David Arthur Black, Sr., 73, Allendale, Mich., died at 3:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, at his daughter’s home in Anderson. He was born Aug. 4, 1946 in Wabash, to Harold Eugene and Hazel Marguerite (Hall) Black.
He was a 1964 graduate of Wabash High School, and also graduated from Chapman College. He married Angela Lee Meyer in Wabash, Indiana on October 31, 1966. He was a US Air Force veteran, serving from 1968-1984. He also worked as the I.T. Manager for Spartan Stores in Michigan. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking, mushroom hunting, and was an accomplished marathon runner, having completed ten marathons. He especially loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Angela Lee Black of Allendale; three children: David (Anita) Black, Jr. of Sterling Heights, Mich.; Jennifer (Jesse) Scott of Anderson; and Shanna Black of Grand Rapids, Mich.; seven grandchildren: Dianna (Cory) Chapman of Rapid City, South Dakota; Clara Black of Sterling Heights; Michael David Swango and Matthew Swango, both of Wabash; Emilee Scott of Anderson; Kendrick Rhines and Ameila Rose Hoyle, both of Grand Rapids; brother, Craig (Eva) Black of Valparaiso; sister, Janet (Dave) Sparling of Wabash; and his sister-in-law, Pat Pat Black of Wabash.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, James Michael Black, and his sister, Murta Douglass.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 31, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Thomas Black officiating. Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 1-3 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are Wounded Warriors or FisherHouse.org.