William (Bill) Black, age 74, passed away unexpectedly on May 19th 2022, surrounded by his enormous family and loved ones. Bill grew up in Louisville, a town he loved and never left. Bill worked at the Timken Company for over 30 years and enjoyed spending time with his wife and family. Bill will be dearly missed and always remembered for his humor, leadership, sarcastic nature, loving personality, and devotion to his wife, kids and grandkids.
Bill was predeceased by parents Robert Black and Norma (Feller) Black, grandfather John Black, grandmother Gay Edna (Burnett) Black, grandmother Mae Feller, parents-in-law George Leslie and Joan (Monter) Leslie, grandmother-in-law Blanche (Violand) Monter, brother-in-law John Barnhouse, sister-in-law Jane (Leslie) Snyder. Bill was often referred to as the “Favorite son-in-law”.
He is survived by his wife Marianne (Leslie) Black, siblings Linda Combs, Jim Black, Sue Lautenheiser (Bruce), Mary Wheatley (Mike), Rick Black, Nancy Rapp (Jerry), Chuck Black; favorite son Bob Black (Shana Rosenberg), favorite oldest daughter Lisa Lewis (Bryan), favorite youngest daughter Kathy Filipowicz (Jamie); grandchildren, Rachel, Bekah, Katie, Abigail, Alyssa, Marissa, and Michael; brothers and sisters in law, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Bill requested a celebration of life be held in his honor. We request all of Bill’s loved ones to join us in celebrating his life at Paquelet Falk Funeral Home 303 South Chapel St, Louisville, Ohio 44641 on Thursday May 26th 2022 from 1:00 to 3:00pm calling hours; followed by a time of remembrance service at 3:00pm; with fellowship to follow at Louisville Eagles, 306 West Main St, Louisville, Ohio 44641.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to a cause that Bill held close to his heart–Any local school organization such as marching band, baseball, theater, speech and debate, and choir.