Paul R. Black

Published 9:31 am Thursday, March 22, 2018

Paul R. Black


Paul R. Black, 90, of Lancaster, passed away Monday, March 19, 2018 at his residence. 

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Born December 30, 1927, in Garrard County, Paul was a son of the late William and Maggie Ray Black. He had been a lifelong farmer, an employee of the Water Plant for 22 years, National Casket Factory for 17 years and also worked for the Division of Forestry. Paul was a Mason, a Shriner, a United States Army veteran during the Korean War era, and a member of First Presbyterian Church of Lancaster. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jefferey Lee Black; a brother, William Kenneth Black; a sister, Virginia Heuser; and a grandson, Jared Grubbs.

His survivors include his wife of 58 years, Oneida Whittaker Black; two daughters, Jennifer (Randy) Grubbs of Lancaster, Janilynn (Mark) Henderson of Stanford; a twin sister, Gladys (the late Ralph) Burnside of Stanford; a sister-in-law, Wanda Black of Lancaster. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Brandy Poynter, Jamie Irvin, Haley Cloyd, Hagen Black, Levi Henderson, Riley Henderson, Gage Henderson, Raegan Henderson; and seven great grandchildren, Trinity, Dylan, Trayce, Jaghyr and Pearce, Arie and Gabby.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 23, 2018 at Ramsey-Young Funeral Home, with Revs. Michael Denny and Vola Brown officiating, and burial with military rites at Lancaster Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Randy Grubbs, Mark Henderson, Trayce Poynter, Levi Henderson, Bobby Tudor, Ralph Ray Burnside, Kenny Black, and Buster Quinn. Honorary bearers will be Dariel Whittaker and Levi Messer.

 Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Ramsey-Young Funeral Home. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may go to Heritage Hospice. Friends & family may share memories or leave condolences on his tribute wall at

Ramsey-Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.