We observe the passing of Dr. James “Jim” Bexley, Smith-Hutson Endowed Chair of Banking, and Distinguished Professor of Finance at Sam Houston State University. His many honors include the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Texas Bankers Association, in recognition of his 35 years in banking. He served on both the executive and audit committees of the Federal Reserve Bank eleventh district board of directors. Banks throughout the United States sought his counsel and expertise. The largest private bank in China and a bank in Malawi, Africa, also turned to Mr. Bexley for advice. In honoring his memory, Sam Houston State University wrote, “With more than 40 years in senior management positions, Bexley applied his considerable experience and knowledge in the classroom, educating new generations of service-oriented banking professionals. During his tenure, he helped place more than 1,000 students in either internships or career positions in the industry.” He served as deacon and taught Sunday school at University Heights Baptist Church.