James "Jim" Frederick Black, II, 73, of Gardner, Kan., passed away July 28, 2011, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were Monday at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, Kan. He was born Jan. 27, 1938, at his grandparents' home in Cassville to Clinton Frederick and Imogene (Tabor) Black. His paternal grandparents, James Frederick "Fred" and Gertrude Mabel (Hilton) Black played an integral part in his life. Jim married Sandra Sue Lynch on June 21, 1958, in Sedalia. He was a District Level Manager for AT&T out of KCMO for 42 years, retiring in 1998. He was also the "Mad Scientist" and he did Tech Service for the Fairway Police Dept. He served in the Civil Air Patrol. He was a member of the Platte Woods United Methodist Church. Tractors were a passion of his. He was a master of all things mechanical. Jim never met a lost cause that he did not want to champion.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents and parents.
Survivors include: his wife, Sandra, of the home; daughter, Lisa Rae Self and Kevin, of Gardner, Kan.; son James Frederick Black, III and partner Doug Powers, of North Umberland, Penn.; two grandchildren, Ashley Snyder and husband, Kyle, and Justin Self and wife, Abbi; and sister Marilyn Jane Black-DeWitt and Bobby G., of Bentonville, Ark.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Cops for a Cure, Salina Police Department or the JCCC Foundation. Condolences may be sent to www.brucefuneralhome.com
Graveside services were held Tuesday, Aug. 2 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Cassville,
Interment arrangements were by Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
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