James “Jim” Robert McClintic was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on May 7th, 1949. He spent many summers as a teenager working at the Valle Grande as a rancher and cowboy. In his spare time he enjoyed riding horses, fishing and hunting. From those early days, Jim felt at home when he was involved with any pursuit relating to nature. Jim was also involved with his family’s passion of professional drag racing over the years, as an owner and driver. He was a licensed building contractor and spent the majority of his life involved in multiple businesses, including JMS construction, yet his heart was always dedicated to the wild, and prized race horses. Jim was an avid hunter and angler and was a strong advocate for the Second Amendment. In January 2007, he began to pursue his passion by way of the New Mexico State Game Commission.
Throughout Jim’s life, he was eager to support local Albuquerque high schools’ booster
clubs, and was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed one. During
holidays, he helped out at Joy Junction feeding the needy. He treated people with
dignity and the utmost respect. He was one of those “his-
On February 15th, 2013, James “Jim” Robert McClintic passed away after a short battle
with cancer. He will be remembered, missed, and always loved by the many people
he touched. He is survived by his brother, John McClintic; sister-
In accordance with Jim’s final wishes, he was laid to rest at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery at a private family burial on February 22, 2013. A memorial mass and celebration honoring him is scheduled for Friday, March 1st, 2013. Details and directions are on the front of this honorarium page.