Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Charles A. Black, Equestrian

In memory of a great equestrian Charles A. Black, who I had the pleasure of meeting the summer of 2012. Thank you, Charles...

BLACK Charles Arthur, passed away 12:03am Friday, August 3, 2012 at his horse farm on Route 50, Chillicothe, Ohio, USA. He had been ill only the month of July. It was his wish to live to be 97 years. He was born in Myra, West Virginia, USA, on August 1, 1915. Charles lived to be 97 fulfilling his wish to be as old as his father. He was born to R.L. Black and Leva Spurlock Black who preceded him in death. Charles was a trainer of Saddle Bred Show Horses and was well known for his fine stable. Charles attended many horse shows in the Tri State Area. He is survived by a sister Nina Cantley, two nieces and three nephews and many cousins of the Black family and his beloved companion, Alice Beatty. Charles was in service to his country during World War II. He helped send pack mules to Asam, India, during his service years. Charles was an excellent trainer and breeder of the American Saddle Bred Horse. He served under General Patton in the Louisiana Maneuvers. Charles married Daisy Nichols Black who preceded him in death on July 18, 2000. Daisy and Charles gave their farm to Ohio University for the benefit of handicapped and disabled children. They were also instrumental in the establishment of the Pioneer School in Chillicothe. Charles felt that his greatest achievement in his life was serving in the Quarter Master Remount Service for his country. He received the American Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Ribbon and the Victory Medal during his time of service. He served in the Quarter Master Depot Remount - Calvary Division during World War II. Funeral services will be held 10am, Thursday, August 9, 2012, in the Ware Funeral Home, Chillicothe, OH, with Pastor Jim Eberts, of the Truth Church and Rev. Gerald Erter, of Concord Church Methodist officiating. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery, Sharpsburg, KY, where there will be military graveside rites.

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