James Oliver Black, Sr. was born on January 10, 1945, in Milam County to Johnny Baker and Fannie Mae Thomas.
He attended Cameron Independent School District. In 1964, James met and married the love of his life, Katherine (Johnson) Black. To their union, eight children were born: Evelyn, James Jr., Kenneth, Michael, Andrew, Lisa, Keith, and Marcus.
James worked at Cameron Mills as a truck driver, Gulf Service Station, and eventually retired from Owens-Illinois Glass Manufacturing Company, where he worked as a mechanic. He was also an avid farmer, raising cattle, hogs, and horses.
His favorite saying was “To God be the Glory!” James attended church at New Zion Baptist Church in Elm Mott, Texas, under the leadership of the late Pastor Wilbert Renfro and current Pastor Darrell Abercrombie where he served as a Deacon.
James O. Black Sr. departed this life on February 18, 2021.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny and Fannie Mae Black; his loving wife of 54 years, Katherine Black; son, Michael Black; brother, Saul Black, and sister, Annie Mae.
He leaves to cherish his legacy: his children, Evelyn (Derrick Sr.); James Sr.; Kenneth Sr. (Julie); Andrew Sr.; Lisa; Keith Sr. (Kiesha), and Marcus (Sheayla); seventeen grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; brother, Paul Black; sister, Mary Jones; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
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