James Douglas Black of St. James, Missouri was born September 13, 1958 in Burlington, Vermont to James Fredrick Black and Marlene Ann Brooner and passed away Sunday, March 22, 2020 at the age of 61 years.
He married Brenda Henson on October 25, 1980 in Rolla, Misouri.
He worked for Norman Feeler Service Company as a heating and air technician for 33 years. However, Norman was more than an employer to James, he considered him a father. Jim never wanted to let a customer down. He even made a service call before he went to the hospital when he was diagnosed with his cancer. He was still receiving calls on his cell phone from customers when he was in the nursing home. In years past, he also worked for Sid’s Upholstery in Rolla, Missouri and for a moving and storage company. He graduated from Rolla High School.
He was preceded in death by father, James Fredrick Black; mother, Marlene Ann Brooner; step mother, Mary Kay Black; and two brothers, Dallas Black and Jay Taft.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda of St. James, Missouri; two daughters, Rebecca McGill of St. James and Shelly Black and fiance Billy Coello of Owensville, Missouri; two sons, Jonathan Black and wife Bethany of Rolla, Missouri and James Black of Rolla, Missouri; step father, James Brooner of Mobile, Alabama; three brothers, Doug Flores of St. James, Missouri, Steven Black of Rolla, Missouri and Tony Black of Edgar Springs, Missouri; two sisters, Sheila Hays and husband Rob of Rolla, Missouri and Paula Watkins and husband Scott of Rolla, Missouri; 12 grandchildren, Haley, Logan, Bryce, Lucy, Makensy, Madison, Jason, Christian, Madalyn, Damien, Hudson and Mea; other relatives and friends.
Memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Saturday May 23, 2020 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.