James E. Black

James E. Black

June 6, 1937 – April 19, 2023

He was preceded in death by his wife Beverley; sisters, Becky Coolman and Jan Wager; grandson, Joshua Black.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; children: James Black Jr. (Lori), Kevin Black (Sue), Kelly Bailey (Ralph), Melanie Schrack (Tom), Morgan Whale (Laura); grandchildren: Michael (Christina), Christopher, Bailey (Austin), Tristan, Lindsay (Kenny), Betsy and Josh; 6 great-grandchildren; sisters, Kathleen McEvoy (Tom) and Joan Ferry (Rod).

Funeral: Friday, April 28, 2023, 11:00AM at West Center Chapel with a visitation starting at 10:00AM.

Interment: Evergreen Cemetery with Military Rites.

Memorials may be directed to the family.


  • Gary Petersen Posted April 24, 2023 11:07 am

    It was my great pleasure and honor to serve with Master Chief Black for many years in the Navy Reserve. He was a good man, a natural leader, and a friend. I would have gone to sea with him any time, anywhere. Fair winds and following seas Jim.
    Gary Petersen

  • Fia cohen Posted April 24, 2023 4:09 pm

    It was a pleasure having Jim at Brookestone Meadows! He was an amazing man that will be truly missed!

  • Bonnie Lykke Slezak Posted April 25, 2023 7:14 pm

    Phyllis, I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayer.

  • Mary Jo Rhoades Posted April 26, 2023 9:32 am

    I am so sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. I am Kathy McEvoy’s niece.

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