of Memphis, Tenn.; his brother and sister-in-law,Harry and Mary Ann Minter of West Redding, Conn.; and hisgrandsons, Walker and Rob.

Memorials may be made to the Episcopal Church of theRedeemer.