NAPLES-John Esmond Black age 90 of Naples died Monday, June 17, 2013 at Park Ridge Health. He was born February 3, 1923 in Saluda, SC to the late John Solomon Black and Linda Belle McDaniel.
He was retired from Kimberly Clark as a Purchasing Manager after 35 years. He was a Veteran of the Army
Air Force and was a member of Fletcher Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
He is survived by his wife Mary Louise Breedlove Black of Naples, a daughter Nena (Cookie) Zeman and her husband Daniel R. Zeman of Ridgefield, CT and three grandchildren Stephanie Zanvettor, Jeremy Zeman and Jonathan Zeman.
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 21, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at Thos. Shepherd's Church Street Chapel. Pastor Ivan Blake will officiate. Interment will follow in Shepherd Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends Friday from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at Thos. Shepherd's Church Street Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Fletcher Seventh-Day Adventist Church Building Fund, 1141 Howard Gap Rd., Hendersonville, NC 28792.
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com.
Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.