John Albert Black, 80

John Albert Black, 80, Downeyville, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at his residence.

Born, January 28, 1941 in Westport, Indiana, he was the son of John Elmer and Irene (Seal) Black.

John graduated from Sandcreek High School in 1959. He retired after 37 years at Cummins in 2001. He then worked for 12 years at the Greensburg Wal-Mart.

John Was a member of the Westport Masonic Lodge and was a Shriner. He enjoyed watching tv, especially CSI, Westerns and the Mask Singer on Wednesday Nights. He also enjoyed golf, fishing, and he spent several years participating in bowling leagues.

He was married to Janet R. Scudder on August 1, 1959 and she survives.

He is also survived by two sons, Terry (Jenny) Black, Downeyville, Kerry (girlfriend – Terri) Black, Downeyville; one daughter, Stacy (Michael) McCauley, Downeyville; brothers, James Black, Marvin Black; sister, Judy Grider; step brother, Ralph Grider; grandchildren, Kasey (Doug) Waltz, Holly Black, Jason Black, John Lee (Shari) Black, Keith (Natalie) Black, Kayla Smith, Blake (Fiancée – Callie Cool) Smith; great grandchildren, Payton Black, Kaylynn Root, Willow Black, Donte Black, Jase Black, Owen Waltz, Elliott Waltz, Zadien Cool, and one on the way; several nieces and nephews..

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Elmer Black; sisters, Etta McCullough, Laura Wright, Ilene Thompson; 16 step siblings.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 from 11:00 to 1:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. Burial will be held at the Star Baptist Cemetery in Decatur County. Memorials may be made to the Shriner Hospital Foundation.

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