:: Jim White
:: The Husband,
Born to Life March 5, 1927.
Born to Eternal Life July 8, 2013
Born in hard times and raised in humble means, Jim White was a
somewhat shy and anxious boy. At 17, he persuaded his mother to sign for
him to join the U.S. Seabees
in World War 2. It was the dawning of his
resolve to confront courage and face fear.
His service to his country also provided an opportunity to find out the
type of man
he was growing to become. He continued to box while in the
Seabees winning several matches and titles.
Arriving back home, he continued his boxing as an amateur welterweight.
This only started the athletic adventure of one of Wisconsin's homegrown
In a few short years, Jim White expanded his athletic
achievements, effectively competing in city, state and national
tournaments. Jim, or as he was also known, GYM, represented the
Milwaukee Athletic Club, mastering FIVE sports: Boxing, Squash,
Badminton, Handball and Racquetball. He is the ONLY athlete in Wisconsin
to win championships at the local, state and national level in five
As his outstanding athletic success mounted, he taught these sports to
young men, women and children. This was all achieved while providing for
his combined family
with the help and care of his wife, Jackie.
The following pages may give you some insights, reflections and
inspiration. They will certainly only give you a snapshot of the
athleticism, humor and kind nature of Swift White Fox III known
affectionately as a dear Friend, Father, Husband, Brother and Son.
James D. “GYM” White
Swift White Fox III
A proud Milwaukeean, Mr. White brought honor and
athletic achievement to the city as he successfully competed in
Milwaukee, other parts of
Wisconsin, and across the
USA. Most remarkably, Mr. White represented the MAC, the
city of Milwaukee and the State of
Wisconsin as an athlete in not just one or two sports, but as a
champion in FIVE sports: Boxing, Squash,
Badminton, Handball and Racquetball. He remains the ONLY athlete from the
State of Wisconsin to compete and win championships at the local, state
and national level in any five sports.
In addition to attaining personal glory in these
sports, he shared his experiences, and devoted his life to the teaching of
these sports and others to weekend athletes, children and the new generation of
sports professionals. All this was achieved all while providing for and raising
a family of eight kids with his wife, Jackie.
This site is
in loving memory.
The request is
made to all who view it to submit pictures, stories, thoughts in love and with
honor to a great man.
Please enjoy and consider
contributing photos, stories and comments.
NOTE July 2013:
GYM recently turned 86
years young. Still the fighter, he endured medical challenges until his
corner man called the fight -- God called His servant home July 8, 2013
for all eternity.
This site was
originally done as a birthday present for him under his native name of
Swift White Fox.