William Gerald Black

September 7, 1942 ~ April 20, 2020 (age 77)


William Gerald (Jerry) Black, 77, of Brookston, TX passed away on April 20, 2020 at Medical City Dallas in Dallas, Texas.

Jerry was born on September 7, 1942 to James and Lorayne Rives Black in Lamar County, Texas.  He married Sandra (Ingram) on November 24, 1962 at Immanuel Baptist Church in Paris, Texas. He lost his precious wife Sandra in 1985 and continued to love her until his last day.

Jerry loved sports and he played basketball at West Lamar High School where he graduated with honors. Jerry worked as a machinist at B&W for thirty-three and a half years. He enjoyed any kind of family time including camping every summer at Pine Creek and fishing. Jerry was a fan of classic 80's rock music such as ACDC and Metallica. He journeyed many miles to watch his kids and grandkids participate in sports and many other activities.

He is survived by three children, Pam and husband Shannon Davis of Houston TX, Keith and wife Janee’ Black of Blossom, TX, and Kevin and wife Brenda Black of Blossom TX; six grandchildren, Sarah Davis, Kaitlyn Davis, Kenzie Jackson, James Black, Makayla Black, and William Black; and three siblings, Mike Black, John Black, and Alice Black. He was also blessed with ten nieces and nephews, Kim Day, Kyle Black, Chad Ghiron, Kristen Brabant, Sean Black, Shelley Black, Robert Mahan, Autumn Black-Kennedy, Charles Ed Jones and Robin Mahan-Montgomery. Jerry also had many treasured great-nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents and two siblings, Pat Mahan and James (Jimmy) Black.

There are no services scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements were by Roden Pryor Funeral Home. 

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