Charles Black

Age: 96
Born: November 07, 1920
Died: April 11, 2017

Obituary

Charles Frank Black, 96 of Constance, Ky, passed away peacefully on April 11, 2017. Charlie was born on November 7, 1920. Charlie served his country as part of the United States Army during WWII. He worked for many years as a machinest. He was a member of the Mt. Healthy Masonic Lodge.

In retirement, Charlie enjoyed boating and spending time with his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Ellen Black, children; Sherry F. Artman, and Gregory C. Black, daughter-in-law, Norma Jean Black, 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and 3 great- great grandchildren (with 3 on the way!).

Charlie was preceded in death by his eldest son, James A. Black, and his son-in-law; Don G. Artman.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 1-2 pm at the Cedars of Lebanon Chapel at Spring Grove Cemetery. Funeral services will begin at 2 pm with entombment following. Memorial donations in Charlie's memory can be made to Constance Christian Church of the Brethren. Online condolences can be left at www.SpringGrove.org.

Visitation

Location: Cedars of Lebanon
Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017
Time: 1-2PM

Memorial Service

Location: Cedars of Lebanon
Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017
Time: 2:00PM

Interment

Location: Spring Grove Cemetery
Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017

Charles Black

Age: 96
Born: November 07, 1920
Died: April 11, 2017
  • James W. Black
    Relationship: Grandson

    Grampa, you will be greatly missed.

  • Charles Steven Black
    Relationship: Grandson

    Grandpa, you were the best grandpa anyone could of asked. You will be missed, love you.

  • Jean Buck
    Relationship: Friend - 20th Centur

    Charlie was a friend from the 20th Century Boat Club. I will miss seeing him at the meetings he always had a hug and a smile. He was a fine gentleman and a pleasure to know.

  • Carol Vastine
    Relationship: Friend

    Ellen, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. I really enjoyed spending time with you and Charlie during our time at Madonna Manor.

  • Sherry Palmer (Sis)
    Relationship: granddaughter

    I'll always cherish the memories I spent with my grandpa. Whether it was Thanksgiving dinners around the enormous table at his house on the river or the many Labor Day celebrations, I have many fond recollections. Later in life, I got to know grandpa more personally, with trips to Ft. Myers and many nights at the card table as his Hand and Foot partner, where we schooled my mother and Ellen. He always loved the river, and in fact, my own children will always remember him as River Grandpa. You'll never be forgotten grandpa. All my love, Sis

  • Sherry Artman
    Relationship: Daughter

    I am grateful for the many years I had with my father. We were both night owls,so when I visited them in Florida we shared many late night conversations. I loved hearing his stories about his early life and all the many accomplishments and adventures he had. My husband and sons learned many things from him, often seeking his wisdom for projects. My father was a builder, an inventor, a problem solver, and really enjoyed hard work. He used to say he could tell how much fun he had in a day, by how huge of a dirt ring he left in the tub after his bath! He was also very charming and charismatic. Even to the very end of his life, the nurses and health care providers all said he was a pleasure to care for. I love you Dad and will see you again in heaven.

  • Tony Bartle
    Relationship: Grandson

    I have the great honor and privilege of being the first grandchild. That said, I think all of his grandchildren held a very special place in his heart and some were closer than I ever was to him. Although I have many cherished memories of times spent with Grandpa, there is one memory which rises to the top for me. It was the early 1980s, and I was just starting to figure out this whole adult life thing. As many of us know, Grandpa didn't care much for anything Japanese (little surprise considering the path life took him through WW2), and my first car was a Datsun. Now, as far as I know, Grandpa was always a man who thought carefully before he spoke and rarely if ever said things he didn't mean. The conversation somehow focused on the Datsun. He asked me something to the effect of "Why didn't you buy an American car"? Since I had life all figured out at that point, I replied that I bought the car on American soil, purchased all the parts from American vendors, and repaired what ne

  • Tony Bartle
    Relationship: Grandson

    Continued (ran out of space): needed to be repaired using my American labor. I thought, surely that would bring him to my side of the discussion. His response was classic Grandpa. Three chuckles "hmm, hmm,hmm" (he always seemed to chuckle in threes, and whoever knew him can probably remember hearing it now), "Nice try Tony". That in combination with his seemingly ever-present grin when he was with loved ones cut off any possible escalation to an argument. Grandpa was the best! I am fortunate to have some of him in me from birth, and I will do my best to carry his best traits with me until I leave this world. Love of country and family is what he represents to me. That is of course, only one story. I love and respect the man and I'm certain that most people who have ever met him feel the same.

  • Charles Joseph Bartle
    Relationship: Garndson

    Good old River Grandpa, I will miss him but never forget him! Grandpa Black was my last flesh & blood Grandparent to die. My heart aches for Ellen; we may not share the same blood, but as far as I'm concerned, she's my last remaining Grandparent. Besides our good looks, Grandpa & I also shared the same vehicle, literally, the same vehicle. Roughly a decade ago, Grandpa bought a new Grand Marque and was ready to part with his 2002 model. He called me out of the blue and said he thought I would enjoy the car and he would sell it to me for $6,000. To me the car was a huge boat so I gracefully declined. A week later Grandpa called again. This time he offered to sell me the car for $5,500. Once again, I declined, telling him I was looking for something smaller. A week later he calls again, says he really thinks I'll like the car and offers to sell it to me for $5,000. I agreed but ended up paying an extra $100 because we couldn't easily get the hitch off. I hated that damn hitch as it

  • Charles Joseph Bartle
    Relationship: Garndson

    often scrapped the pavement entering driveways. I loved the car though, and named it "THE GRANDPA MOBIL". I would often joke with Grandpa, telling him when he was ready to trade in his newer model, to give me a call, I'd be interested in an upgrade. I'm very proud to share first names with such an awesome man!

  • Don Artman
    Relationship: Grandson

    When I think about grandpa many memories come to mind: family picnics at the Black Anchor Marina, boating and water skiing on one of grandpa's many boats, Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners with the whole family around one table at his house every year since I was born. I have so many happy memories of time spent with all of my family at gatherings that grandpa was kind enough to host for us all. He loved his family. Almost as much as he loved his river! Every time I had a chance to speak with grandpa he would entertain me with a new story about his life's experiences and his many adventures. No one could stop from being drawn into his amazing tales of jobs he had as a young boy, life on the river, boating stories, caravanning through Mexico, and so many more. Even when his voice became a little quieter and his words were a little more measured, grandpa never stopped being able to command the attention of all in the room when he spoke. I think what I remember most about my grand

  • Don Artman
    Relationship: Grandson

    pa is that he was a man that could do it all, and probably had. And so it is my sincere hope that, years from now, when any of you see grandpa once again, you may come steadily idling up to his dock, at a slow speed, and he'll grab your line, pull you in, and give you a hand up.

Charles Black

Charles Black

Age: 96
Born: November 07, 1920
Died: April 11, 2017