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Clinton McCoy "Coy" Black
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Birth: Aug. 10, 1921
Death: Sep. 29, 2005

Clinton McCoy Black GOLD HILL - C. M. "Coy " Black passed into the resurrection life on Thursday (Sept. 29, 2005). His loving wife, Ruth, and his children were by his side. Clinton McCoy Black was born in Cabarrus County on Aug. 10, 1921 to the late Emmett Clinton Black and Permelia Anne Pope Black Vanderburg. He grew up in the Midland community and graduated from Bethel High School. He was a long-time active member of St. Stephen 's Lutheran Church in Gold Hill. Coy was married to Ruth Elizabeth Hammill for 63 years. He served in the United States Merchant Marines during World War II. Founder and owner of C. M. Black Construction Company for 45 years, he built family homes throughout Cabarrus County. Coy was so proud of his sons who have carried on his business in the tradition of service he established. At St. Stephen 's Lutheran Church he served on the church council, was church treasurer for 35 years, and was a life member of the Lutheran Men in Mission. He was a builder of his church both physically and spiritually. He put his whole heart into his family, church and a huge community of friends. A tireless worker, Coy was a Lions Club District Governor, representing over 60 Lion 's Clubs and assisting these organizations with their many charitable activities. In 1990, Lions International honored him with their Melvin Jones Humanitarian Fellow Award. Both Coy and Ruth received the John Stickley Humanitarian Award from their home club, Mt. Pleasant. As the scoutmaster of St. Stephen 's Troop #52, Coy guided the work of five Eagle Scouts. He was a member of the Order of the Arrow and the recipient of the National Boy Scout Silver Beaver Award for his contributions to the construction of Camp J. J. Barnhardt in Stanly County. Coy was preceded in death by a daughter Marilyn Faye; his sisters Avous Liles and Kathleen Flowe; and brother Bill Black. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Elizabeth Hammill Black; daughters Carolyn B. Dobbins of Atlanta, Ga., Janet B. Callahan and her husband, Ben of Gold Hill; sons Clinton M. Black, II and his wife, Renee of Mt. Pleasant and Emmitt H. Black and his wife, Sandy of Gold Hill; grandchildren, Nathan Bradley Black, Erin Elizabeth Callahan, Andrew McCoy Callahan, Amanda Knox Dobbins, Justin Clint Black, Jenna Elizabeth Black, Emilee Kay Black, Meredith Rebecca Black and Emmitt McCoy Black; and great-grandson, Landon Alexander Black; brother and sisters Joe Ben Black and wife, Eloise; Samaro Sossoman and husband, J. C.; Joyce Tucker and husband, Jerry; and Mary Ann Black. Service: 2:30 p.m. today at St. Stephen 's Lutheran Church in Gold Hill. Leading the worship service will be Rev. Constance Garrett and Rev. Floyd Bost. Memorials: C. M. Black Memorial Fund, St. Stephen 's Lutheran Church, 4401 St. Stephen 's Ch. Rd., Gold Hill, NC, 28071 and/or The Mt. Pleasant Lions Club, P.O. Box 265, Mt. Pleasant, NC, 28124 .Published in Salisbury Post on October 2, 2005 
Family links: 
  Emmett Clinton Black (1890 - 1938)
  Marolyn Faye Black (1947 - 1947)*
  Avous Black Liles (1915 - 2002)*
  William Henry Black (1917 - 1991)*
  Kathleen Black Flowe (1919 - 1999)*
  Clinton McCoy Black (1921 - 2005)
  Smaro Lee Black Sossoman (1923 - 2014)*
  Joseph Benson Black (1925 - 2005)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Stephens Lutheran Church Cemetery
Gold Hill Township
Cabarrus County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Jim Hawkins
Record added: Aug 21, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95715185
Clinton McCoy Coy Black
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Clinton McCoy Coy Black
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Clinton McCoy Coy Black
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You served our country faithfully. May we always cherish our freedom by honoring your memory. God bless you!
- Darlene T.
 Added: Jul. 4, 2014
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