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“My dear Patsy, I am so sorry to read on facebook about Bill's death. Our time as friends over the years was brief when we were together, but always a...Read More »
1 of 26 | Posted by: Nancy Renkel

“It was truly a pleasure caring for your husband during his last days, Patsy. I have been thinking of you and your family. I send my sincerest...Read More »
2 of 26 | Posted by: Shannon Dell

“So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He and Patsy were so kind to me and my mom when her health began to decline. Truly a man of God who lived a...Read More »
3 of 26 | Posted by: Cindy Bradford

“Bill will be sorely missed by many, but none more than Patsy, Missy and Abigail. May the Lord hold you in his warm embrace while you find your...Read More »
4 of 26 | Posted by: The Buckley Family, Lubbock

“There are no words that can ease the heartache of Bill's wife, family and friends. Bill was such a special person and will be missed terribly. Our...Read More »
5 of 26 | Posted by: Larry and Carole Johnson

“Patsy and family, I was so sad to hear of Bill's passing. We've missed seeing y'all sitting in front of us at church for a while now. We will miss...Read More »
6 of 26 | Posted by: Sandra Loftis

“I'm so sorry for your loss. He was a man who was loved by many and will be great loss to us all. ”
7 of 26 | Posted by: Cindy Bottoms

“Pasty, our love for you and Bill is immeasurable and so sorry we are away and cannot be there to celebrate his life. Our prayers are With you. In...Read More »
8 of 26 | Posted by: WANDA Pratt

“I am so sorry for your loss, Patsy. No matter how bad Bill felt, he always managed a hug and a smile and gave glory to God. You and your family are...Read More »
9 of 26 | Posted by: Teresa and John Sensibaugh and Fred Stone

“Thoughts and Prayers go out to his family and friends. Mr. Black was a great neighbor. ”
10 of 26 | Posted by: Ken Glidewell

“Patsy and Missy, I am so sorry for your loss. I lost contact with all of you many years ago. I have thought about all of you often. We all had...Read More »
11 of 26 | Posted by: SONDRA HARE

“Not too many in life get to have one great Dad, I had mine by birth and Bill by a kind of adoption of sorts that only we probably understand. When he...Read More »
12 of 26 | Posted by: Jerry Talley - Chesterfield, VA

“God bless you during this time if transition. Love and prayers Jesus Christ is the great I Am. ”
13 of 26 | Posted by: Susan Weeks

“Pasty, we thank our Lord for Bill. He was a delightful blessing to us. As you know, your loss is heaven's gain. "Precious in the sight of the Lord is...Read More »
14 of 26 | Posted by: Richard & Elizabeth Englert

“May God surround you with love, peace, and comfort during this time of loss.Sending prayers ”
15 of 26 | Posted by: Emma Graham

“My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. ”
16 of 26 | Posted by: Johnny Asal Sr. - Farmville, VA

“Bill will be missed by all of us. It's our love for him because he is missed. We know he is in the arms of Jesus and one day we will see him and our...Read More »
17 of 26 | Posted by: Kenneth Prescott

“Patsy and family, we are so sorry to hear about Bill. He was such a sweet and charming man. We will miss him in Florida. Our sympathy and prayers...Read More »
18 of 26 | Posted by: Lyndell and Sandi Plank

“So very sorry for your loss but Bill is having a grand reunion in heaven! Praying for your strength. ”
19 of 26 | Posted by: The Larry Snead Family, Bristol

“Patsy,so sorry to hear Bill had been sick,but your lose was Heavens gain.You haven't lost him you know where he is.Best wishes to you and your family. ”
20 of 26 | Posted by: Mary Albritton

“We treasure the privilege of knowing Bill and you and only wish it was for a much longer time. I pray God will give you peace for it is certain Bill...Read More »
21 of 26 | Posted by: Linda Mansfield

“Oh Patsy, I just don't know what to say, but I love you. ”
22 of 26 | Posted by: Boots Bagent

“Patsy I am so saddened about Bill may God grant you comfort and peace to know Bill was to love him.Margaret and Hank ”
23 of 26 | Posted by: Margaret Davis

“My heart goes out to the entire extended Black family. Bill was such a kind, sweet, and loving man. I hope that you can all find peace during this...Read More »
24 of 26 | Posted by: Sarah Mills - Raleigh, NC

“Patsy, Pat and I wish to send our condolences and tell how much we enjoyed the time you and Bill spent with us on your visits to Lubbock. We will...Read More »
25 of 26 | Posted by: Frank Treadway

“Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time. ”
26 of 26 | Posted by: The Staff of Morrissett Funeral and Cremation Service - VA


William G. “Bill” Black, claimed the promise of his Lord and Savior and went home to Heaven on August 10, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father, Lamen and his mother, Helen; daughter, Chelle and his dog, Cheyenne. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Patsy; daughter, Missy and her husband, Donald Banes; beloved granddaughter, Abigail Blaha; brother, Ed and his family; brother in law, Jerry Miller and his family and his furry companion, Mr. Kitty. He was born and raised in Nottoway County, where he owned the family farms with his wife. He had a herd of Black Angus cattle which he loved but turned the management of the farm over to his daughter, Missy and son in law, Donald, when his health declined. He graduated from Crewe High School in 1959 and went to Diesel School in Nashville, Tenn. and later attended night classes at RPI (now VCU). In 1960, he went to work for Mack Trucks, Inc. in Richmond, where he started in the shop and eventually retired after 37.5 years, where most of his time was spent in sales. He was a former President of the Chesterfield Jaycees, a member of a committee that started the Salem Elementary School PTA, a member of the Bull Dog Club and selected to appear in the 1969 edition of the Outstanding Young Men of America. He received a Stewardship Award from the Piedmont Soil & Water Conservation District for the farms. He was a charter member and Deacon of Fellowship Baptist Church and member of Iron Bridge Baptist Church. Bill loved his wife’s family in the Bristol VA/TN area and he was loved by them in return. He spent the last week of his life before his hospitalization with them. He was so very blessed by his many friends who respected him greatly. He had a special place in his heart for the community of Arcadia, Florida and had hoped to be there this winter and spring to sing in the Easter cantata of Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church. He was fortunate to have traveled to 49 of the 50 contiguous states and loved nothing more than camping in these states. He always said he was a cowboy at heart and loved wearing western wear including cowboy hats and boots. He loved true country music and played the guitar until arthritis interfered. He had an unlimited amount of love and pride for his special granddaughter, Abigail, who graduated Magna Cum Laude from VCU in May of this year and was overjoyed to be able to witness the event. He will be remembered for being a wonderful husband, a spectacular father and grandfather, and a kind, caring, compassionate, and selfless man. He loved God with all his heart and is now free of all suffering and pain and is reunited with Chelle and those who have gone before. Best of all, he is with his Heavenly Father. The family will receive friends from 12 noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Morrissett Funeral & Cremation Service, 6500 Iron Bridge Rd. (Rte. 10) with his Celebration of Life starting at 2 p.m. He will be laid to rest at Sunset Memorial Park, privately among his immediate family. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church, 2865 SW County Rd. 661, Arcadia, FL 34266, to be used at their discretion and to the glory of God.