|Birth: ||Mar. 25, 1926|
|Death: ||Oct. 3, 1975|
Truman served in the U.S. Navy, where he was awarded the Presidential Letter of Honor for actions of bravery resulting in the saved lives of many men on his ship. He was a veteran of WWII and Korean wars.
Truman did many things during his life. Among them were working as a police officer in Carlsbad, NM, and at the time of his death was a trucker living with his family off of FM 312 in Winnsboro, Texas during the early 1970's. He'd helped start the Texarkana Compressor Company, and many other businesses through the years including MidWest Campers.
He was known for his smile, his dedication to the task at hand, and for being a bit stubborn. Good with animals and kids, Truman left an unmistakable mark on the world and all of his children.
After their son "Jim" Jame's untimely death in 1972 and Truman's death in 1975, Mary moved sons David and Kelly to New Mexico where she lived out the rest of her days. When they buried Mary she still had Truman's wedding ring on. She did her best to help the children know their father through how she lived and the things she spoke about. She is buried in Eddy County, NM, in Woodbine Cemetery near her brother Walter "Joe" Gray, and beloved sister Patsy Brock.
William David Black (1905 - 1980)
Annie Pinson Black (1907 - 2002)
Mary Frances Gray Black (1934 - 1999)*
James Walter Black (1954 - 1972)*
Maintained by: Kelly Black
Originally Created by: Dennis Alan Deel
Record added: Apr 02, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 107685956
Thought of you today dad, and many days lately. As I approach the age you were when you died I cannot help but examine my life.I wish I could share my love with you and walk by your side. Please Lord bring paradise Earth soon so we can be together again!|
Added: Dec. 9, 2013
The sky weeps tonight.Our sins are washed away.Deliverance.The sun drops through the clouds.I am waiting for you.We'll meet again, and I will know you with all my heart dad.|
Added: Jul. 28, 2013
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