January 2, 1931 - October 25, 2012
William R Black Jan. 2, 1931 – Oct. 25, 2012 William R. Black (Bill) at the age of 81 passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Oct. 25th 2012 after a long battle with cancer. He was a life long resident of Ephrata Washington. Bill was born in Wenatchee, WA on January 2, 1931 to Lloyd R. Black and Florence H. McLain They moved to Ephrata when Bill was a small child. Bill was an Ephrata Tiger, lettering in football, baseball and his favorite sport basketball. He met the love of his life while in high school, Lorraine Anderson. After graduating in 1949 he attended Eastern Washington University and then returned to Ephrata where he and Lorraine married in 1951. They bought a home on “F” Street where they spent their lives and raised their three children. Bill & Lorraine owned and operated B&B Painting Company for over thirty five years. He was the president of the painters union in 1969 and took great pride in his trade leaving his mark all over the pacific northwest. He was also an active member of his community. Bill served in the National Guard, belonged to the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, long time member of the Elks and Lions Club. He called Ephrata paradise and loved the beautiful northwest and outdoors. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. If he wasn’t working he was doing something outdoors with friends and family. He felt blessed by God to have his family. He took great pride in what he and Lorraine have left to the world. Bill is preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine Black, Father Lloyd Black, Mother Florence Smith, Brother Jimmy Black. He is survived by his children Rick Black (Dorothy) of Ephrata, Laurel Carpenter (Greg) of Omak, Trudie Damskov (Gordon) of Spokane Valley. He also is survived by nine grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren, Sister Carol Smith (Ralph) of Yucaipa Ca., companion Hazel Scobey of Richland and his Brother In Law Ralph Anderson (Judy) of BattleGround WA. The memorial service will be held at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church on Nov. 5, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. with a gathering in the Fellowship hall following the service. Please express your thoughts and memories for the family and view the online tribute video at nicolesfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Nicoles Funeral Home of Ephrata.
William R Black Jan. 2, 1931 – Oct. 25, 2012 William R. Black (Bill) at the age of 81 passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Oct. 25th 2012 after a long battle with cancer. He was a life long resident of Ephrata Washington.... View Obituary & Service Information
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William R Black
Jan. 2, 1931 – Oct. 25, 2012
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