Black, WA4YTU / SK
James Esley Black, WA4YTU, 85, of Athens, died Friday morning, July
12, 2013, at NHC Health Care of Athens.
A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was the son of
the late Merritt and Mollie Crush Black, and was of the Baptist
faith. He enjoyed building and selling Ham radios. He was the owner
and operator of Spurling Fire Alarms for many years. He was preceded
in death by one son, Jim C. Black, in 2006.
Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 57 years, Glenna
Burke Black of Athens; one sister and brother-in-law, Carlon and
Emmitt Morgan; his loving daughter-in-law, Helen Black of Athens;
one special granddaughter and her husband, Robin and Tony Garrett of
Madisonville; one great-grandson, Blake Garrett of Madisonville; and
one brother-in-law and his wife, Jimmy Don and Dodie Burke of
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
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Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Etowah is in charge of