Jimmy Ray Black, 66, of Whitaker Road, Grant, passed away peacefully at his home on May 18, 2020.
Jimmy was born in Grant to Raymond and Martha (Smith) Black. He was raised in the Tiftonia area near Chattanooga. He was a graduate of Kirkman Technical High School in the class of 1971.
After graduation he was employed by DuPont, Inc. in Chattanooga. He married Belva Ashley in March of 1976. They moved to the Grant area in 1977. He was employed by PPG Industries until his retirement after 36 years of service.
He was a faithful member of Grassy Mountain Holiness Church. He served as the treasurer of the church for 26 years.
Jimmy had a very outgoing personality of which countless friends and acquaintances will have many wonderful memories. He had a love for animals especially horses. He loved driving his tractor and helping his neighbors. He was a loving husband, dad, and grandpa.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Belva Ashley Black; son, Adrian (Jennifer) Black; granddaughter, Breanna Black; grandson, Landon Black; mother, Martha Black; brother, David (Teresa) Black; sister Reba (Mike) Okesky; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father Raymond Black and infant brother Billy Raymond Black.
The funeral service was a private event with interment at Panquin Cemetery in Grant.
The family would like to express a special thanks to Encompass Home Health for their special services.