Robert Black

   Robert Black, 65, of Portland, Ohio passed away Friday, March 24, 2017 at his residence.  He was born on October 13, 1951 in Portland son of the late George and Helen Black.  He was a United States Army veteran.  He retired from Imperial Electric after 35 years in 2013.
   He is survived by his wife, Wilma "Red" Myers Black; a son, Jeromy (Rachael) Black of Coolville; daughter, Melissa (Jarrod) VanInwagen of Racine; five grandchildren, Major, Weston, Brently and Jarrett VanInwagen and Owen O'Rourke; brother, Garry (Rachael) Black of Gallipolis; three sisters, Joan (Lonnie) Dailey of Portland, Diana (David) Hysell of Reedsville and Cathy Black of Portland; and several nieces and nephews.
   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Homer and Daisy Lawson; five brothers, Larry, Jackie, Johnnie, Mark and Danny; sister, Cheryl James; and a nephew, Jon Paul Dailey.
   Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 1:00pm at Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Pomeroy.  Burial will follow at Browning Cemetery.  Military honors will be presented by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9926.  Visiting hour will be on Tuesday from 12:00pm to 1:00pm at the funeral home.
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