1947 — 2021
James Douglas Black, age 73, passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2021, surrounded by his family after a long illness. He was born on September 2, 1947 in Alamosa, Colorado to Helen and Douglas Black. The family moved to Littlefield when James was in third grade. At that time he started a lifetime relationship with Donna Smith. He loved baseball from a young age, he played on the Littlefield All Star Little League that won second at the state tournament. He graduated from Littlefield High School in 1966. James entered the Air Force in 1967 and remained until 1975, where he was a crew chief on a KC135 tanker and he served in the Vietnam War. He married Donna on January 24, 1970 in...