Guy H. Black Jr. | News, Sports, Jobs

Guy H. Black Jr., 74, Imler, passed away Friday at UPMC Shadyside.

He was born in Roaring Spring, son of the late Guy Sr. and Dessie (Hoenstine) Black. On Sept. 26, 1964, he married Mary Hainsey in Winchester, Va.

Surviving is his wife of 56 years; a son, Terry, and fiancee, Tina; two daughters, Lori Ickes and husband, Todd, and Lisa Platon and husband, Jim; three grandchildren: Chelsea Glotfelty (Eric), Kelsey

Eckman (Matthew) and Tyler Ickes; a stepgranddaughter, Stephanie Plato; and three great-great-grandchildren: Madelyn, Carter and Sophia.

Guy was a 1965 graduate of Claysburg-Kimmel High School, where he was a member of the FFA and served as president. He worked as a poultry farmer for over 40 years until 2009. He was also the manager of the Bedford American Legion for 10 years and a truck driver for TL Black Trucking. He was a member of the Lower Claar Church of the Brethren, a charter member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 113, a member of the Free and Accepted Masons Bedford Lodge 320 and the Claysburg Farm Show.

He enjoyed NASCAR and dirt track racing. For many years, he served on various dirt track pit crews and most recently enjoyed going with his brother-in-law to support his nephew. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his many friends and family and those special hunts with his grandson, Tyler.

Guy loved to tell stories about his life, adventures, trips and all of his experiences along life’s way. While a poultry farmer and delivery driver and truck driver, he made many friends along the way whom he treasured dearly.

His favorite times were those spent with his wife, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family and friends. He was so excited to be a great-great-grandfather, “Pap,” to precious Madelyn.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at Leslie-Miller Funeral Home, Claysburg, and from 10 to 11 am Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at the Lower Claar Church of the Brethren . A funeral service will be held at 11a.m. Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at the Lower Claar Church of the Brethren, Pastor John Winesickle officiating.


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