L. David Black


L. David Black, of Chamblee, GA, passed away peacefully at the age of 93 on Friday, July 31, 2020, at his residence while surrounded by his family. 

Mr. Black was born December 22, 1926, in Chatsworth, GA.  He was predeceased by his parents, Harmon and Vercie Bearden Black; his son, David Black; and his sister, Louise Smith.

During World War II, Mr. Black proudly served in the Naval Armed Guard Service, a branch of the United States Navy that was responsible for defending U.S. and Allied merchant ships from attack by enemy aircraft, submarines and surface ships. He loved hunting and fishing and was a long-time member of the All Seasons Sportsman Hunting Club in Eatonton, GA. Over his lifetime, Mr. Black volunteered countless hours with the Georgia Wildlife Federation, Georgia River Clean Up, International Bow Hunters, Georgia Handicap Hunting and Fishing Day, U.S. Forestry Service, and Take a Kid Fishing. Most recently, he raised significant sums of money to support cancer research and treatment for children at Shriner’s Hospital.  Mr. Black loved working in his vegetable garden and tinkering in his home workshop. Most of all, he cherished time spent with his family.

Mr. Black is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Doris Henry Black; daughters Carol Hood, of Alpharetta, Diane Bishop (Wayne), of Alpharetta, and Brenda Towers(Johnny), of Dalton; cherished granddaughters, NicoleHood, of New York City, and Amy Hood, of Asheville NC; grandsons, Daniel Bishop, of Alpharetta, and Matthew Bishop, of Alpharetta; sister, Betty Cross, of Johns Creek; as well as a host of extended family. 

Due to the COVID19 pandemic, there will be a private graveside service, with a Celebration of Life service to be held at a later date. He will be buried at Sumach Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Chatsworth GA. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions in David Black’s memory be sent to Georgia Wildlife Federation, 11600 Hazelbrand Rd NE, Covington, GA 30014.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.crowellbrothers.com.

The family gratefully acknowledges the kind assistance provided by Ms. Patty Perkins over the last year. 

Arrangements entrusted to Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory, 5051 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092. 770-448-5757.


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