Statement by TBA President & CEO Chris Furlow on the passing of Dr. James Bexley, Chairholder of the Smith-Hutson Endowed Chair of Banking and Distinguished Professor of Finance at Sam Houston State University

“The Texas Bankers Association joins the Sam Houston State University family and bankers across the state in mourning the passing of Dr. Jim Bexley.  Dr. Bexley’s contributions to the Texas banking community cannot be understated. He was a great leader, banker, educator and friend. His lasting legacy will be seen for years to come in the Smith-Hutson Banking program that he built and, most importantly, it will be evident in the lives of the scores of students he mentored. We are grateful for the life of Jim Bexley. Our prayers are with Elsie, Byron, Tammie and the entire the Bexley family.”
Note: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be designated to the James B. and Elsie M. Bexley Banking/Finance Scholarship Fund.