Barry J. Black
Barry J. Black
Died: October 5, 2021
Barry J. Black, age 70, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 5th, at his home in Lake Barrington, IL. Barry was born and raised in Independence, the son of Buryl J. and Elizabeth (Bette) Black. He graduated from Jefferson High School with the class of 1969. At an early age, Barry began practicing and honing his skills as an athlete, excelling in basketball, football, baseball and track. He still holds many school records and was recently inducted into the Independence Sports Hall of Fame. After high school, Barry attended Upper Iowa University where he also was a running back and middle linebacker on the Peacock football team. He then taught and coached football for a year in the Messervy-Thornton Schools. Barry joined his brother Bob at Super Wash, Inc., where he headed up the construction department and helped build and oversaw the construction of 743 Super Wash Car Washes in 28 states. Barry also served as a Vice President of the company. During those years, he also excelled as a tournament golfer. In September of 2014 on the shores of Lake Barrington, Barry married Maggie, the gift of God to his life. Together they made a great team. Barry loved Maggie and Maggie loved Barry. Because Barry loved God, he loved people. Relationships with family and friends were very important to him.
Barry is survived by his wife, Maggie and her children, Kristin and Jason Trevino, parents of Chloe, Tyler and Katie, Melissa and Kalen Fredette, parents of Aidan and Isla, and Brian and Gillian Gruber, parents of Felix and Murphy. He is also survived by his brothers Bill (Nancy) of Oelwein and Bob (Mary) of Morrison, IL as well as his nephews Chris and Josh, and nieces Jennifer, Susan, Sarah and Anna. Also surviving him is his Aunt Marjorie of Branson, MO. He is also survived by three special people: Ben, Isaac and Eli Gogg. He is preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and several aunts and uncles.
A memorial service will be held Friday, October 15th, at 11:00 at the Cornerstone Foursquare Church, 707-20th St, SW in Independence. Memorials can be sent to Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Mississippi Valley where Barry volunteered his time. Memorial may be sent to: Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Mississippi Valley, 3247 East 35th St. Court, Davenport, IA, 52807 or donate online at
Published by Sauk Valley News from Oct. 7 to Oct. 12, 2021.
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Memorial service
Cornerstone Foursquare Church
707 20th Avenue SW, Independence, IA
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so sorry for your loss...Barry was a great boss & wonderful friend
Marsha g Rogiewicz
October 16, 2021
I knew all the Black Brothers. Barry was an outstanding athlete and friend. So sorry fir your loss - you have our sympathy.
Michael and Shirley Andres
October 15, 2021
Bob, Mary and the entire Black family. I was so sorry to hear about Barry. I am currently on vacation in AZ and dad told me about Barry. My heart is broken. Know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Gail Housenga
October 13, 2021
Mary and Bob: So sorry for your loss.
Pat Sanders......from Chiropractic Office)
October 12, 2021
Played a lot of golf with Barry at MCC. Prayers go out to the entire family.
Michael Workman
October 11, 2021
Praying for peace for all of you as you process this loss.
Julie Flick
October 11, 2021
My heart and prayers go out to the entire family. Lean on the Lord to get you through this difficult time. It helps so much to reflect on fun memories and special moments with family and friends.
Luwonna Brinkerhoff
October 10, 2021
It was great playing sports at Indee with you.
Terry Clinton
October 9, 2021
Sympathy for Maggie and the family. May you find joy in your memories of Barry and strength to endure the pain of losing him.
Terry Anderson
October 9, 2021
So sorry for the families loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Scott Morgensen
October 8, 2021
Many thoughts and prayers to the Black family in this time of sorrow.
Gene and Char Ryan, Sterling IL
October 7, 2021
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