Larry Black

Larry Thomas Black, 80 of Pinellas Park, passed away peacefully on February 3, 2021 at home surrounded by his family.

Larry Black was born in Clearwater, Florida to Arnold and Billye (Tinney) Black on June 8, 1940.  He grew up in Ozona, FL and went to Tarpon High School where he played football and graduated in 1958.  He later received a B.A. from the University of South Florida in 1970 and a Master’s Degree from Fitchburg State University in 1993. He also served in the United States Army from 1959 to 1962. He married Carolyn Leslie MacLean on June 9, 1962 at Union Congregational Church in Wollaston, Massachusetts. They were married for 47 years before Carolyn passed away on February 11, 2009. He worked as a Materials Manager for many years, most notably at Digital Equipment Corporation for 14 years.  He was actively involved in The Heirs of Promise Church and in the Mainlands Community where he leaves a number of close friends.

Larry is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Carolyn (MacLean) Black, his parents Arnold and Billye Black and his sister Rita Covell.

Larry is survived by his children Andrew and wife Holly Lyn of Austin, TX. and Aaron and wife Cherie of Boston, MA. 

Service: A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Taylor Funeral Home on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 4 pm with Pastor Jim Bristow of Heirs of Promise Church officiating.

Interment: will be arranged at a future date.

In Lieu of Flowers, the family requests donations, in Memory of Larry, to the Suncoast Hospice Foundation.

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2 months ago

Larry will certainly be missed by his friends that were made after all our spouses died. Up until this pandemic, we have met for lunch once a month. We all loved you, and will miss you! My condolences to the family!

Helen L Retter
2 months ago

I will miss being with Larry at our monthly luncheons. He was always up beat even with all his health problems. May his memory be a blessing. My sympathy to all his family.
Helen (one of the hospice ladies.)

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