Lieutenant Commander Dwayne V. Black affectionately known to many as "Yogi" was born December 5, 1960 to the parents of the Late Mr. Sylvester Anderson and Ms. Shirley Houston (Black) in Dade City, Florida. Gracefully, in Yogi's growth and development, Mr. Archie Jackson also became an intricate part of this nurturing by being his stepfather.
Yogi graduated from Pasco High School and entered into the United States Navy at the age of 17. He entered in as an enlisted sailor. Gradually and gainfully he became a Chief Petty Officer and elevated to the position of Lt. Commander of the United States Navy. In this capacity he served 25 years and retired with an Honorable discharge. Yogi enjoyed 21 years of retirement before the Lord moved him from his earthly tabernacle to his eternal home in glory.
Yogi leaves behind his siblings: brothers, David Pressley, Bruce Leon Anderson, Gary Black, and Mario Folmar; sisters, Wanda Black (deceased), Vivian Constable (deceased), Eunice Farris, Sylvia Ann Williams, Beverly Jones, Sharon Anderson, Sandra Wilson and Maria Anderson; one son, Saleem Black; grandsons, Saleem Jr., Samaryn, and Saniiyn; granddaughters, Sy'Asia and Syrheil; and a host of sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; bonus mothers, Mary Anderson and Leila Battle; significant other, Cheryl Gillis; special friends, Mr. Lawrence and Doris Mims.
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