Alva L. Black, 72, of Celina, died at 7:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton following a brief illness.
He was born April 11, 1941 in Harrisburg, Pa. to Alva Sr. and Goldie (Kerns) Black.
He was married Nov. 19, 2003, to Vicky Burden who survives in Celina along with his children Sherry and Michael Dirksen, Union City, Ind.; Kimberly Reynolds, Ashland, Kan.; Julie and Jerry Francis, Versailles; Richie and Schanda Black, Ansonia; Rickie Black, Greenville; Ryan Black, Ansonia and Krista Hoover, Sandusky.
He is survived by 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and siblings Gary Meyer, David Meyer, Patsy Stump and Linda Batty.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son-in-law Frank Reynolds.
Alva retired from the Minster Machine Company in 2000, he was an avid outdoorsman and trapshooter and belonged to many clubs and associations including the Newport Sportsmen’s Club and Mercer County Sportsmen Association.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Minster, the Dennis Wheeler Presiding, burial will follow at a later date.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. until time of the service at the funeral home. Condolences may be left at HogenkampFH.com.