Graveside funeral services for Edward Wallace Black, Jr. will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the Williston Cemetery with military honors accorded.
Ed died peacefully early Sunday morning, May 07, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Mae Gardner Black and sisters, Sara Bailey Black Dowling, Elmina Mims Black Singleton & Nancy Wroe Black Hall. He was the only son of Edward Wallace Black, Sr. and Mary Elmina Carpenter Black. Ed, known as Wallace in his younger years, was born in Springfield, SC and grew up in Barnwell, SC. He graduated from Barnwell High School and Clemson University with a BS in Chemistry. As a graduate of Clemson University in the ROTC Program, Ed honorably served active duty in the Army of the United States in the Chemical Corp as 2nd Lt. and was promoted to 1st Lt. before completing his service. Ed retired from SudChemie formerly United Catalyst formerly Girdler Catalyst. Ed was a member of Calvin Presbyterian Church for 56 years.
His survivors include daughters, Pamela Choice Black, Beaverton, OR, Priscilla Mae Black Fikes, Louisville, KY, and Jennifer Sue Black Wylie (Jeffrey Thomas Wylie), Paducah, KY; grandchildren, Justin Taylor Wylie (Katie), Nashville, TN, Sarah Carpenter Wylie Eslick (Stephen Eslick), Cincinnati, OH, and Rebecca Mae Wylie, Paducah, KY; sister, Louisa Black Jackson, Kingsport, TN; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Ed will be held 12 noon Thursday, June 11, 2017 at Pearson Funeral Home, 149 Breckenridge, Louisville, KY.
Saturday May 13th, 2017
2600 Lake Drive
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Like your loved one, I too was born in Barnwell, graduated from Barnwell Public Schools and Clemson University, and served my country via ROTC commissioning upon graduation. I know each of you are extremely proud of the life and legacy Edward daily displayed and honored thru his service to our great country. May God guide each of you as you transcend this precious loss of life, and May God bless the life and work of Edward. I salute this most courageous soldier and citizen for his profound contributions.
LTC Earl Hansford Grubbs, US Army Retired, BHS Class of 1963, CU Class of 1967
Submitted by Earl Hansford Grubbs on May 10 2017 09:33:50 AM
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