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James "Jim" M. Black

March 31, 1944 ~ January 2, 2018 (age 73)
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James M. "Jim" Black, 73, of Wabash, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Marion General Hospital.  He was born in Wabash on March 31, 1944 to the late Harold and Hazel Black.

Jim served in the United States Navy.  He married Patricia P. Pattee on January 28, 1975.  Jim retired from Ford Meter Box after 36 years of service.  He was a member of the Wabash American Legion Post 15, Wabash VFW Post 286 and Am Vets of Marion, Indiana.

Along with his wife, Jim is survived by sons, Donald J. Pattee and James Michael Black, Jr. both of Wabash; daughter, Rhonda Sue (Mark) Hensley, Wabash; brothers, Craig Black, Valparaiso and David Black, Alandale Michigan; sister, Janet (Dave) Sparling, Wabash; nine grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by a sister and one grandchild. 

Graveside services will be Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Friends Cemetery with Pastor David Phillips officiating.  Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 5, 2018 at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992.  

Preferred memorials are to made to the Wabash American Legion Post 15 Honor Guard or the Wabash County Animal Shelter.    

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 Service Information

January 5, 2018

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McDonald Funeral Home
231 Falls Ave
Wabash, IN 46992

Graveside Service
January 6, 2018

2:00 PM
McDonald Funeral Home
231 Falls Ave
Wabash, IN 46992

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