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Eugene F. Black

April 27, 1922 ~ May 18, 2019 (age 97)

Eugene Franklin Black, 97, of Litchfield, passed away on Sat., May 18, 2019 at 5:39 a.m. in HSHS St. Francis Hospital.  He was born on April 27, 1922, in Anutt, MO, a son of Oliver Nichols & Lydia Jane (Stockstill) Black.  Mr. Black was a Veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force & served during WWII.  He worked for Coca-Cola Bottling Co., in Litchfield from 1949-1975.  He was Head of Maintenance at North Scott School District in Eldridge, IA where he retired in 1984.  Mr. Black was a life-long member of Litchfield Moose Lodge #1634.  He also took part in the 2011 Honor Flight.  He enjoyed gardening, being outside, & repairing Lawn-Boy mowers.  Mr. Black is survived by:

3 sons, Gary (Patty) Black

             Denny (Nancy) Black

             Jason (Michelle) Black all of Litchfield

9 grandchildren

11 great-grandchildren

7 great-great-grandchildren

Several nieces & nephews

Mr. Black was preceded in death by his parents; 5 brothers; William, Clarence “Aubrey”, Clyde, James “Wilson”, & George “Alvin” Black; 1 sister, Thelma Pence.

Private family graveside services will be held on Sat., May 25, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in Bethel Ridge Cemetery in Atwater.  A memorial visitation will be held Friday from 4 – 7 p.m. in Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield.  The family suggests memorials to Land of Lincoln Honor Flight.

Donations may be made to:

Land of Lincoln Honor Flight
57 Country Place, Springfield IL 62703-5310

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