William Reid Black

Lexington, North Carolina

Feb 3, 1932 – Dec 17, 2016


February 3, 1932
December 17, 2016
Lexington, North Carolina


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Davidson Funeral Home- Lexington Obituary

William Reid Black, 84, of Black Sawmill Road, Lexington passed away Saturday, December 17, 2016 at the Hinkle Hospice House.


A celebration of his life will be held at 11:00 am Friday, December 23, 2016 at Pilgrim Reformed Church with the Rev. Richard Moore and Dr. David Kolb officiating.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00pm Thursday at Davidson Funeral Home, Lexington.


Mr. Black was born February 3, 1932 in Charles City County, VA to John Raymond & Irene Essick Black.  He was a lifelong member of Pilgrim Church and a 1950 graduate of Welcome High School.  Reid was self-employed as a logger and sawmill operator, learning the sawmill operation from his grandfather, William Avery Essick.  Retiring at the age of 76, he had a tremendous work ethic with the drive to stay busy until the end of his life.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two son-in-laws, Brad Leonard and Steve Lewis.


Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Peggy Sink Black, of the home; son Randall Reid Black (Lucinda); daughters Kathy Lewis, Teresa Sink (Keith) and Linda Leonard;  grandchildren Jonathan Reid Ray (Beth), Stephanie Mabe, Jordan Leonard (Whitney), Ashley Keyser (David), Cameron Black (fiancé Tori), Lauren Black and Brandon Leonard; great-grandchildren Avery and Hailey Ray, Layla and Lake Mabe, Audrey and Shelby Keyser, Ollie Kate and Sula Leonard; brother Larry Eugene Black.


Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292 or Pilgrim Reformed Church, 797 Pilgrim Church Road, Lexington, NC  27295. 

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Thinking of you and your family...You all are in my prayers!! Eve Sink

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Sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Anita Leonard

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Peggy and family you're in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God walk with you and always be by your side.

Murray and Jerry Sink

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Roger and Debbie Berrier

So sorry for your loss of a dear love one. And very good friend of our family. Charlie F. Sides and all families of Lexington and Welcome, NC.