James A. Springer Jr, 35, president of the Hyattsville-Mount Rainier-Brentwood Boys' Clubs, died Friday of cancer at Washington Hospital Center.

Mr. Springer, president of the boys' clubs for two years, was recently given the Outstanding Community Service Award from the CICORIA Club of Hyattsville. The award cited Mr. Springer's work in the boy's clubs over the past five years.

A native of Washington, Mr. Springer attended McKinley High School here. he graduated with honors and was a captain in the Reserve Officers Training Corps program at the school.

After working as a salesman for Winnie's Chuckwagon in Brentwood, Mr. Springer worked as a salesman for the Continental-Wonder Bread Co. of Beltsville.

Mr. Springer was the sales supervisor of the Hostess Cakes division of the company at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Jeanette, of the home in Hyattsville; two sons, James A. III, and Justin B., and three daughters, Michelle, Stephanie R. and Mary K., all of the home; his mother, Margaret Simmons, of White Plains, Md.; his father, James Springer Sr., of Clemmons, N.C.: three brothers, Richard, of Korea, Robert, of Adelphi and Howard, of Port Tobacco, Md., and his grandparents, Mary and Maldon Duncan of Bradbury Heights, Md.