SALEM — Mr. Jimmy Charles Black, 82, of Salem, Ky., passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2013, at Baptist Health Paducah.
Mr. Black retired from VMV Paducahbilt in 1993.
Jimmy was involved in many activities over the years. Jimmy loved the ministry and Bible study; trapping; hunting; welding; and playing high nine just to name a few. Jimmy was active in the ministry. He lead a Bible study at his home for many years in addition to being pastor of Calvary Baptist Church on three different occasions. Jimmy was a lifetime member of the NRA and the 2nd Amendment Commission to Keep and Bear Arms. He was a member of the Kentucky Trappers Association.
He is survived by his wife, Terry Black; son, Charles Black and his wife Susan of Carrsville, Ky.; two stepsons, Charlie DeBoe and his wife Ann of Marion, Ky., and Billy DeBoe and his wife Tiffany of Marion, Ky.; two stepdaughters, Donna Kuester of Evansville, Ind., and Connie Riley and her husband Joe of Eddyville, Ky.; sister-in-law, Paula Hurst and her husband Tommy of Marion, Ky.; nine grandchildren, Jessie, Amanda, Justin, Brandon, Adam, Daley, Trey, Kirsten, Caden; two great-grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his first love, Helen Croft Black; four sisters; one brother; and his parents, Russell and Nina Brown Black.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2013, at Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem, with Dustin Hurst officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery.
Friends may call after 5 p.m. Thursday, April 4, 2013, at Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: American Legion Post 217 World War I Monument Fund or the NRA, c/o Boyd Funeral Directors, P.O. Box 26, Salem, KY 42078.
Condolences may also be expressed online at boydfuneraldirectors.com.