Joshua Wayne Black, 33, of Ft. Smith, Ar., passed away on Thursday, January 15th in Ft. Smith, Ar. He was born on July 27, 1981 in Ft. Leonardwood, Mo. to Jesse Wayne and Denise Anne Black. Joshua loved to fish, cheer for the Oakland Raiders, collect antiques and was a great Nascar fan. He loved his nieces and nephews dearly and adored his family. He was a loving husband who loved life in general.
Survivors include his parents Jesse & Denise Black, his wife Niki of the home, a Stepdaughter Krista Petit, Brother Nathan and his fiancé Blythe Beck of Dallas, Tx; a Sister Cassidy Black and fiancé Eric White of Ft. Smith, Ar., and his “Grandma” Beverly Black of Modesto, Ca., Nieces & Nephews Canaan Black, Denton Black, Tarin Black, and Olivia Black. Also surviving are numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his “Grandpa” Jesse Black, and Aunt & Uncle Frone & James Black.
Services will be Friday, January 23, at 3 PM, in the Chapel of Evans & Miller Funeral Home in Pocola, with Interment following at Macedonia Cemetery in Pocola. Pallbearers will be Rickey Dale Chronister, Michael Chronister, Robert Chronister, Jeff Rutherford, Billy Boyster and Nathan Black. Honorary Pallbearers will be Mark McKay, Marcus Pipkins, Michael Pipkins and Eric White.
There will be a visitation Evans & Miller Chapel in Pocola on Thursday, January 22 from 5 – 7 PM.