William A. Black
Va Beach - William Allen Black passed away at his home on Saturday, September 9, 2017, with loved ones at his side. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Brenda Black.
Bill was born in Portsmouth, VA on August 1, 1944, and while Virginia remained his home till his death, he traveled far and wide to six continents for both work and pleasure. A US Navy veteran, Bill also worked as a photographer for the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. He was equally at home shooting footage from a helicopter or taking pictures in a garden, and his creative spirit came forth in all the varied interests in his life, from his photography, to his cooking, to his gardening. Bill cared fiercely for ideas and current events, and was passionate about his opinions.
After his wife Brenda's death in 2011, he lived on his own, with his dog Alex, but had many friends, associates, and teammates whom he entertained, or with whom he played bridge, sailed, and scuba-dived. He had a terrific sense of humor and his laughter was contagious. He was thankful.
Arrangements are private. Condolences may be made to the family at:www.hollomon-brown.com
Published by The Virginian-Pilot on Sep. 17, 2017.