Arthur Clay "A.C." Black

Arthur Clay A.C. Black LUBBOCK-Arthur Clay A.C. Black passed away Sunday Aug. 25, 2013, in Lubbock. AC was born Jan. 17, 1923, in Altus, Okla. to Irva and Verbia Black. He graduated from Lawton High School in Lawton, Okla. He married Jane Maupin April 18, 1943. AC served three years in the US Navy during WWII in the Pacific Theatre. He moved to Lubbock in the early 50s where he owned Ace Distributors, a food brokerage company, for over 20 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church and the Downtown Bible Class. AC is survived by three daughters, Sandi Housouer of Addison, Texas, Debra Gafford and husband Gary of Lubbock, and Amy Whittle and husband West of Lubbock; six grandchilden, Mark Smith and wife Pam of Dallas, David Smith and wife Kate of Austin, Hilary Beavis and husband James of Richardson, Texas, Whitney Gafford of Lubbock, Justin Headley of Lubbock and Allison Headley of Dallas; seven great-grandchildren, Christopher McSpadden and wife Carmen of Quanah, Texas, Markus and Ryan Smith of Dallas, Cameron, Avery and Spencer Smith of Austin, and Henry Beavis of Richardson, Texas; and two great-great-granddaughters, Leslie and Kyla McSpadden of Quanah. Visitation will be held tonight from 7 to 8 p.m. in Resthaven Funeral Home. A private graveside service will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. Contributions may be made to Polycystic Kidney Disease (P.D.K.) P.O. Box 871847, Kansas City, MO 64187-1847 or the Pure Joy Foundation, 1234 Burgess Lane, Austin, TX 78738 or Condolences may be offered at

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Resthaven Funeral Home & Cemetery
5740 West 19th Street Lubbock, TX 79407
(806) 791-6200

Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Aug. 26, 2013