William G. Black
11/19/1940 - 08/10/2017
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William G. "Bill" Black, claimed the promise of his Lord and Savior and went home to Heaven on August 10, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father, Lamen and his mother, Helen; daughter, Chelle and his dog, Cheyenne. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Patsy; daughter, Missy and her husband, Donald Banes; beloved granddaughter, Abigail Blaha; brother, Ed and his family; brother in law, Jerry Miller and his family and his furry companion, Mr. Kitty. He was born and raised in Nottoway County, where he owned the family farms with his wife. He had a herd of Black Angus cattle which he loved but turned the management of the farm over to his daughter, Missy and son in law, Donald, when his health declined. He graduated from Crewe High School in 1959 and went to Diesel School in Nashville, Tenn. and later attended night classes at RPI (now VCU). In 1960, he went to work for Mack Trucks, Inc. in Richmond, where he started in the shop and eventually retired after 37.5 years, where most of his time was spent in sales. He was a former President of the Chesterfield Jaycees, a member of a committee that started the Salem Elementary School PTA, a member of the Bull Dog Club and selected to appear in the 1969 edition of the Outstanding Young Men of America. He received a Stewardship Award from the Piedmont Soil & Water Conservation District for the farms. He was a charter member and Deacon of Fellowship Baptist Church and member of Iron Bridge Baptist Church. Bill loved his wife's family in the Bristol VA/TN area and he was loved by them in return. He spent the last week of his life before his hospitalization with them. He was so very blessed by his many friends who respected him greatly. He had a special place in his heart for the community of Arcadia, Florida and had hoped to be there this winter and spring to sing in the Easter cantata of Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church. He was fortunate to have traveled to 49 of the 50 contiguous states and loved nothing more than camping in these states. He always said he was a cowboy at heart and loved wearing western wear including cowboy hats and boots. He loved true country music and played the guitar until arthritis interfered. He had an unlimited amount of love and pride for his special granddaughter, Abigail, who graduated Magna Cum Laude from VCU in May of this year and was overjoyed to be able to witness the event. He will be remembered for being a wonderful husband, a spectacular father and grandfather, and a kind, caring, compassionate, and selfless man. He loved God with all his heart and is now free of all suffering and pain and is reunited with Chelle and those who have gone before. Best of all, he is with his Heavenly Father. The family will receive friends from 12 noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Morrissett Funeral & Cremation Service, 6500 Iron Bridge Rd. (Rte. 10) with his Celebration of Life starting at 2 p.m. He will be laid to rest at Sunset Memorial Park, privately among his immediate family. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church, 2865 SW County Rd. 661, Arcadia, FL 34266, to be used at their discretion and to the glory of God.

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August 29, 2017
We were sad to hear that Bill had passed. His smile will linger long in our hearts along with the fond memories of fun times in Arcadia, FL. Prayers are with you and your family during this time. God be with you.
Buddy and Margaret Clark
August 28, 2017
W were shocked and much saddened to hear of Bills passing. Bill will be missed by many in Cross Creek. We were looking forward to having you down again this winter. Our thought and prayers are with Patsy and the family. Sent with our love
David and Margaret Jacobsen
August 28, 2017
Bill your smile and friendship will truly be missed. We are so lucky to have enjoyed so many good times with you at Cross Creek. Watch over us from heaven. Love, Patty and Don
Don and Patty Shepherd
August 26, 2017
Aunt Patsy, Uncle Bill was an exceptional man. I love you, God bless.
Edward Black
August 19, 2017
My dear Patsy, I am so sorry to read on facebook about Bill's death. Our time as friends over the years was brief when we were together, but always a blessed time. He and Joe can now be together.
Nancy Renkel
August 16, 2017
It was truly a pleasure caring for your husband during his last days, Patsy. I have been thinking of you and your family. I send my sincerest condolences. Prayers for peace, strength, and comfort for all of those who loved your sweet husband.
Shannon Dell
August 16, 2017
So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He and Patsy were so kind to me and my mom when her health began to decline. Truly a man of God who lived a Godly life!! Patsy, hugs to you and your family. Cindy Bradfor & Mary Wilson
Cindy Bradford
August 15, 2017
Bill will be sorely missed by many, but none more than Patsy, Missy and Abigail. May the Lord hold you in his warm embrace while you find your footing and make your way in a world without your beloved Bill.
