Archive for Thursday, May 18, 2006

James T. Black


May 18, 2006

Services for James Thomas Black, 80, Lawrence, were Monday, May 15, at First Baptist Church in McLouth. Burial was in McLouth Cemetery.

Mr. Black died Thursday, May 11, 2006, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born March 1, 1926, in McLouth, the son of James David and Kate Lobb Black. He was raised in McLouth and graduated from Valley Center High School. He moved to Lawrence in 1947.

Mr. Black served in the U.S. Army as a corporal during World War II. He co-owned and operated Lawrence Freight Line and BC&R Storage. He retired April 7, 1990.

He was a member of Eagles Lodge, Alvamar Country Club and Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14 of the American Legion, all in Lawrence.

He married Marjorie L. Folks on Nov. 6, 1948, in the Barlow Chapel at Myers Hall at Kansas University in Lawrence. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a daughter, Nancy S. Rowland, Overland Park; three sons, Stanley E. Black, Eudora, and James D. Black and Bradley D. Black, both of Lawrence; four brothers, Dale Black, Lawrence, Bob Black, Greenwood, Ark., Eldon Black, Dallas, Ore., and Jerry Black, Neosho, Mo.; three sisters, Wilma Yardley, Topeka, Doris Stanfield, El Dorado, and Shirley Duncan, Valley Center; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society or Palliative Care Unit at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence 66044.

E-mail condolences may be sent to, subject: Black.

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