|Birth: ||Jan. 14, 1929|
|Death: ||Aug. 3, 2009|
North Carolina, USA
Ian Carmichael Black, aged 80 of Murphy, North Carolina died unexpectedly of heart failure on Monday, August 3, 2009 at his residence in the Beaverdam Community. Ian was born January 14, 1929 in Atlanta, a son of the late John Bruce and Dorothy Kathryn MacDonald Black. His family moved to Atlanta, GA from Michigan prior to his birth, where Ian grew up. He attended schools in both Atlanta and in Lithonia, GA, later making his home in Stone Mountain, GA. He worked many years with the Southern Aluminum Finishing Company in Atlanta before retiring and moving to Murphy in 1973.
Ian married Dorothy Ann Hoffmann, daughter of John F. and Dorothy Ann Staughton Lynd Hoffmann at All Saints Episcopal Church in Atlanta on September 23, 1950, just before his induction into the US Army to fight in the Korean War. He served in Company "B" 180th Infantry, 45th Infantry Division. Ian's wife, Dottie Ann, passed away May 20, 1993 in Tucson, AZ where she and Ian often spent winter seasons. Ian's only brother, Alistair MacDonald Black of Seattle, WA also predeceased him.
Ian was a founder of the Appalachian Highland Games and Festival of Scots, Inc., serving as that organization's President and Director of the Games for several years. He loved traveling, reading, wood-turning, fly fishing in Montana's Madison River, his sailboat the "Shadow," and camping. He was an award-winning photographer, amateur radio enthusiast, and an avid naturalist. Ian built his house in the Beaverdam community with the help of his sons. As he grew older, he loved living on his farm and spending time with his family and many friends. He had an affinity for all animals, but was especially fond of horses and dogs. Ian also loved flowers and kept vases of them throughout his home at all times.
Ian is survived by sons Gordon Carmichael Black and his wife Dr. Alison Chapman of Birmingham, AL, Donald Bruce Black and his wife Brenda of Marble, NC, Kenneth Ewan Frederick Black and his wife Karen of Asheville, NC; a daughter Kathleen Leslie Black Brooke and her husband Dr. Marvin Brooke of Mercer Island, WA; grandchildren Kaitlin and Margaret Brooke of Mercer Island, Aaron Bruce Black of St. Joseph, MI, Ian Chapman and Angus Barton Black of Birmingham, AL; two step-grandchildren, Andrew W. Mosteller of Levelland, TX, and Kimberly E. Bryson of Sylva, NC; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of the life of Ian Carmichael Black was held at his farm on August 22, 2009. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association or to the Valley River Humane Society, Murphy, NC. Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.
John Bruce Black (1897 - 1971)
Dorothy Kathryn MacDonald Black (1900 - 1986)
Dorothy Ann Hoffmann Black (1928 - 1993)*
Alastair MacDonald Black (1926 - 2004)*
Ian Carmichael Black (1929 - 2009)
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Specifically: Ian's ashes were mingled with those of his wife and buried on family property.
Created by: Brenda
Record added: Feb 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66146843
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