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Funeral services will take place on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 11:00 AM (Mountain).

United Methodist Church
Wall, South Dakota




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In memory of

Jimmy Mike Clark

of Rapid City, South Dakota, died on Friday, December 1, 2017 in Rapid City at the age of 63

James Michael "Jimmy Mike" Clark was born Oct. 8, 1954, the second child of James Edward and Eleanor (Rowen) Clark. He grew up in Wall and received his education in Wall, graduating in 1972. Jimmy was active in band and several sports.

After graduation, he moved to different areas and held various jobs including some time at the Homestake Gold Mine. Jim would eventually head off to meat cutting school in Minnesota to become involved in the family business, Clark’s Food Center. Settled in Wall, Jim would become active with the softball league playing for the Cactus Cafe "Green Machine." He also was with the Wall Volunteer Fire Department. In April of 1980, Jim married Marsha Lytle and cherished their time together.

After the selling of the family business, Jim Mike worked for the Badlands Bar for many years. He worked various positions until moving to Rapid City in 2010. Jimmy work various jobs and had recently been working for Aramark Dining Services at the School of Mines and Technology, lastly as a cashier. Jimmy spoke often of how much he really enjoyed working there and being around the students and co-workers.

Survivors include his brother, Tom, Pahoa, Hawaii; nieces, Kali Tinnell, Tricia Linder, Greer/ Greenville, S.C.; half sister, Valerie Sump, Newton, Kan.; great-nephew, Alex Fraser, Florida; and great-nieces, Ally Tinnell, Florida, Sydney Tinnell, Summer Tinnell, Abby Linder and Emma Linder, South Carolina; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Jimmy Mike was preceded in death by his father, James "Jimmie" Clark; mother, Eleanor Clark; sister, Janette Fraser; and his nephew, Kevin Fraser.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at the United Methodist Church in Wall. The dress will be causal.

Cards and memorials may be sent to Tom Clark, P.O. Box 392, Pahoa, HI 96778.

  • Tom:
    Tom: Saddened to hear of the passing of Jim. He was like a big brother to me when we lived in Wall during the late 60's. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    ~ Terrence Culhane Sioux Falls, SD (12/10/2017)
  • My deepest sympathy Tom. Jim was a great guy. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family ~ Gloria Mortensen Belle Fourche, SD (12/10/2017)
  • Our heart goes out to your entire family Tom. Jim was the social director of all times. His laugh made me smile and his impeccable personality was every employers dream. God bless you Tom! ~ Judy Goldhammer Wall (12/6/2017)
  • Our deepest sympathy to you Tommy. Jimmy's laughter will be missed. ~ Julie Sievert Motley, MN (12/6/2017)
  • Jimmy worked at the Happy Jacks on Cambell Street and also our Uncle Sam's Casino. He had great customer service. People came in just to see him. He had a great personality. He will be missed. ~ Pam Lacroix Rapid city (12/6/2017)
  • Tom, sending my deepest sympathy to you and your great-nieces. Jimmy I've known just about all my life as the Clark family was our neighbors just a block away on Glen St. Lots of fond memories, riding the bikes and driving around main over and over again laughing and telling everyone our BIG stories! Most of them were BS., but we didn't care. So many memories! May Jimmy rest in peace. Until we all meet again! Bless you Tom. Sincerely, JoAnn (Eisenbraun) Hoffman 🙏🏻🙏🏻 ~ JoAnn Hoffman Brookings, S.D. (12/6/2017)
  • I knew Jimmy many years ago when I worked in Wall. He was always fun to be around and he was always nice to me and my kids. Lots of good memories of him coming into the Cactus. RIP Jimmy. My prayers and thoughts go out to his family and friends. ~ Pat Weiss Rapid City, SD (12/5/2017)
  • I have such great memories of Jimmy Mike. My Mom worked with him at the grocery store, she had some great stories o tell us when she got home. One day Jimmy put Phyllis Johnson in a shopping cart, stamped a price on her forhead and walked her around the store. The song that comes to mind when I think of Jimmy is, he ain't heavy, he's my brother, he sang that song to my brother Craig more than once. My condolences to Tommy and the family, Jimmy Mike will be missed by many people. ~ Debbie Bryan Wall, SD (12/5/2017)
  • I am sorry to hear of the loss of Jimmy Mike. He had the best laugh and always made you feel special. I remember him from when I was a young girl going to the grocery store with my Dad and playing softball with him. Rest in Peace and share the memories of him often. ~ Wendy Allison Quinn, SD (12/5/2017)
  • Tom, So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers . Cherish the memories. RIP Jimmy Mike ~ Jerry and Kim Morgan Wall, S.D. (12/5/2017)
  • Remembering many years of having “Jimmy” as a neighbor and a great friend....so sorry for your loss! You are in our thoughts and prayers!! ~ Gail and Wanda Johnson Pierre SD (12/5/2017)
  • My thoughts are with you and your family, I have fond memories of Jimmy from HS! Always a laugh and a smile! ~ Dawn Hoffman Newland Belle Fourche, SD (12/5/2017)
  • My thoughts are with you Tom. It seems like yesterday when I worked in the store with Jimmy. ~ Lea (Willuweit)Ymker Armour SD (12/5/2017)
  • Tom,
    My Deepest Sympathy. You are in my thoughts and prayers
    ~ Fawna (Geigle) Goff Sturgis, SD (12/5/2017)