Albert R. Black

December 28, 1933December 22, 2013
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Albert R. Black, 79 of Fort Smith passed away Sunday, December 22, 2013. He was born December 28, 1933 in Monkey Run, AR to the late Don Black and Ermma Alexander. He was a Railroad Engineer for Frisco Railroad and later retired from Burlington Northern Railroad. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran and a member of the Eagle’s Club. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Ann and one son Don Black.

A private committal of ashes will be held at Oak Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Friday December 27, 2013 at Fentress Mortuary.

Mr. Black is survived by his daughter Tina Brasuell of Van Buren, three sons; Tom Black, Eddy Black, and Jim Black all of Fort Smith, two sisters; Donna Campbell of Truth or Consequences, NM and Mary Allen of Strafford, MO, and his brother Charlie Black of Los Cruzes, NM, his companion of 14 years Ruth Kaundart as well as 12 Grandchildren and 10 Great Grandchildren.



  • Visitation Friday, December 27, 2013


  • Private Committal of Ashes

Albert R. Black

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Debbie & Kathy Michelle Underwood

December 30, 2013

Tommy, Eddy, Jimmy & Tina ~ We are so very sorry to read about your dad. I have told Kathy Michelle and she was remembering her time spent at your parents with Shelly. Please know that all of you are in our prayers.

Bob Acord

December 27, 2013

Jimbo and Eddy,
So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. We just heard and wish we could have been at visitation. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Big Al was an amazing man and a wonderful father. We love you all.
Bob & Kim Acord

T.A. Norris

December 27, 2013

We are sorry for your loss. We enjoyed seeing you at the dances. T.A. and Kathy Norris

James & Edna Wagoner

December 27, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss. Mr.Black was a very loyal customer and friend over the years. We knew his family for a very long time. Please accept our condolences.

Amy Lelemsis-Naegle

December 27, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. It's been several years since I have seen Al. But, I was just thinking about Al and Ruth the other day. He was such a sweet man, who always made me feel welcome. Ruth and the family are in our thoughts and prayers. He was a very special man.

Regina Mason

December 26, 2013

Albert was always good to me and could make me laugh. His easy going nature was such fun! He could be so tight with a dollar that we all teased him and he would just laugh at us. I will always be thankful for the time he shared my life.

Tommy Chaffin

December 26, 2013

Tina, I am so sorry to hear of your Dads passing. Being friends and working with you over the years, I no that you loved him very much. Keep strong in your faith and God will help ease your pain. Love you and your family very much.

Teresa Norton-Grant

December 26, 2013

I am very sorry to hear the loss of Mr. Black. He and my father were both Engineers for Frisco Railroad/Burlington Northern Railroad and were friends. Having lost my father 3 years ago, I truly understand the sorrow and pain that you are going through. My thoughs and prayers will be with you.

Ivy(Leslie) Graciano(Pickens)

December 26, 2013

Tommy, Tina, Eddy & Jimmy I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. He was such a talented funny one of a kind. I will never forget one Christmas I had laid my full length rabbit coat in the living room and He came out walking into the room wearing my coat just to get a laugh out of everyone. Prayers are going up that you can find some kind of comfort in all of the good memories you have of him..

Kelly Meredith

December 25, 2013

Tina and family, I am so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you all. If ever there is anything I can do day or night just let me know.