Gary Leon Black
Gary Leon Black, age 70, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center with his loving family by his side.
He was born and raised in Cleveland, Georgia, and was the only son of Geraldine and Leon Black. He loved his hometown so much that he chose to raise his four children here as well. He was well known around the community for being a caring man who loved and helped everyone he met.
After graduating from the University of Georgia, he had a long and meaningful career working for the Georgia Department of Corrections, where he guided and mentored many people to a better life. His generosity, love, and positivity will truly be missed by all who knew him. He was a shining light of hope and love in a dark world, truly one-of-a-kind. As a man of true faith, his family is confident he is rejoicing in heaven with our Lord and Savior.
He is preceded in death by his father, Leon Black.
He is survived by his wife, Stacy McDowell Black, his children, Missy Black (Pulliam), Chris Black, Rachel Black, and Sara Black, his mother Geraldine Black, and his grandchildren, Alex Pulliam, and Taylor Pulliam.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at The Chapel of Barrett Funeral Home. Mr. Terry McDowell will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at Barrett Funeral Home.
To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family, visit barrettfh.com.Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland.