September 14, 1994
James G. Clark
James G "Jimmy" Clark, 80, of Lutheran Social Services, formerly of 1115 Washington Street, died at 11:41 p.m. Monday, September 12, 1994, in the Hultquist Infirmary.
He was February 26, 1914 in Norfolk, VA, the son of Ernest and Beatrice Clark.
A resident of Jamestown since 1939, he attended schools in Titusville, PA. He was a former middleweight boxer, having participated as both an amateur and as a professional. He fought as an A.A.U. amateur until 1936, took part in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany, won the pre-Olympic competition, and the first two bouts in the regular Olympics, losing in the finals to a Polish contender.
Following the Olympics, he turned professional, finishing his career with an overall record of 75 wins and 6 defeats. After his professional career, he was a volunteer trainer and referee for the Jamestown Boys Club.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army, and was a member of the Blackwell Chapel, A.M.E. Zion Church. In 1983 he was inducted into the Chautauqua County Sports Hall of Fame.
Surviving are two sisters: Dorothy Dixon and Hattie Denton, both of Brooklyn.
The funeral is at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, in Powers, Present and Sixby Funeral Home. The Rev. Michael D. Bell, Pastor of Blackwell Chapel, A.M.E. Zion Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery.
The additional financial assistance of the community is critical to the success of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame. We gratefully acknowledge these individuals and organizations for their generous support.