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.