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Willard Black

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Willard Black Obituary

Willard Brooks Black passed away at the Madeira Health Care Center, Cincinnati, Ohio January 28, 2018 at the age of 79, following a prolonged struggle with Alzheimer's disease. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Robert John and Marilyn Black; his daughter and son-in-law, Alice Jane and R. Stephen Gabbard; his brother and sister-in-law, Robert Mackenzie and Gail Black; his former spouse and good friend Merrilee R. Atkins; and grandchildren Jordan Matthew Gabbard, Emily Grace Harmon, Alex Atkins Black, and Tyler Black.

Will was born on June 14, 1938 in Palmyra, NY to Lewis and Jane Black. Will served in the Air Force and worked as an engineer, then as a charter Learjet pilot. His many hobbies included playing the tuba, flying, woodcarving, home improvement, poetry, computer technology, building model boats, gardening, dancing, and boating. He was proud to be a Freemason. Will's children and grandchildren will remember him as a loving, supportive, and knowledgeable person. Following a 1:00 p.m. visitation, the funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m., February 3, 2018 at the Spring Grove Funeral Home, 4839 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio. The Reverend Joe Pennington will officiate, following a Masonic prayer service. The family would like to thank the compassionate caregivers of Alois Alzheimer's Center and Madeira Health Care Center who provided Will with much love and comfort in his final years. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial donations be sent to the .
Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Feb. 2, 2018
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