Ernest William Black, 83, of Bucyrus, died Saturday, August 13, 2022 at his home following a lengthy illness.
He was born August 2, 1939 in Lima, Ohio to the late Ernest Leroy and Eleanor Mary (Means) Black. At a young age, Ernie’s father died and his mother married Clarence “Red” Wallace who also preceded him in death. Ernie was a US Air Force veteran and worked as a millwright in Colorado, Swan Rubber in Bucyrus and lastly, helped on a local farm for a number of years until his health no longer allowed.
Ernie preferred the terrain and beauty that Western United States offered and lived in Colorado for 25 years. He enjoyed many adventures while driving his Jeep CJ 5 and CJ 7 and he was always ready for some fishing or big-game hunting. For relaxation, Ernie enjoyed watching Hogan’s Heroes or any old western and often worked crossword puzzles.
He is survived by children, Ernest L. (Stephanie) Black and Sean Kissling; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; three half-brothers, Neil Wallace, Ron Wallace and Dan Wallace.
He was preceded in death by two children, Dean Black and Corina L. Massey as well as siblings, Sharon Snavely, Barbara Black, Eleanor Wallace and Rick Wallace.
Ernie’s family will celebrate his life privately and those wishing to donate in his memory are encouraged to make their gifts payable to a charity of their choice. These gifts will be accepted through Wise Funeral Service and expressions of sympathy are encouraged to be shared on his tribute wall.