John Thomas Black, Sr.

July 13, 2021
John Thomas Black, Sr.

John Thomas Black, Sr., 89, passed away in Williamsburg, VA Tuesday, July 13, 2021. He was born in Charlotte, NC in 1932.

John is preceded in death by his parents, Josephine (Carter) and Charles Leafgreen and his beloved wife of 62 years, Odell Smith Black. He is survived by his sons, John Black, Jr. and David (Lisa); daughter, Amy Flatin (Dan); daughters-in-law, Heidi Flatin and Cathy Black; grandchildren, Whitney Hacker (Kenny), Christopher Black (Jessica), William Flatin, Sarah Flatin (Paul Huttunen), David, Paul, Nicholas and Alston Black; great-grandchildren, Corbin Black, Brynn and Macy Hacker; great-grandson, Owen Black and extended grandchildren, Seyda Celci and Serife Kaplan.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, July 30 at Cedar Gove Cemetery at 10:30am. The family would like to thank Linda Clark and Cheryl Otey for all the love and care they gave their father.


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  • July 18, 2021
    Domenic & Carol Maglieri and "All Our Family" says:
    To the Black Family, We read of your dear Dad's passing. May he rest in peace. May he share the joy of uniting with your Mom in heavenly glory. We hold fond memories of times spent together years ago. We join you in sorrow and in prayer.

  • July 19, 2021
    Julia C Green says:
    Wishing you peace and comfort during this hard time. My heart goes out to you and your family.

  • July 19, 2021
    Robert & Sharon Southard says:
    Our deepest condolences, to the family and friends of John T. Black. John was a good neighbor and a prince of a man. He will be missed by all who knew him.