Douglas L. “Blackie” Black

Born: 02/16/1947 Passed:

Douglas L. “Blackie” Black passed away September 25, 2020. He was born February 16, 1947 to the late Ted (Jessica) Black and Lillian Carol (Edward) Yehl in Akron, Ohio. As his family and friends can attest, he was one of the nicest guys you would ever meet. He graduated from Barberton High School, class of ’65 – thanks for great reunion memories all classmates! Doug retired in 2009 from CSX Railroad as an engineer. He loved his ’32 Ford hot rod, car shows, golfing, fun times at the Liedertafel Club, his family and country – sorry you missed the vote honey! To borrow from Hodge – in Doug’s words, “See ya…. on the other side!”

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his in-laws, Robert and Dorothy Baker; stepsister, Catherine Yehl; and sister, Donna Yehl.

Doug is survived by his wife of 37 years, Sherry; loving children, Deborah (Terry) Swain, Michelle Tusini, Eric (Andrea) Eutsey; grandchildren, Nichole (Jamie) Gardner, Michael Knippenberg, Mandy (Kaiden) Welday, Jack Tusini, Eric Eutsey II; great-grandchildren, Bryson and Georgie; sister, Barbara Reddix; brother, Jonathan Black; stepbrother, David (Maria) Yehl; and brother-in-law, Tim (Annalee) Baker.

Per Doug’s request, no services will be held.


7 Tributes to Douglas L. “Blackie” Black

  1. Darcina Olney says:

    So sorry Sherry to hear about Doug he was such a nice guy and I am sending many prayers to all of you!!

    • Jay Wheeland says:

      Were so sorry for your loss Sherry, and your family. The obit says it all. You’d be hard pressed to find a nicer guy. We enjoyed being your neighbors for the 5 years we lived next door. I really enjoyed having a brew and talking with Doug about his T-bucket.
      And it didn’t surprise me when you guys pulled in the driveway with the 32 Ford. Doug knew my only problem was, it’s a FORD. LOL……
      May God Bless and care for you Sherry.

    • Barb Martin says:

      I know you & Denny have a lot of catching up to do in Heaven! Both of you were “one of a kind!” Sherry & family I’m thinking of you. Doug will be missed so very much.

  2. Carol S Dague says:

    Doug was the go to guy of the reunion committee for the BHS Class of 1965. It didn’t matter what was needed, Doug was up for it. We will miss your smiling face and awesomeness. RIP Doug.

  3. Trish Banic says:

    The Class of 65 has lost another great guy. Doug was at the top of my list of friends. Always fun to be around. He will never be forgotten.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Sure going to miss Doug at our annual Class of ’65 reunions. Bless the family and you’re all in my prayers.

    Fred Sepelak

  5. Charlene Garrett says:

    So sorry to hear of Doug passing away,its been a few months ago I waited on you and doug at walmart what a wonderful friend and we all loved him

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