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Richard C. "Rich" BlackRichard C. âRichâ Black, 89, of Richmond, passed away Tuesday, January 22, at Golden Living Center Oak Ridge.
He was born October 18, 1923 in Richmond, Indiana to Forrest and Pauline Clark Black. He was a 1941 graduate of Spartanburg High School and served in the US Army in the European Theatre during World War Two.
Mr. Black was a member of Hollansburg Christian Church and attended First Baptist Church in Richmond. He retired from Wayne Corp. in Richmond in 1983.
Mr. Black will be missed by his wife of 71 years, Annabel; daughter, Melanie Black, of Tucson, Arizona; son and daughter-in-law, Ronald Lee and Judy Black, of Martinsville; 2 grandchildren, Angela Carlon and Aaron Lee Black; 1 great-granddaughter, Juliana Belle Carlon.
A funeral ceremony will be conducted by Pastor Joe Hanna at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 25, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment with military rites will follow in Palestine Cemetery in Palestine, Ohio.
Family & friends may gather for visitation from 12-1 p.m. on Friday, January 25, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsonâs Research,
Church Street Station, PO Box 780, New York, NY 10008-0780, or the Wayne County Veterans Council, PO Box 1304, Richmond, IN 47374.
Sorry to learn of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
You have had a long struggle. May God's peace continue to sustain you.
Virginia Brumley Jan 28 2013 12:00 AM
So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Gene and Jo Anne
Jo Anne Richards Stocksdale Jan 24 2013 12:00 AM
Mel, Annabel & Ron,
I am so sorry to hear that Richard has passed away. I have good memories that go back to the days I stayed with Mel while Annabel & he were at work. He had a great smile and I enjoyed his humor. My heart hurts for you and my prayers of comfort for you go out to you.
Deb Wiley Jan 24 2013 12:00 AM