William Eugene Black
1922 - 2017
Foothills Funeral Home - Maryville
910 Lincoln Road
Maryville, TN
William Eugene Black

Lenoir City, TN

William (Bill) Eugene Black was born November 25, 1922, in Greenback, Tennessee, to the late Chester and Lillie Dobson Black. He passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at Westmoreland Health and Rehabilitation Center in Knoxville, TN.

Bill served in the U.S. Army and achieved the rank of Second Lieutenant. He retired in 1992 from the Y-12 Plant. Bill cherished his family and was a loving husband, devoted father and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Lillie Dobson Black and brothers, Marvin and Raymond Black.

Bill leaves to cherish his memory a loving and devoted wife, Nellie Faye Black, Lenoir City, TN; children, William (Tony) Black, Knoxville, TN, Richard Black (devoted son), Lenoir City, TN; Vanessa Black, Knoxville, TN, Stephanie Black, Knoxville, TN, and Susan (Kelvin) Borthwick, Loudon, TN; grandchildren, Xavier Cale and fiance Talitha Tweedy, Aaron Borthwick and Sebastian Borthwick; sister, Grace Henry, Louisville, TN; brothers-in-law, Landon Johnson, Lenoir City, TN, and Darryl (Linda) Johnson of Knoxville, TN; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Special thanks to Rev. Bob Cantrell and the staff and volunteers of Keystone Adult Day Program, Oak Ridge, TN, the staff of Westmoreland Health and Rehabilitation Center, U.T. Medical Center Hospice Services, and Knoxville Christian Center's Servants Hope Ministry, Knoxville, TN.

Out of respect for Bill's wishes, a private service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Keystone Adult Day Program, 1350 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830, Phone: 865-483-6631. Final arrangements entrusted to Foothills Funeral Home, Maryville. www.foothillsfuneralhome.com
Published by Knoxville News Sentinel on Dec. 1, 2017.
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