Mr. Billy Black of Burkesville, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, September 18, 2022, at his residence having attained the age of 90 years, 7 month & 14 days. He was born on Thursday, February 04, 1932, in Allen County, Kentucky the son of Forrest Reid and Mary Hazel (White) Black. He was a retired Master Sergeant of the United States Air Force, having served in both the Korean Conflict and Vietnam.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, Gloria Joyce (Ivey) Black, whom he wed on Saturday, December 05, 1953, and a sister, Julia Faye Black.
He is survived by his children, Ricky (& Brenda) Black of Bowling Green, Kentucky, Carl (& Karen) Black of Burkesville, Kentucky, Matthew Black of Gallatin, Tennessee, sister, Barbara (Black) Wilson, grandchildren, Kristina (& Robert) Capps, Courtney Black, Kelsey Black, Jarod Black, Nicole Black, great-grandchildren, Ariana Black, Brayden Black, Sophie Black, Jaslynn Black, Cadence Capps, step-great granddaughter, Kali Capps, step-great-great grandchild, Hendrix Capps, along with a host of other family members and many friends.
The funeral service was conducted on Saturday, September 24, 2022 in the Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home in Burkesville, Kentucky with Deacon Michael Bryant officiating, with military honors. Military graveside honors were performed by the Air Force Honor Guard from Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. Casket bearers were Chris Gardner, Jarod Black, Rondal Garmon, Harvey Graves, Mike Bryant, Matthew Black, Robert Capps, Sheriff Scot Daniels, and City Officer Keaton Williams. Burial was in the Burkesville Cemetery in Burkesville, Kentucky.
Norris-New Funeral Home was honored to be in charge of the arrangements.