News Death Notice

BLACK, Finis "Gene" Age 83 of Butler Twp., passed away after a sudden battle against cancer. He is survived by his loving wife of the past 62 years, Delores (Daugherty) Black, daughter, Vicki Long and husband, Bruce; brothers, Rodney and Finis; and by nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and three sisters. Gene was a U. S. Army Korean War veteran. He had a 31-year career as a long distance truck driver for Eastern Express, CW Transport and Preston Equipment. He was a member of the Teamster's Local 957. Gene recently received his 60-year membership certificate from the Tipp City Masonic Lodge, and he was a member of the Scottish Rite, Valley of Dayton and the Antioch Shrine. He truly enjoyed his retirement for 24 years. Gene enjoyed simple pleasures: reading the Wall Street Journal, an Oreo cookie with his coffee, a Miller Lite after working in the yard, a nap to refresh, and always being with his wife. Masonic & Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 16, at the GEORGE C. MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, Northridge Chapel, 5040 Frederick Pike at Needmore Road. The family will be receiving friends from 1:00 p.m. Friday until time of service at the Martin Funeral Home. Private interment will be at a later date. If desired, contributions may be made in memory of Gene to the or the . To send a special message to the family, please visit

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George C. Martin Funeral Home
5040 Frederick Pike at Needmore Road Dayton, OH 45414

Published in Dayton Daily News on May 15, 2014