Services for Jack Black of Palestine, and formerly of Overton, were at 3 p.m., Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at the Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home Chapel in Overton with the Rev. Ronnie Glover officiating. Burial was in Antioch Cemetery near Winona.
Mr. Black died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, in Palestine.
He was born July 17, 1925, in Tyler to the late John C. and Ida Henson Black.
Mr. Black was a longtime resident of Overton until moving to Palestine four months ago.
He was a loving father and grandfather. He was a great man of God who lived a fulfilling life. He provided for his family doing the things he loved most as a private investigator and as head security guard for LeTournea University and Pinkerton.
Mr. Black was a member of the Bible Baptist Church of Overton.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son, Ricky Black.
He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Alecia and Jeffrey Cooper of Palestine; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Johnny and Cora Black of Aquilla, Jacky Black of Turnertown and Howard and Rene Black of Kilgore; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were J.R. Black, James William Black, Howard Black, Carl Warner, Jason Black and Alex Beck. Honorary pallbearer was Joshua Black.
Online registration and condolences are available at www.cottlefuneralhome.com.