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Charles M. Black, Jr.

June 5, 1923 - February 10, 2017

U.S. Veteran

Service Date: February 13, 2017

Charles M. Black, Jr., 93, of Caseyville, Illinois, born Tuesday, June 5, 1923, in Overbrook, KS, died Friday, February 10, 2017, in Belleville, Illinois.

Charlie served as a Weatherman in Europe during WWII in the US Army Air Corps.  He graduated from UCLA in 1949, where he was a member of Sigma Pi fraternity.  He worked as a managing Aircraft Systems Analyst for Lockheed Aircraft Corporation on the C-130 Hercules, C-141 Starlifter, and C-5 Galaxy programs.  He and Genie lived in exotic places around the world, including Los Angeles, North Georgia, Tehran, Iran, South Texas, and Belleville.

He was preceded in death by his:

  • Parents: Charles M. Black, Sr. and Mollie, nee Perryman, Black
  • Brother: Jerry Black

Surviving are his:

  • Wife of 68 years: Genie, nee Glaser, Black of Caseyville, IL
  • Children
    • Bruce M. (Ruth) Black of Belleville, IL
    • Diane (Doug) Bales of Jasper, GA
    • Linda (Jeff) Forslund of Isle of Palms, SC
    • Teri (Steve) Calhoun of Newport News, VA
    • Jerry (Mary) Black of Joplin, MO
  • 9 Grandchildren
  • 21 Great-Grandchildren
  • Numerous friends

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation.

No local services.  He will be interred at Canton Georgia National Cemetery.