Richard Duncan Black, Sr

Photo added by Barbara Wilson Krause

Richard Duncan Black, Sr

  • Birth 26 Nov 1892 Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
  • Death 29 May 1962 Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida, USA
  • Burial Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida, USA
  • Memorial ID 27375138

Richard Duncan Black's Obituary

Taken from the Gainesville Sun Newspaper on May 30, 1962 page 16, column 6

Richard Black, retired state inspector, dies

Richard D. Black, 69 of 1010 NW 23rd Avenue, retired state tax inspector and was a resident of Gainesville for 25 years died yesterday afternoon at University of Florida Medical Center, following an illness of several weeks.

He retired from his tag inspection post Jan. 1 after 24 years on the job.

Black was born November 26, 1892 in Bamberg, S. C. son of Robert Black and Martha Padgett, deceased. He served in both World Wars I and II.

He was a brother of two former state senators, the late R. Lucas Black, Gainesville, and J. Graham Black, Jacksonville.

He was a member of the Methodist Church and the Jasper Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his widow, Mary Keene Black; a daughter, Ann, of Gainesville; five sons Richard D. III, Gainesville; Robert B. of Immokalee, Vernon, of Flagstaff, Arizona; John L., San Diego, California and M/Sgt. R. D. Jr., stationed in Germany; two brothers; J. Hayward, Immokalee, and Sheldon, New Orleans; a sister, Mrs. F. Y. Smith, Alachua and a nephew R. L. Black, Jr. Gainesville.

Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Friday in the Williams-Thomas Chapel, with Rev. Allen Stuart of First Methodist Church of Alachua officiating.

Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, with Williams-Thomas Funeral Home in charge.

Pallbearers include Shellie McKinney, Sam Shoemaker, Pierce Smith, Jim Bishop, Robert F. Hiatt and Alex Bliziotes.

Family Members

Gravesite Details World War II





  • Maintained by: Barbara Wilson Krause
  • Originally Created by: Vera Mikell Sodek
  • Added: 6 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27375138
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Duncan Black, Sr (26 Nov 1892–29 May 1962), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27375138, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Barbara Wilson Krause (contributor 47134843) .