Joe Black

August 20, 1932August 8, 2018

Joe Black, age 85, passed away peacefully at Redstone Village, Huntsville, AL, on August 8, 2018. He was born in Decatur, AL to parents, Lonnie McDonald Black, and Lois Morris Black. Mr. Black attended Riverside and Decatur High School and Athens College. He was a football manager for Coach Ogle’s Decatur Red Raiders; is a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from Monsanto with 38 years of service. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jo Heflin Black; his parents; 4 brothers(Otha Black, Morris Black, Greer black, and Gene Black); 2 sisters (Gurstle Rogers, and Mary Houston); and two siblings that did not survive childhood. He is survived by his two children Cecillia J. Black (Patrick Graft) of Bristow, VA; William J. Black(Gena) of Huntsville, AL; one granddaughter, Audrey Black, of Huntsville, AL; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at First Baptist Church Chapel, on Saturday, August 11th from 1:30p.m. until 3:00p.m. The service will begin at 3:00 p.m. with Bro. Roger Jenkins officiating. Burial will follow at Decatur City Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ( or First Baptist Church, Decatur, AL, are suggested.


  • Visitation Saturday, August 11, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, August 11, 2018

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April Dalrymple

August 10, 2018

So sorry about your dad William...Unfortunately, I know how you are feeling right now. Sorry I won't be able to make it to Decatur for the funeral, but please know we have been and will continue to pray for you and your family.