Elmer Lee Black, 87, of Greensburg, passed away at 8:50 a.m. on Monday, March 9, 2015, at his residence. Born February 28, 1928, in Westport, he was the son of John Elmer and Irene (Seal) Black.
He was a former resident of Anderson, Indiana, and Margate, Florida.
Mr. Black graduated in 1946 from Sandcreek High School and formerly worked for Payless and Ranch and Harvest Supermarkets as produce manager. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 129 in Greensburg and Moose Lodge No. 398 in Columbus. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Elmer enjoyed arrowhead hunting, duck hunting and fishing. He was a lifelong collector of Indian artifacts, an avid coin collector and owned The Coin Shop in Nashville and Tree City Treasures in Greensburg.
He married Mary Mudd in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and she survives. Other survivors include his daughter, Sharon K. (Skip Mann) Clark of Nashville; his son, Linden L. Black of Wetmore, Michigan; stepdaughters, Catherine (David) Ralston of Columbus and Lisa (John) Cilento of Plainview, New York; his sisters, Laura Ellen Wright of Greensburg and Judith Collen Grider of Columbus; his brothers, Marvin Gale Black of Oklahoma, John Albert (Janet) Black of Greensburg and James Eugene (Rebecca) Black of Franklin; his grandchildren, Cahn Black, Amber Shupe, Kendra (Jon) Robertson, Kyra (Joe-D.)Baxter, Andrew, Timothy and Carolyn Cilento; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Dennis K. Black; sisters, H. Eileen Thompson and Carrie Etta McCullough; and a grandson, Dana Clark.
The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 13, 2015, at Bass & Gasper Funeral Home in Westport with the Rev. Charles Kennedy officiating. Military graveside rites and burial will follow at Westport Cemetery. A time of visitation will be held from noon until time of service at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2015.
Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.
Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.bassgasper.com.