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James R. "Jimmy" Clor

By Joshua Smith


Sebastian, FL and Oakfield- James R. “Jimmy” Clor, has taken his final flight on Wednesday, September 28, 2022. He was 75.

James was born on December 30, 1946. The loving son of Loren “Bud” (Ileen) Clor and Marie (Herbert) Lamkin.

He was adventurous and charismatic from a very young age. While working at the family business, Clor’s Meat Market, he and his friends also undertook training, from his father, to be pilots. Through dedication and hard work Jimmy completed his first solo flight on his 16th birthday. He was a graduate of Batavia High School and soon after he ran off to North Carolina to marry the love of his life, Norma Post. Jimmy spent his career flying airplanes. He has flown many private flights, the governor, and air ambulance transportation for organ transplants. Jimmy lived in Oakfield from 1971 until his retirement in 2004 when he moved to Sebastian, FL.

He was a prominent businessman in both Sebastian and Batavia. Jimmy successfully owned and operated C R Auto Sales and later a small business called “U Buy it” selling cars, jet skis, and so much more. He was a salesman at heart, selling over 1000 cars in his life; he especially loved Corvettes.

Jimmy loved his shiatzus, Sammy and Mary Jo. He spent his days boating, watching the Buffalo Bills, and stopping by every “watering hole” in Sebastian, along Florida coast, for a Budweiser. He cherished spending time with his family and friends, living every moment to the fullest.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Norma (Post) Clor; children, David J. (Denise) Clor, Ronald “Ronny” Clor, and Michael (Terri) Clor; Siblings, Sandra (Neil) Weinberg, Patty (Scott Hetherman) Benson, Scott Lamkin, Dough Lamkin, Steve Lamkin, Debra Rider, and Pam Rush; 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his father, Loren “Bud” Clor; Stepfather, Herbert Lamkin; brothers, Daniel Lamkin and David Clor.

Honoring Jimmy’s request, there will be a private service for the family in Sebastian, FL.

Jimmy was loved was by all and will be missed by all.

Now Jimmy you have your own wings.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Volunteers for Animals PO Box 1621 Batavia, NY 14021.

Local arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main Street in Batavia. Please leave a condolence, share a memory, or light a candle at

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