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Memorial Oaks Funeral Home & Cemetery

13001 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX

OBITUARY

Jeffrey William Black

July 21, 1951March 19, 2020

Jeffery William Black passed away in Houston, TX on Thursday March 19th, 2020. Born July 21, 1951 in Madison, Wisconsin, to William E. and Olive Black.

Jeff graduated from A&M Consolidated High School in College Station, Texas in 1969. He went on to pursue a BBA degree from the College of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.

Jeff started in small business in the Bryan-College Station area, and in 1978 took a position with Johnson & Johnson as Territory Manager for Houston and South Texas. In 1981 he joined CB Commercial Real Estate as a salesman in the office building division working in the leasing and sales of office buildings. He was named office building “Broker of the Year” in 1993. In 1998 he joined Insite Realty as a partner and worked in the office leasing department.

In the mid 1990’s Jeff and his wife, Sandy, started Tower Executive Suites, which successfully grew to six locations in the Greater Houston area. The company currently remains in its Sugar Land and Katy locations. In 1999 Jeff started Delta Realty Inc. which was a third party commercial real estate company that sold and leased office buildings. Jeff led a full life and enjoyed traveling, fishing and spending time with his family and friends at his bay house at San Luis Pass or at his ranch in the Western Hill Country. He ‘loved that part’.

Jeff was preceded in death by his parents Bill and Olive Black. He is survived by his loving wife Sandy, his siblings Jennifer, Randal, and Renee. He is also survived by his children, Michael and his wife Shannon, Michelle and her husband Klark, as well as his 3 precious grandchildren Olive June, Marley Mae and Anna Lane.

He will be buried near his parents in College Station on Tuesday, March 24th, 2020. Due to the current social situation, a Celebration of Life will be held in his honor at a future date.

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Bill McGuire

March 30, 2020

Jeff & I were in the A&M Consolidated Class of '69. We were friends on the varsity basketball team. We were friends during one particular summer when 4 of us hatched a plan to swim at the Texas A&M swimming pool. Jeff was driving his parents red chevy, if memory serves. He parked on the side of DeWare Field House just around the corner from the pool, and it was approximately 8pm. One of the guys knew how to get in, and we used that to sneak in. There was no one else around, and in those days, circa 1967-1968, there were only about 8,000 students at A&M. We swam a bit, nervously, and jumped off the diving board in the deep end, but the University Police kept pulling cars over for speeding on Wellborn Road, which ran adjacent to the pool, and we would hide in the water as still as could be, and one time I was on the diving board, lying on top being still and trying not to laugh. After about the 3rd incident with the police car, we decided we were not going to have much more fun there and would likely be caught as not. We headed for the exit, which anyone who ever swam there knows is through the revolving steel doors. We ran to the car, and lo and behold, Jeff didn't have the car keys. Mild panic moment, then yelling, as one of the guys hollered at Jeff because he was supposed to leave the keys with the car. Jeff wasn't about to have the car stolen, so he decided to ignore that advice and took the keys inside the pool where they sat waiting for his return. The good news is that the keys were retrieved , and we made a clean getaway. Unfortunately, when we returned to Jeff's house, where his father was not expected until much later from an out of town trip, Jeff saw that his father's car was in the driveway. He freaked out, putting his mom's car in reverse and backing up too fast, he landed us in the ditches that used to run water off during heavy rains. No way could we get the car out of the ditch, which was about 3.5 feet deep, so Jeff had to go face his father.

Daniel Black

March 30, 2020

I knew Jeff as a determined and driven person that always focused in on a task to get done. One of the last times that we were together, Jeff was determined to catch sheep that had gotten into his property. We would drive back and forth on the high fence on edge of his property and many times looking out for the sheep. Each step of the way we slowly moved forward in the truck, keeping quite, as we looked through the binoculars and narrowed down where the animal could be. This time, successfully scaring away the sheep. Undoubtedly, each time I got to spend with my uncle was the opportunity to learn a new life lesson.

Jayne Bischoff

March 28, 2020

Though I mostly hung around cousins Renee, and Randy the most...the very happiest summer memories are when the Blacks visited our family farm in Wisconsin. I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort and God's grace to bring you peace.

Debbie Broadway

March 27, 2020

My job as a manager days at bright Lite Grocery, Jeff a gentleman and jolly positive guy that carried life like a feather in the wind very greatly enjoyed fishing stories ,how to catch fish . He will be very highly thought and missed during all seasons more ,my deepest sympathy to the wonderful family that had the chance of knowing him ,may some comfort that he lived doing what he enjoyed best
Treasure Island may the Angels wings carry him home .

Bob McBay

March 27, 2020

Sandy.
Very sorry for your loss.
Been friends ever since we shared notes on builders for Treasure Island 20 years ago.
In recent years we mostly shared waves as you passed by my house in your cart.
RIP Jeff.

Vicki Vontur

March 26, 2020

So interested in others. So friendly.

Blessed to have known Jeff and now have Sandy as part of family through nephew Michael.

Jeff made time for you. He listened. Lovely man. He will be sorely missed.

Love and prayers to family.

Robert and Joanna Sweitzer

March 24, 2020

We will miss you ,Jeff. Our time together was not long enough on this earth. We loved your dry sense of humor, your love of fishing and hearing all your stories. We especially shared your love for your family and grandchildren. Thank you for sharing them with us. We will look forward to being together again, until then ,enjoy the joys and peace of heaven. You are so loved. We will meet again🙏❤️

Wayne Angle

March 23, 2020

Thinking of you Jeff. Godspeed!

Patrick Berger

March 23, 2020

Mr. B (as I called him) had such a great sense of humor. He is very much responsible for how much Mike and I cut up and didn’t take life or ourselves too seriously. For that I am always indebted to him. Jeff and the Blacks are a great family that always treated me like one of their own. Thank you Jeff and the Blacks for the warmth and hospitality you always showed me. My thoughts are with you Sandy, Mike, and Michelle during this time. God bless.

John/judy Gowan

March 23, 2020

We will miss him. We loved the parties and fishing trips so much. We’re so sorry Sandy.

FROM THE FAMILY