David F. Black, Jr.

Barnwell – David F. Black, Jr., 70 passed away August 10, 2022 surrounded by family at MUSC Health Columbia Medical Center, Columbia, SC. Funeral services will be held Sunday, August 14, 2022 at 3 p.m. at Reedy Branch Baptist Church, Barnwell, SC with Rev Harry Warren officiating. Burial will follow at Reedy Branch cemetery with Military Honors. Visitation will be Saturday, August 13, 2022 at Dyches Funeral Home, Barnwell, SC from 6-8 p.m.
David was born to the late David and Roberta Black in Barnwell, SC. He was active Army in Alaska in Strategic Communications from 1970-1972. From 1972-1976 he served in the National Guard with the 122nd Engineer Battalion. He retired after 35 years of service from Energy Solutions formerly known as Chem-Nuclear. He was a member of Reedy Branch Baptist Church where he served as a Sunday school teacher, deacon and music director. He served on a mission trip to Taiwan and taught Odyssey of the Mind that went to World finals. He loved fishing and woodworking. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be missed by many.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Patricia W. Black; one son, David (Erica) Black, one daughter; Phoebe (Mike) Davis; four sisters, Mary (Gregory) Brant, Trudy (Danny) Cheek, Patsy (David) Sawyer, Martha (Andy) Black; three brothers, Franklin Black, James (Vivian) Black, Rueben (Sheila) Black. Eight grandchildren; Zoe, Zachery, Zander, Joseph, Baylee, Talon, Hannah (Andrew) Baird and Danielle Mims; two great-grandchildren, Carleigh Mae and Freya Elizabeth.
Preceded in death by his daughter, Catherine Amanda Leigh, grandson, Aiden Christian Baird, sister-in-law, Camella Black, nephew, Shane Brant and niece Rachael Green.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Reedy Branch Mission fund, 411 Reedy Branch Road, Barnwell, SC 29812.
The family has entrusted Dyches Funeral Home and Crematory with arrangements.

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