Charles Price Black
August 2, 1942 – April 27, 2021
Charles Price Black, 78 of Lester, AL, passed away on April 27, 2021 at Huntsville Hospital Hospice Family Care Center.
Funeral Service will be Monday May 3, 2021 at 2 P.M. at McConnell Memorial Chapel with Andy John King officiating. Visitation will be Sunday May 2, 2021 from 6-9 P.M. at McConnell Funeral Home. Burial will be in New Salem Cemetery.
Mr. Black was born August 2, 1942 in Limestone County, AL; to Elgie Price Black, and Cora Hodson Waldrop Black.
He retired after 33 years from Solutia in Decatur, and currently worked for Dealers Auto Auction of Huntsville. Mr. Black was a member of Salem United Methodist Church.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Ed Black, granddaughter Julie Dawn Smith.
Mr. Black is survived by his wife Alice Faye Black of Lester, AL; four daughters Alisha Harbin (Randy) of Athens, AL; Ramona Motes (Jonathan) of Lester, AL; Paula Fialk (Richard) of Lester, AL; and Regina Wallace (Shane) of Lester, AL; one sister Myra King (John Wayne) of Athens, AL; and one sister-in-law Gayle Black of Athens, AL; seven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Shane Wallace, Rusty Wallace, Jonathan Motes, Jacob Motes, Wesley Grant and Brady Grant.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Randy Harbin, and Richard Fialk.
Sunday, May 2, 2021
Monday, May 3, 2021
Charles Price Black
May 7, 2021
Charlie Black was my daddy . He exemplified what God's love (as my father) was really like. He was my hero. He was the only man I've ever truly trusted.
He was the best teacher I've ever had. He could take anything and explain it in layman's terms so you could understand it.
God gave me a vision during the funeral of daddy in a red shirt (covered in the blood of Jesus) standing at the gates of heaven. He turned around and smiled his big smile and waved to me then walked into the gate. That's God's love at its best!
May 4, 2021
I can't think of a single time when I didn't walk away smiling or laughing after talking with my friend Charlie Black. My conversations with Charlie each week at the auction were one of my favorite things about being a car dealer.
Charlie loved to sing. Since he knew I am a singer and songwriter, Charlie would frequently tell me about one song or another that he enjoyed singing on his karaoke machine. (He even had an app on his phone.) ...Just a few weeks ago, Charlie and I sang some old time country stuff together while we waited for the car auction to start. I think it was a Waylon Jennings song. Or maybe George Strait.
...Just a couple weeks before that, I remember Charlie telling me how much he looked forward to Saturday morning drives with his wife. He said they would drive to Burger King and enjoy a Croissan'wich for breakfast. He said he really loved those. I remember making a mental note that one Tuesday morning I wanted to leave for the auction early and surprise Charlie with one of those. A couple weeks ago I even remembered to ask Charlie which kind was his favorite Croissan'wich. He smiled that big old Charlie Black smile and told me"sausage, egg and cheese". I really meant to stop and get one for him one of these Tuesday mornings, but I guess there just wasn't enough Tuesday mornings with Charlie left. I'm sorry Charlie.
I remember him telling me not long ago too, about how he stopped along side the road to pick flowers for his wife. I told my wife about it and she became a Charlie Black fan even though she'd never met him.
Charlie was on my podcast one time last year too. He told about how he had attached the headlight on his old truck with a wire spring. I loved hearing his stories. I am sure a lot of us did. I am missing him already. I want to tell Charlie's family how sorry I am for their loss. I want to thank them too. Thank you for sharing our friend with all of us. He was a great friend and a really good man.
April 30, 2021
Charles loved to eat, sure going to miss him.