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 www.meredith-clark.com.
Information: (812) 597-4670