James “Jim” Frederick Black, II, 73, of Gardner, KS, passed away July 28, 2011 at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
Jim was born January 27, 1938 at his grandparents’ home in Cassville, MO to Clinton Frederick and Imogene (Tabor) Black. His paternal grandparents, James Frederick “Fred” and Gertrude Mabel (Hilton) Black played an integral part in his life. Jim married Sandra Sue Lynch on June 21, 1958 in Sedalia, MO. He was a District Level Manager for AT&T out of KCMO for 42 years retiring in 1998. He was also the “Mad Scientist”, and he did Tech Service for the Fairway Police Dept. He served in the Civil Air Patrol. He was a member of the Platte Woods United Methodist Church. Tractors were a passion of his. He was a master of all things mechanical. Jim never met a lost cause that he did not want to champion. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and parents. Jim is survived by his wife Sandra of the home; daughter Lisa Rae Self and Kevin of Gardner, KS; son James Frederick Black, III and partner Doug Powers of North Umberland, PA; two grandchildren Ashley Snyder and husband Kyle, and Justin Self and wife Abbi; sister Marilyn Jane Black-DeWitt and Bobby G. of Bentonville, AR; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services were, August 1, 2011 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS, 913-856-7111. . Graveside services were Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Cassville, MO. Interment arranged with Fohn Funeral Home, 417-847-2141. Memorial Contributions to the Cops for a Cure, Salina Police Dept or the JCCC Foundation. Condolences may be sent to www.brucefuneralhome.com