CELINA - Alva L. Black, age 72, of Celina, Ohio, died at 7:45 a.m. Nov. 29, 2013, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, following a brief illness.
He was born April 11, 1941, in Harrisburg, Pa., to Alva Sr. and Goldie (Kerns) Black.
He was married Nov. 19, 2003, to Vicky Burden, who survives in Celina along with his children, Sherry and Michael Dirksen, Union City, Ind.; Kimberly Reynolds, Ashland, Kan.; Julie and Jerry Francis, Versailles; Richie and Schanda Black, Ansonia; Rickie Black, Greenville; Ryan Black, Ansonia and Krista Hoover, Sandusky, Ohio. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and siblings, Gary Meyer, David Meyer, Patsy Stump and Linda Batty.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son-in-law, Frank Reynolds.
Alva retired from the Minster Machine Co. in 2000, he was an avid outdoorsman and trapshooter and belonged to many clubs and associations including the Newport Sportsmen's Club and Mercer County Sportsmen Assoc.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Minster, Pastor Dennis Wheeler presiding. Burial will follow at a later date. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until time of the service at the funeral home. Condolences may be left at www.hogenkampfh.com.