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Jerry Black

1936 - 2014 Notice Condolences
Jerry Black Notice
Black, Jerry Jerry Carol Black Sr., 77, of Debary died on Thursday, February 20, 2014. He was born December 6, 1936 in High Point, NC. He served his country for 34 years in his beloved United States Marine Corps. Jerry enlisted in 1954 as a Private and earned the rank of Colonel prior to retiring from the Marines in 1987. He served 26 months or two tours of duty in the Vietnam War. He was a graduate of the Amphibious Warfare School, Command and Staff College, the U. S. Army War College and Radford University. He has the unique distinction of having been the only Marine Corps Security Guard to protect sitting Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy during separate meetings with the Premier of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev. He had a long and distinguished military career. In the years following his military service, he was the Director of Facilities and Construction at three universities Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Arizona and Duke University. He earned his Doctor of Business Administration in 2002. During his military career and university employment he was the author of over twenty-five published articles and has presented at numerous nation-wide forums. He is survived by his loving wife Ingrid, his brother Danny Black of Conover, NC, two sons: Jerry Jr. of Woodbridge, VA and James (Kelley) of Farmville, NC, three grandchildren Kayla, Shawn and Connor. Last but not least his loving and faithful dog, Jake. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be sent to The Marine Corp Heritage Foundation at 3800 Fettler Park Drive, Suite 104, Dumfries, VA 22025. Other ways to give to the Foundation may be found at www.marineheritage.org. You may also donate to the VITAS Volusia Hospice via their web page at http://www.vitas.com/community/Donate.aspx Memorial Service will be held Monday, February 24 at 2:00 PM at Central Baptist Church in Sanford, Florida. For more information www.baldaufffuneralhome.com Semper Fidelis
Published in the Orlando Sentinel from Feb. 22 to Feb. 23, 2014
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