James A. “Jim” Danton

Published 7:00 am Saturday, September 1, 2018

Mass of Christian Burial for James A. “Jim” Danton, age 79, of Carriere, MS, who passed away Thursday, August 30, 2018, will be held Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at 12:00 pm at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.

Visitation will be Tuesday, September 4, 2018, from 10:00 am until 11:30 am at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.

Burial will be in New Palestine Cemetery under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home.

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Rev. John Noone will officiate the service.

A native of New Orleans, LA, he was a Marine Oil/Gas Insurance Salesman  and a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Jim was U.S. Navy Honorably Discharged with the rank of Second Class Petty Officer. He earned the coveted Naval Air Crew Wings, while attached AIRASRON31. He participated in Flight Operations in both the North Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea.

Jim graduated from Chalmette High School, Loyola University of the South, City College with a degree in Commercial Sciences, Cumlade. He was inducted into Blue Key Honor Fraternity, Crossed Keys Honor Fraternity, and Who’s Who in America’s Universities and Colleges. He served 4 years as a City College Representative to the Student Government Assoc. The last year, he was treasurer of the Student Government Assoc.

Jim completed a 35 year career in Energy Insurance, and was early retired as President of Southern Marine Underwriters. He served on the National Board of Directors of the Sedgwick Federation of Companies in the United States.

As a resident of Chalmette, LA, he was involved in coaching football, basketball, and baseball. His teams won parish wide championships in all three sports. A past president of the Versailles Booster Club.

A resident of South Pearl River County since 1996, he is an active member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, having served as both Vice President and President of the Parish Council. He is Head Usher at the Saturday Vigil Mass, a member of Council 6872 Knights of Columbus, and Assembly 2227 Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree. He held various offices in both. He is a past Faithful Navigator of Assembly 2227 Knights of Columbus. Jim served over 13 years on the Board of Directors of Hide A Way Lake, most as Treasurer. He was also a member of the Picayune Kiwanis Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James J. Danton and Anna Buttone Whittle; and his son, Gregory Paul Danton.

Survivors include his wife, Jewel “Pat” Germaine Armstrong Danton; his son, Joseph Mark Danton and wife Suzi; his grandchildren, Britton Danton, Joseph Danton, and Peyton Douglas Danton; and his sister, Mary Ann Danton Noel Cantrel.

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