Obituary for Mr. Joseph "Joe" F. Black

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Mr. Joseph "Joe" F. Black

May 14, 1940 - November 11, 2018

Joseph “Joe” F. Black, age 78 passed away peacefully Sunday afternoon, November 11, 2018 at his home in Trafalgar with his family by his side.

Joe was born May 14, 1940, in Bartholomew County, to the late Herod A. and Letha A. (Hartwell) Black.  He married Cheryl “Sherry” D. Stephenson on September 27, 1994 in Brown County.  She survives after 24 loving years of marriage.

Joe was self-employed in the automotive repair industry and enjoyed working on cars, lawn mowers, bicycles and motorcycles. He enjoyed playing pool, guitar and was a lead player in “Joe Black & the Misfits.”

Joe had a caring heart and would often raise money for those in need and was instrumental in creating charity benefits for locals who were experiencing sickness and hardships.

He was a member of the NRA and attended Friendship Community Church.

Joe will be missed by his wife Sherry Black, children: Patty (Curtis) Reece, Kathy Stringer, Debbie Burton, Velva (Kenny) Cheek, siblings: Billy (Aretha) Black and Delores Black, many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings: Betty, Alice, Alvin “Jumbo,” Pauline, Grant, Willis, and Willard, son; Alvin Eugene and sons-in-law: Billy Joe Stringer and Mike Burton.

In keeping with Joe’s wishes, he will be cremated with no services.  Services have been entrusted to Meredith-Clark Funeral Home in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Joe to Main Street Hospice: 10 Highland Ave, Franklin, Indiana 46131.

Condolences may be sent to the Black family at

Information:  (812) 597-4670



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Born: May 14, 1940
Died: November 11, 2018

Condolences for Joseph “Joe” F. Black

Uri Stiles posted on 11/14/18

Sad to hear about Joe. He was a very nice guy and always helping others. My family sends out warm thoughts and hugs to all of you.


Tracy Ross posted on 11/13/18

Sherry, you did an amazing job caring for your dear husband, Joe. The love shared between you two was so apparent. I pray that God will continue to surround you with His love and the love of your friends and family. I pray that in the midst of sorrow, you find renewed peace in the sweet memories you two made. I pray that as you dance with Joe in your heart, you remember that the joy of the Lord is your strength. I pray God's comforting mercies be yours today and in the days ahead. I pray all of this for you, in the mighty Name of Jesus....Amen. Love and Blessings, Tracy


Pete Schrougham posted on 11/13/18

Condolence to Sherry and all the family from Doris an Pete. A better friend one could never ask for. R.I.P. our friend.