Hector Alfred Black of Fayetteville, North Carolina went to be with the Lord on January 5, 2021 in his home surrounded by family. For 82 years, he blessed those around him with his loyalty, enjoyment of laughter, and jokes.
Hector was born in the Tolar Hart Mill Village of Massey Hill in Fayetteville, NC. He had a zest for life that was admired by many. His love of his family, golf, cards, midnight snacks, bringing humor to any room, and the squirrels in his backyard filled much of his time. His love of golf brought him some of his dearest friendships and memories.
Hector graduated from Fayetteville High School, where he met his life-long love, Lois Weeks Black. The dynamic duo stayed true to their high school superlatives, “Best Looking” and “Best Personality” for almost 62 years. His devotion to Lois was the truest example of love and commitment. They had two children – Hector “Jett” Black II of Isabela, PR; and Mishelle “Misti” Baskett of Fayetteville.
He attended East Carolina University where he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. Hector and Lois were the founders of Castle Uniforms, which is still family owned and operated today.
He was a beloved husband, father, grandpa, “Gramps,” brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. His thoughtfulness for those who he loved was felt in the way he maintained his relationships with those in his life. His presence will be gravely missed by all who had the honor of knowing him.
He is survived by his wife, Lois Black of Fayetteville, his son Hector “Jett” Alfred Black of Isabela, PR, his daughter Mishelle “Misti” Black Baskett and Husband David of Fayetteville, grandchildren Taylor Baskett of Fayetteville, Victoria Baskett of Fayetteville, Hector Jett Black of Houston, Tx and Cole Black of Eagle Pass, TX, and great granddaughter Ava.
He is also survived by his brother, Leonard Black of Fayetteville; sister-in-law Linda Sue Pinkston of Charlotte; special cousins Alex Warner of Hope Mills and JoAnne Lowder of Fayetteville; and many other cousins, nieces and nephews that he cherished. He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Vernon (Warner) Black.
A Memorial Service will be held at Rogers & Breece Funeral Home on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 2pm with Pastor John Cook officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Hector Black to the Cape Fear Valley Health Foundation “Caring for the Future” Campaign at 101 Robeson Street, Suite 106, Fayetteville, NC, 28301, cfvfoundation.org, firstname.lastname@example.org and Snyder Memorial Baptist Church at 701 Westmont Drive, Fayetteville, NC, 28305, snydermbc.com.
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