Elbert Gibboney “E.G.” Black, Jr., age 93 of Pulaski, died peacefully early Saturday morning, August 21, 2021 at Pulaski Health and Rehabilitation Center. E.G. was born on September 27, 1927 in Wythe County, and was the son of the late Kitty Lou Meredith Black and Elbert Gibboney Black.
He was a long-time proud member of First United Methodist Church, where he enjoyed being in the choir, and was well known for his great cooking abilities. E.G. graduated from Pulaski High School in 1945, and was shortly inducted into the United States Air Force until his discharge in 1948. He graduated from the National Business College in 1952. His primary occupation was a staff assistant to the General Manager Transportation of the N&W Railroad from 1966 to 1987. He spent his retiring years volunteering at Pulaski Community Hospital, now Lewis Gale Hospital – Pulaski, served on the Pulaski Town Council from 1992-1996, and 2000-2004, was a caterer, later in life, he was a certified caregiver to many in Pulaski, and was a member of the former Thorn Spring Country Club.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother and sister and their spouses: Shirley (Henry) Underwood, Isabel “Izzy” (Earl) Akers, Sarah “Tip” (Jack) Quillen, Charles “Zack” (Carol) Black, Lyle (Iva Jewell) Shufflebarger, Douglas “Dee” (Carol “Teddy”) Black. He is survived by his sister, Iva Jewell Shufflebarger, and sister-in-law, Carol Black, along with many nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, August 29, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Will Shelton officiating. The family will receive friends at the church on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Burial will follow in the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery on Monday, August 30, 2021. Flowers will be appreciated, but for those who wish, may make memorial contributions in his memory to the First United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.seaglefuneralhome.com Arrangements by Seagle Funeral Home, Pulaski.
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