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1933 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Donald Black Obituary
Black, Donald R. age 80, of Irving, died Thursday, April 10, 2014 at home. Born June 24, 1933 in Roxton, Texas, the son of Roy W. Black and Clara Pruett Black, he grew up in Paris, Texas. A U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict, he married Charlcy Lou Evans on March 10, 1953 in Paris. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in Management, and worked for the University and the Texas Education Agency before the family moved to Irving in 1966. He was employed in Personnel at LTV for 14 years, then at Aerospatiale Helicopter in in Grand Prairie for 10 years. In 1990 he went to Columbus, GA, to work for Textron Aerostructures as HR Manager. In 1994 he and Charlcy moved to Brownwood, TX, where he was employed by Superior Cable. Retiring in 1995, they stayed in Brownwood until moving back to Irving in 2010. He was an elder in the Presbyterian Church at St. Stephens in Irving and Union Presbyterian in Brownwood. He was a member of the Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM) and SW Aerospace Human Resource Managers. He enjoyed playing golf and bridge, and hosting family and friends at home. His favorite pastime was throwing the ball for his dog, Shomie. Preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Betty Baer of Hugo, OK and Dorothy Vaughan of Paris and his beloved chocolate lab, Shomie. Survivors include his wife, Charlcy and daughter, Julia Black, both of Irving, and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Sunday at Donnelly's Colonial Funeral Home. A memorial service is 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 14 at St. Stephen's Presbyterian Church, 1621 West Grauwyler in Irving with Pastor Ron Salfen officiating. Burial will be at 9:15 a.m., Monday at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Stephens Presbyterian Church or to Irving Cares.

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Published in Dallas Morning News from Apr. 12 to Apr. 13, 2014
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