Served in the U.S. Navy

James “Buddy” Allen Black Sr., age 74, of Osage Beach, departed this life, Sunday, June 16, 2013 at Osage Beach Rehabilation Facility in Osage Beach, Missouri.

He was born October 9, 1938 in Springfield, Illinois to James Morton and Mary Josephine Oliver Black.

On May 4, 1957, he was united in marriage to Judith Anne Griffith. Together they shared fifty-six years of marriage.

James was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He also enjoyed outdoor activities like fishing and hunting.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and son, James Allen Black, Jr.

He is survived by wife Judy Black of the home; two children, John Black and wife Kathy of Texas; Jeanese Hedrick and husband Lance of Kaiser, Missouri, five grandchildren, Robert Hoffmeyer and wife Amanda, Adam Hoffmeyer, Shane Black, Tabitha Moughan Johnson, and Justin Black, six great grandchildren, two sisters, Barbara Black Salim and husband Khalid and Marilyn Black Joy and husband Bill.

A private family service will be held at a later date in Springfield, Illinois.

Memorial donations may be made in memory of James Black Sr., to World Bird Santuary, by calling 636-861-3225.

They are located at 125 Bald Eagle Ridge Road, Valley Park, MO 63088.