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Clyde C. Black

Wednesday, June 30, 2004

BLOOMINGTON ---- Clyde Carlyle Black, 82, passed away Monday, June 28, 2004 at Bloomington Hospital while fishing.

Clyde Carlyle Black was born Dec. 7, 1921 in Bicknell to Victor Cleveland and Flora May Smith Black. Captain Clyde Black was awarded a Bronze Star for his service in the Army during World War II in Los Alamos, New Mexico, and Oahu, Hawaii. He continued in the Army Reserves and retired as a Lt. Colonel. After the war, he attended Indiana State University where he was inducted into Phi Delta Kappa and met his future wife N. Imogene (Jean) Heaton. Clyde and Jean were married in Terre Haute on July 31, 1949, and started their teaching careers in Gardner, Ill. In 1956, Clyde and Jean moved to Bloomington, where Clyde taught shop and business at Bloomington High School. He completed a Master's Degree in administration at Indiana University in 1959 and was an administrator for 20 years at Central Junior High and Batchelor Middle School. He retired as assistant principal in 1983 and moved to Spencer, to a home where he could fish off his back porch. Clyde and Jean reclaimed Bloomington as their home in 2001.

He participated as a lay speaker in mission trips around the country and was a leader in his home church, Fairview United Methodist teaching the adult Victory Sunday School class for many years. He shared his talents with the Lions Club, Quincy Alumni Association, and most recently with Habitat for Humanity. With a passion for carpentry, he remodeled several properties throughout his life, including the old Handy Road schoolhouse.

Survivors include: his wife, N. Imogene (Heaton) Black; son Greg Jay Black of Bedford; twin daughters, Sharon Gay Murray of Ellettsville and Linda Kay and her husband Thomas E. McClain of Round Rock, Texas; three grandchildren, Megan Beth Gunder, Thomas Benjamin McClain and Caitlin Jean McClain; one sister Calita Colleen Black Job of Bloomington; and one cousin John Black of Bloomington.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother Kenneth Glenden Black.

Service will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Fairview United Methodist Church, 600 W. 6th St. Bloomington. Burial will follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens in Bloomington.

Friends may call at Greene & Harrell Funeral Home, 700 Gourley Pike Rd., Bloomington from 4-8 p.m. today, and from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service Thursday.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Fairview United Methodist Church or Quincy Alumni Scholarship Fund (care of P.O. Box 503, Spencer, Ind., 47460).