BLACK Joe "The Brown Bomber" Black, age 69, went home to be with the Lord on October 23, 2012. Member of Word of Deliverance Church and retired from General Motors. Former coach of AMVETS baseball team in Sandusky, OH. Predeceased by parents James Black and Elmira Nolan and brothers Wesley, James, and Eddie Lee Black. He is survived by loving family, children, Pastor Joe (Raylene) Black, Jr., Timothy "Puddin Head" Black, Anthony "Pops" (Tabby) Jones, James Jones, Kizzy Black, and Denise Jones; siblings, Sell Jefferson, Emmitt Wilson, Nancy Wilson, and Joyce Nolan; former wife, Eunicestine Black; 19 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends. Home-going Celebration 11 a.m. Thursday, November 1, 2012 at Resurrection Power Church of God in Christ, 81 Price Rd., Gahanna, OH. Pastor Franklin Culver, officiating and Pastor Joe Black, Jr., eulogist. Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service. Interment Glen Rest Estates. Arrangements entrusted to SMOOT FUNERAL SERVICES, 614/444-1GOD (1463). Monique L. Smoot, Funeral Director. www.SMOOTFUNERAL.com
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Oct. 31, 2012