Obie Lee Black
1925 - 2020
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Obie Lee Black

Muncie - Obie Lee Black, 95, of Muncie, passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2020. He was born on September 3, 1925 in Besty, Kentucky to the late Ephram M. and Jenima J. (Alexander) Black.

Obie was an Inspector at GM for over 50 years. He married the love of his life, Estella E. Black on April 22, 1950. He enjoyed music of all types and was a singer, guitar player, and songwriter for Leon Black and The Black Jacks and Rhythm Rangers. He had also been a Way of the Cross Singer and a member of UAW. Obie and Stella, The Capper Cutters, were often featured on WLB'Cs Channel 49.

Obie is survived by his daughter, Sheila Miller (James) of Muncie and several nieces and nephews.

Obie was preceded in death by his parents, Ephram M. and Jenima J. (Alexander) Black; wife, Estella E. Black; three brothers; and two sisters.

Due to COVID, Graveside Services will be held on Monday, November 23, 2020 in Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Muncie at 2:00 pm, officiated by Reverend Jerry Blevins. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Visit online for more information. Online condolences may be made by visiting

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Published in The Star Press from Nov. 20 to Nov. 21, 2020.
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November 21, 2020
Prayers for Obie's family always like talking to Obie at Delco Battery. BILL Robbins
Bill Rob ins
November 21, 2020
Obie was a great guy. My father, Charles Conley, and I played music with him in the Way of the Cross Singers. He loved to sing and play his guitar! Ioved hearing him sing "He's Coming Back on a Silver Cloud of Glory"! It was my favorite song to play with him. Rest easy Obie.
Michael Anderson
November 21, 2020
Sorry to hear of his passing, I always enjoyed hearing his music at church. He blessed many people through his songs.
Beth Walker
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