VALLEY CENTER-Black, William Thomas "Bill" 92, passed away on Monday, May 22, 2017. He was born in Hallowell, KS, to Henry William Black and Bessie Pearl (Cobb) Black. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943-1946 and was a Veteran of World War II receiving the Purple Heart. He returned to Valley Center to marry Peggy Lois Hill. They settled in Valley Center and were life-long residents. He owned and operated Bill's Body and Fender Repair on Main Street in Valley Center, KS, until he retired in 2002. Bill was a member of the Lions Club of Valley Center, and member of the bowling league in Wichita. Most of you will remember him as an avid player of dominoes. He is preceded in death by his son, David Thomas Black; grandson, Bradley Mullinax; granddaughter, Jennifer Ann Black Tucker; parents, Henry and Bessie Black; brothers, Lloyd Black and Carl Black. Bill is survived by his daughter, Nakala Akasie "Jackie" and husband, Raymond Fuller; daughter-in-law, Kim Black; grandchildren, Dayton and Ashley Breth Black, Dylan, Kylie, Kelsey Black, Stacy Mullinax, William "Bill" Mullinax and wife, Mary E. Blake; great-grandchildren, Ethan Lingo, Jacob Tucker, Kaydence Ward, Jackson Black, Isaac, Alexis, Samuel and Annabel Mullinax; brother, Bob Black of Valley Center; sister, Louise Cole of Winfield; many other family and friends. Visitation with family 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, at Baker Funeral Home, Valley Center. Condolences may be left for the family at www.bakerfhvc.com
Published by Wichita Eagle on May 28, 2017.