Larry Edward "Eddie" Black (1938 - 2018)

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Mr. Black, age 80, of Charlotte, passed away August 7, 2018 at Lawyers Glen Assisted Living Center. He was born July 10, 1938 to the late Frank "Sarge" Black and Maude McGowan Black.

Mr. Black served in the U.S. Marine Reserves. He retired as a firefighter with the Charlotte Fire Department after 27 years of dedicated service. Eddie was very active in sports, excelling in baseball and football at both Tech High School and Central High School. He was a former pop warner youth football coach.

In addition to his parents, Eddie was preceded in death by a brother, Donald F. Black. Survivors include sisters, Margaret B. Summey (Bob) and Carol B. Sprinkle (Dale), both of Charlotte; brothers, James C. "Jim" Black (Linda) of Charlotte, Cyrus W. Black of Las Vegas, NV and Raymond Black (Linda) of Bunnell, FL; and longtime companion, Pat Carpenter of Charlotte.

The family will receive friends 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Friday, August 10th at McEwen Funeral Service - Mint Hill Chapel. The service to celebrate Eddie's life will immediately follow at 11:00 AM in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be in Sunset Memory Gardens. Scott Sweat, Brad Sweat, Brian Sweat, Austin Sweat, Tripp Fincher and Kendall Painter will serve as pallbearers.

The family wishes to thank hospice nurse, Tressa, for her compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care Charlotte Region, 7845 Little Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28226.

Arrangements by McEwen Funeral Service - Mint Hill Chapel, 7428 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Charlotte, NC 28227 (704-545-4864). Condolences may be offered at


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Published in Charlotte Observer on Aug. 9, 2018
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