Harold Taylor Black

June 5, 1950 - November 19, 2015

                                     
Harold Taylor Black, 65, of Allen, Texas went to rest on November 19, 2015 after a yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer.  

Harold was born on June 5, 1950 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Harold D. and Marguerite Brooks Black. He graduated from Byrd High School in 1968 and Northeast University (ULM), Monroe, LA, Class of 1973. Harold joined the Air Force Reserves, Barksdale AFB where he enjoyed a 24 year career before retiring as First Sergeant of the 47th Fighter Squadron.   Harold also enjoyed a long and successful career in Sales and Marketing which began at Poulan Chain Saw Company in Shreveport where he gave 22+ years and met his wife of 26 years, Michele.

After marrying in 1989, Harold and Michele resided in Shreveport, LA until Harold’s career took them to Allen, TX in 1995. Together they have one child, Taylor, 23.   Harold has one daughter, Stephanie McKenzie, 43 of Shreveport, LA.

His passion and love for the outdoors allowed him to finish his career with fine companies such as Gerber Legendary Blades and GSM Outdoors where he was afforded the opportunity to do what he loved, work with wonderful people and experience hunting and fishing trips all around the country.   Harold often mentioned the wonderful people and companies he worked with as a Sales Manager.

Harold’s other passion was baseball, where he spent countless hours on the field as a player in his younger years, to coaching young boys, to watching his son go on to play ball at the professional level.

He is preceded in death by his father, Harold D. Black. Harold is survived by his wife, Michele; son, Taylor both of Allen, TX; daughter, Stephanie McKenzie; mother, Marguerite; granddaughter, Kaitlynn McKenzie ; sister, Carol Black and nieces, Dawn Dunn, Sara Gonsoulin, Shelly Gonsoulin all from Shreveport, LA.

The family would like to express their sincere thanks and gratitude towards GSM outdoors for their love and support we received from a place he thought of as family more than work.

Memorial Services will be held at Shreve City Baptist Church, Shreveport, LA on November 28, 2015 at 12:00 noon and at Suncreek United Methodist Church, Allen TX on December 3, 2015 at 2:00 pm. His final resting place will be DFW National Veterans Cemetery, Dallas TX at a later date with a family gathering.

The family requests donations to Suncreek United Methodist Church, 1517 W. McDermott Dr., Allen, TX 75013, Shreve City Baptist Church, 2810 Knight St., Shreveport, LA 71104 or Catch a Dream Foundation, 2485 Ennis Rd., Starkville, MS 39759 (Once-in-a-lifetime hunting and fishing experiences for children who have a life-threatening illness.)

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Michelle and Taylor, My heart saddens for you at this time. My parents have told me many stories of your sweet family and they were so thankful to call your family their friends. Having lost my mother, I send you my deepest form of empathy. There are no words that can comfort but I am in hopes that knowing you are in our thoughts and prayers will bring a sense of love into a time full of grieving. All of my love and prayer, Christine Wiegel Christine Wiegel, January 18, 2016