Robert “Bob” Oxford Black ’55

Robert “Bob” Oxford Black ’55, 78, of Knoxville, Tenn., passed away June 28, 2012. He was born in Johnson City, Tenn., and was a graduate of Davidson and Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. Black practiced optometry in Knoxville and Sevierville. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, attended Officer Candidate School, and served as a lieutenant JG in Cuba. Black was a member of Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church and elder, who ministered for many years as worship coordinator, and will be greatly missed. He also served on the board of Camp Chilhowee for the Presbytery of East Tennessee. Black was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Clayton Black and Ruth Culver Black. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jane Walker Black, 556 Cherokee Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37919-6603; sister-in-law, Sandra Walker Jenkins; nephew, Walker “Skip” Jenkins; and cousins, Charlie Franc Culver and Edwin Black.