J Robbin Black

J Robbin “J R” Black, 94, of Waco, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at his home.

Private Family Graveside Service: Waco Memorial Park.

Celebration of Life Service:  will be announced and held at a later date.

J R was born December 25, 1925, in Mount Calm, to Daniel Black and Polly Henson Black. He served his country in the US Army during World War II. J R was employed at General Tire & Rubber Co. for 35 years prior to retiring from M&M Mars after several years of service.

He was a proud charter member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Waco where he served as a Sunday school teacher. He loved his God and church family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his two sons, Glen Ray Black and Milton Lee Black; sisters, Ollie Phillips, Nellie Hutchinson and Maudie Flemming; and his brothers, Elmer Black, G D Black and Maurice Day.

J R is survived by his wife of 65 years, Betty Black; daughter, Janet Luke and husband, Stephen; daughter-in-law, Wanda Black; grandchildren, Jennifer Black, Ashlee and Dylan Barnes, Robert and Grace Black, Thomas and Meghan Sutton, and Sarah Luke; his brother, Fred Black; 13 great-grandchildren; special niece, Debbie Stiba; and an abundance of nieces, nephews, wonderful neighbors, and friends.

Memorials may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church, 2 Ritchie Rd, Woodway, TX 76712.


Place of Service: Waco Memorial Park , 6623 S. IH-35; Robinson, TX 76706

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  1. There are no words to completely convey our thoughts at this time . We are praying peace and comfort for all of you . Love , Ken and Judi Wooten

  2. Kathy Cantwell

    So very sorry for your loss Aunt Betty and Janet. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you strength during the difficult times ahead.
    Love you.
    Kathy and Joshua Cantwell

  3. Annette watkins


    I am so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

    Annette Hestilow

  4. We are deeply saddened by the news of JR’s passing. We will miss him. May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences. Bob and Mickey Park

  5. Derek,Sarah and Ryker

    I’m vary sorry for your loss !

    – sincerely Derek , Sarah and Ryker Banik

  6. Mindy Jo Hestilow

    I knew JR Black my entire life. The Black family lived across the street from my grandparents and well JR and Betty always treated us like we were their grandkids too. I have so many wonderful memories of the adults playing 42, 84 or spades and all of us kids running around. The world has lost a wonderful and great man. My thoughts and prayers are with Betty and the rest of the family. Love, Mindy Jo

  7. J R was a wonderful neighbor and my heart hurts because we have to let him go. The Lord has taken him home and left a hole in our lives. Betty your neighbors are here for you . Love Nelda

  8. My deepest sympathy! J.R. was such a kind and gentle soul. So very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Minnie

  9. Susan Compton Hughes

    Love and prayers and memories!????❤️

    Mary Compton and daughter Susan

  10. I just heard about the loss of sweet Uncle JR and it breaks my heart. He was and always be one of my favorites with his sweet soul and sly humor. I’m so very sorry for your loss Aunt Betty! My thoughts and prayers and love are with you and the family.

  11. Lisa Everett Arp

    Will always remember JR as a kind, loving, and generous man. Always showed a sincere spirit of love to everyone that had the honor of knowing him. He showed his love in some of the simplest ways in life such as the planting of his gardens and holding his sweet wife’s hand. Will be thinking of you Betty and Janet. You were blessed with one of the best husbands and daddies. Never forgotten, always in our hearts!!

  12. Shelly Plaster

    JR was such a kind man. I remember when he and Betty would come over and play games with my Grandparents. JR and Betty always looked out for their neighbors. He will be missed. Betty, now it’s time to let your neighbors look out for you. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Janet, and family. Love, Shelly

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