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Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes & Crematory

1870 Stuarts Draft Highway, Stuarts Draft, VA

OBITUARY

Henry Lewis Black

June 12, 1933August 26, 2020

Henry Lewis Black, 87, of Stuarts Draft passed away on August 26, 2020.

Born June 12, 1933 in Lexington, he was the son of the late Virginia E. and H. Walter Black of Greenville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Miller.

Survivors include his loving wife, Martha Black; daughters, Sherry Black Wiltshire and husband, Allan, and Melissa Black; sister, Julia Smiley; brother, Richard Black and wife, Edna; and grandchildren, Allan Wiltshire, III and wife, Christa, Emma Donaldson and husband, Chris, Charis Wiltshire, Seth Wood, Parker Wood, and Grayson Wood.

Mr. Black was an active member of Vesuvius Baptist Church where he served as a Trustee and Deacon for 43 years, and was named Deacon Emeritus in 2015. He also served for a number of years as a member of the Augusta Baptist Association Executive Committee.

Mr. Black retired from DuPont in 1990 as a Maintenance Supervisor after 37 years of service. He was also a U.S. Army Veteran serving with the 811th Engineering Battalion in Korea and Japan. Mr. Black was a charter and lifetime member of the Steeles Tavern VFW Post #8279 and later the Stuarts Draft VFW Post #9339.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at Mt. Carmel Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Steeles Tavern. All who plan to attend are asked to meet directly at the cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes of Stuarts Draft.

Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com

  • FAMILY

  • Survivors include his loving wife, Martha Black; daughters, Sherry Black Wiltshire and husband, Allan, and Melissa Black; sister, Julia Smiley; brother, Richard Black and wife, Edna; and grandchildren, Allan Wiltshire, III and wife, Christa, Emma Donaldson and husband, Chris, Charis Wiltshire, Seth Wood, Parker Wood, and Grayson Wood.

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Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, August 29, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Officiating

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Jenny and Jim Gast

August 30, 2020

We’re so sorry that Henry is no longer with us to greet everyone with his smiles and laughter and gifts of hospitality and service. We loved visiting and and are sorry we didn’t get to come again over these last months. He always shared so much with us about the old family place and added to our memories. We are grateful you were there with our family during relocations and Mel’s passing I know there was rejoicing in Heaven at his homecoming and he is safe in the arms of Abba, though he will be sorely missed here. We pray for your comfort and peace at this time. Love!!!

Sheila & Mike Marshall

August 30, 2020

Martha and family,
So sorry for the loss of Henry. He was such a good man and took care of everybody. I know he was so good to my family. Heaven sure got a angel.

Sheila & Mike Marshall

kamren berkstresser

August 29, 2020

Henry was a great man, I would come into church and he would always say when are you going to sing again. I miss him already so much due to Covid-19 I had not got to see him. He was the sweetest person ever and always cheered you up. Miss you Henry but at least you are with the Lord Jesus Christ in Heaven. Love, KB

Avis Winfield

August 29, 2020

What a wonderful man. He was my Dad's supervisor at Dupont and I later became his nurse. I always enjoyed his hugs. Martha, my thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Kenneth and Lora Campbell

August 28, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Mrs Black God took him home now he is heathy and at peace ! May God give you peace and comfort at this time of lost !!

DAVID GARBER

August 28, 2020

I am saddened to read about Henry but rejoice in the completion of his journey into God's realm of glory. I always enjoyed visiting and talking with him, and of course, you too, Martha. I was always impressed by his being there for others in their time of need or sorrow. Our hope and prayer is that the Holy Spirit fills each of you with peace and comfort.

Love and prayers,

Dave & Diana Garber

mary hamilton clark

August 28, 2020

Mary Hamilton Clark went to church with Henry and Martha and they where a very nice couple. Mary Hamilton and the Hamilton family would like to express there deepest sympathy. Prayers for the family for their loss.

Beth Sakshaug

August 28, 2020

Martha and family,
I'm so very sorry to hear about Henry's passing. He was well-loved and will be truly missed. I will always appreciate the friendship both he and you had with my grandparents. They were blessed to have you in their lives as neighbors and friends. They loved you both so very much. I am so thankful that Henry was there to help with Nanny after Pa passed away. He was a wonderful man! Sending much love to you all and I will be praying for comfort for you. LOVE YOU!
-Beth (Woods) Sakshaug

Kathy Claiborne

August 27, 2020

Dear Martha and family,
You are all in my heart and prayers for comfort and peace. So sorry we are unable to be there at this time. Henry was always so kind and thoughtful and a wonderful host when we had the rare chances to visit. I understand that he was a great comfort and help to many in his community, so I'm sure there are many who considered him a blessing. His was a life well-lived!
With Love,
Kathy and Larry Claiborne

Laurie Wilkins Scible

August 26, 2020

Henry was a loving, giving person. He always cared for people. He would do anything for anybody. He would take me and Dad on long drives or as a passenger giving directions to see the mountains and local sites. I will always remember Gerties. I loved him dearly.

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