Holston Eugene "Gene" Black Jr.

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Black, Jr., Holston Eugene Gene age 77 of Snellville, GA, passed away on Sat., Aug. 4, 2018. Gene lived in East St. Louis, IL until he was 10. The family moved to a small black community in St. Louis County where he graduated from Rittnour H.S. He attended Lincoln U. in MO and Central State U. in OH as a political science major and member of Alpha Phi Alpha. Gene was career sales professional. Also an inventor and entrepreneur in projection televisions, advertising displays, and LED lighting replacement. He had a passion for UCity public schools and founded the high school's Academic U Letter program. Throughout his life, he was a lover of Jazz and engaging with people, through facebook, board games and card playing. Beloved husband of the late Sylvia C. Black (nee Fields). He is survived by children, Holston III and Fields (Sylvia); grandson, Mercury; step grandchildren Tashan, Zoe and Jayani; sister, Valerie (Ronald) Pressley; uncle Donnel Black. Our dear uncle, cousin, and friend to many. Services: A remembrance will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sat., Aug. 18, at the Moonrise Hotel in St. Louis. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the ACLU of Missouri.
Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Aug. 12, 2018