CHARLESTON - Wayne Stark Black, 69, died at 7:59 p.m. Nov. 11, 2003, at his home.
Born Oct. 26, 1934, in Charleston, son of the late Paul Ramsey and Eunice Stark Black, he served with the U.S. Air Force for nine years. He then lived in Blodgett while employed with the U.S. Post Office in Sikeston for 40 years. He returned to Charleston upon his retirement and attended the Assembly of God Church.
On Oct. 7, 1989, he married Sharron Black Friend who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two daughters and sons-in-law, Judith Diann and John Miller of Blodgett and Dayna Michelle and Rob Laseter of St. Louis; two stepsons, Lowell Friend of Covington, Tenn., and Oral Friend of Cape Girardeau; two sisters, Lucille Stephenson of Poplar Bluff and Shirley Hughes of Dexter; two grandchildren, Joseph Ryan Miller and John Clayton Miller of Blodgett; and two stepgrandchildren, Georgia Neilsen Friend of Covington and Madison Taylor Friend of Cape Girardeau.
One brother, Lowell Black, preceded him in death.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at McMikle Funeral Home where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Gerald Penn, pastor of the Assembly of God Church in Charleston, will officiate.
The Missouri Funeral Honor Guard will conduct graveside military rites at the IOOF Cemetery near Charleston.
Pallbearers will be: John Clayton Miller, Joseph Ryan Miller, Lowell Dale Friend, Oral Ray Friend, Dale Glenn, Charlie Glenn, Michael Hughes and David Hughes.