The Buckley Family, Lubbock
August 15, 2017
There are no words that can ease the heartache of Bill's wife, family and friends. Bill was such a special person and will be missed terribly. Our thoughts and prayers for all who loved him.
Larry and Carole Johnson
August 15, 2017
Patsy and family, I was so sad to hear of Bill's passing. We've missed seeing y'all sitting in front of us at church for a while now. We will miss his sweet presence and smile. Praying for your family during his difficult time, but rejoicing with heaven at his home going!
Sandra Loftis
August 15, 2017
I'm so sorry for your loss. He was a man who was loved by many and will be great loss to us all.
Cindy Bottoms
August 15, 2017
Pasty, our love for you and Bill is immeasurable and so sorry we are away and cannot be there to celebrate his life. Our prayers are With you. In Christian love Ken and Wanda Pratt
August 14, 2017
Not too many in life get to have one great Dad, I had mine by birth and Bill by a kind of adoption of sorts that only we probably understand. When he called me son, I really think he meant it, and I felt it too. What a great man, Dad, Husband and friend to many. It broke my heart when I heard. My memories will never die, no matter how long I live, from your Son, Jerry
Jerry Talley
August 15, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss, Patsy. No matter how bad Bill felt, he always managed a hug and a smile and gave glory to God. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, as well as Dad (Fred) and John's. We feel blessed to have known Bill!
Teresa and John Sensibaugh and Fred Stone
August 14, 2017
Thoughts and Prayers go out to his family and friends. Mr. Black was a great neighbor.
Ken Glidewell
August 14, 2017
Patsy and Missy, I am so sorry for your loss. I lost contact with all of you many years ago. I have thought about all of you often. We all had lots of fun way back then. Lots of hugs and prayers for you and Missy. Love you always
August 14, 2017
My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Johnny Asal Sr.
August 14, 2017
God bless you during this time if transition. Love and prayers Jesus Christ is the great I Am.
Susan Weeks
August 14, 2017
Pasty, we thank our Lord for Bill. He was a delightful blessing to us. As you know, your loss is heaven's gain. "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints."
Richard & Elizabeth Englert
August 14, 2017
May God surround you with love, peace, and comfort during this time of loss.Sending prayers
Emma Graham
August 14, 2017
Bill will be missed by all of us. It's our love for him because he is missed. We know he is in the arms of Jesus and one day we will see him and our Savior JESUS. Keeping Patsy and family in our prayers.
Kenneth Prescott
August 14, 2017
Patsy and family, we are so sorry to hear about Bill. He was such a sweet and charming man. We will miss him in Florida. Our sympathy and prayers are with you.
Lyndell and Sandi Plank
August 14, 2017
So very sorry for your loss but Bill is having a grand reunion in heaven! Praying for your strength.
The Larry Snead Family, Bristol
August 14, 2017
Patsy,so sorry to hear Bill had been sick,but your lose was Heavens gain.You haven't lost him you know where he is.Best wishes to you and your family.
Mary Albritton
August 14, 2017
We treasure the privilege of knowing Bill and you and only wish it was for a much longer time. I pray God will give you peace for it is certain Bill is happy in his new home, you know that and so do we. We love you and pray for you comfort.
Linda Mansfield
August 14, 2017
Oh Patsy, I just don't know what to say, but I love you.
Boots Bagent
August 13, 2017
Patsy I am so saddened about Bill may God grant you comfort and peace to know Bill was to love him.Margaret and Hank
Margaret Davis
August 13, 2017
My heart goes out to the entire extended Black family. Bill was such a kind, sweet, and loving man. I hope that you can all find peace during this time of grief, and know that he must be elated to be reunited with sweet Chelle. You will all remain in my thoughts and prayers.
Sarah Mills
Family Friend
August 13, 2017
Patsy, Pat and I wish to send our condolences and tell how much we enjoyed the time you and Bill spent with us on your visits to Lubbock. We will always remember talking with you and Bill and hearing Bill's stories. Love you Frank & Pat Treadway
Frank Treadway
August 12, 2017
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
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