HAMPTON - William "Bill" Randle Black, 89, died peacefully at home February 28, 2017. The son of Randle and Myrtle Black, he was born in Barboursville, West Virginia. Bill proudly served his country in Vietnam and retired from the U.S. Air Force. He also worked and retired from the Veteran's Administration in Hampton. Bill was a dedicated member of Calvary Assembly of God Church. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Bill was preceded in death by his parents; beloved wife of 66 years, Aurelia Louise Black; daughter, Patsy L. Kinser; his brothers Jack Black and Tom Black; sisters Nancy Hineman and Clara Jean Black Murray, and brother-in-law Paul Murray. Survivors include sons William M. Black and Ronald K. Black; sister Betty Shelton; sister-in-law Virginia Burks; 7 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. The family will receive friends at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home, Hampton, Virginia on Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 6-8 PM. A funeral service will be conducted by Pastor David Highlander at the funeral home on Friday, March 3, 2017 at 2 PM. Interment will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill's memory to The Alzheimer's Association
. "Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father's house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am." John 14:1-3.
Published by Daily Press on Mar. 2, 2017.