Houston Black

Houston Malone Black

Friday, October 31st, 1924 - Sunday, February 3rd, 2019
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Houston died Sunday, February 3, 2019 in Amherst, Texas at the age of 94 years, 3 months and 3 days. He was born October 31, 1924 in Ochiltree County, Texas to Earl William and Margaret (Malone) Black. He married Minnie Belle Wells in Bula, Texas in April of 1947.

Houston served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a farmer and loved his pets. He treasured time spent with his family. Houston was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sudan. He is preceded in death by his wife, Minnie; his parents; a son, Donald Wesley Black; 2 sisters, Ellen Sullivan and Margaret Ruth; and one brother, Richard Black.

Houston is survived by his two sons, William Houston Black and his wife, Carolyn of North Richland Hills, Texas and Alan Lynn Black and his wife, Donna of Littlefield, Texas; his three daughters, Helen Louise Driskill and her husband, David of Amarillo, Texas, Barbara Ann Carroll and her husband, Jim of Knox City, Texas and Dora Jean Hunter and her husband, Alfred of Anna, Texas; his sister, Nancy Ashford of Bellevue, Washington; his brother, Kenneth Black of Odessa, Texas; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 | 9:00am - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 9:00am - 8:00pm
    Ellis Funeral Home - Sudan
    122 Main
    SUDAN, TX 79371
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 2:00pm
    First Baptist Church - Sudan
    108 Hwy 303
    SUDAN, TX 79371
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Brother Mike Woods
  • Interment

    Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 3:00pm
    Littlefield Memorial Park
    Delano Street
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Posted at 04:37pm
We were so sorry to hear about the passing of Houston.
We send our condolences to his family---and the dear friends---that we remember from our past life in the Bula area.

Rocky and Dorothy Black

Posted at 09:01am
May the peace of God fill you in your time of loss.

Gaye C. Stokes

Posted at 10:30pm
May the care and kindness of those near and far be of comfort to you. May you be strengthened as you cherish the memories, cling to the life lessons, and celebrate the life of the one you love and miss.

With sincere condolences,
Reggie, Gaye, Isaiah, and Emmanuel Stokes

Sherry Rose

Posted at 09:14pm
To Dora and the Black Family- God bless you and comfort you during this difficult time. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a Memory no one can steal. We are sorry for your loss. We pray the memories of your loved one bring you a sense of great peace. With love and support from the entire Hunter Family who stands with you

The Hunter Family

Posted at 09:07pm
Dora/Black Family please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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