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GEORGE F. BLACK

George F. Black, 79, of Woodsfield, passed away Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, at the Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, West Virginia.

He was born at Attica, Indiana on Jan. 9, 1942, a son of the late Dorothy Black.

He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service and was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam Era. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite and the Shrine. He was also a member of V.F.W. Post 5303, Woodsfield.

He enjoyed fishing with his son, hunting, bowling, playing cards / poker with his friends, enjoyed wood crafting and spending time with his grandchildren.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a son, Billy Black; a brother, William Lowe.

Surviving are his wife, Cathy Deslaurier Black whom he married Oct. 5, 1963; a daughter, Dawn Gaddis, of Canton; one son, Troy Black and fiancé, Virginia Wellman, of Duffy; three sisters, Pat Oteham, of Indiana, Sue Lowe, of Texas, Judy Whitington, of Indiana, Ohio; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

There will be no visitation or service. Following cremation, inurnment will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield.