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Bruce R. Black

09/20/1942 - 06/30/2024

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Obituary For Bruce R. Black

Bruce R. Black, 81, of Lima passed away at 11:30 AM on Sunday, June 30, 2024 at The Springs of Lima.

He was born on September 20, 1942 in Martins Ferry, OH to Mitchell and Irene (Dorsey) Black, who both preceded him in death. On October 9, 1965, he married Wendla L. "Cookie" Dilbone, who preceded him in death on September 25, 2020.

Bruce proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army. He retired as a Superintendent in 1992 from the United States Post Office after 27 years of service. After retirement, he went to work for Mohler's Florist as a delivery driver. He was a member of Forest Park United Methodist Church, the Farm Bureau Council and was a former member of the Lima Elks. He enjoyed Soduku puzzles in the paper, mowing the yard and hanging out at Dan Grothaus' Barbershop. He also enjoyed playing softball and had played for Western Sizzlin, Steele's and the Saints & Sinners.

Surviving are his two sons Bruce M. (Michele Cardone) Black of Harrod and Carey S. Black of Lima; his two grandchildren Ryan (Kara LeBrun) Black of Beavercreek and Kaitlin (Greg Lotz) Black of Spencerville; his step-great-grandchildren Isabella, Riley and Harper LeBrun; his brother Roger (Mary) Black of Lima; his brothers-in-law Curtis Dilbone of Westminster, Calvin (Cheryl) Dilbone of Wapak, Todd Dilbone of Findlay and Darin (Crystal) Dilbone of Westminster; his sisters-in-law Diane Dilbone of Wapak and Deborah Black of Lima.

He was preceded in death by his brothers Mitchell (Genia) Black and Jack Black; his brothers-in-law Stephen and Greg Dilbone; his sister-in-law Nancy Dilbone.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, July 5, 2024 at CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, EASTSIDE CHAPEL, where the family will receive friends from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Pastor Jason Hinkle will officiate the service.

Interment will be in Salem Westminster Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.

Services

5 Jul

Visitation

11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Chiles-Laman Funeral and Cremation Services - Eastside Chapel 828 Bellefontaine Avenue Lima, OH 45801 Get Directions »
5 Jul

Funeral Service

01:00 PM

Chiles-Laman Funeral and Cremation Services - Eastside Chapel 828 Bellefontaine Avenue Lima, OH 45801 Get Directions »
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