Nolen Floyd Black

Nolen Floyd Black


Services for Nolen Floyd Black, 84, of Canton, were held Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at Eubank Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Roberson officiating. 

Interment followed in Holly Springs Cemetery in Martins Mill. 

Mr. Black took his flight to heaven on Nov. 11, 2017, at Hospice Homeplace in Tyler.  He was born June 12, 1933, to Ruben Floyd Black and Alma Christine Lancaster in Martins Mill.  He attended Martins Mill High School and played on the basketball team that won the state championship in 1949.  He married his childhood sweetheart, Nelta Jean West (Nell), Nov. 10, 1951.  They celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary Nov. 10th, 2017.  The Blacks started their wonderful life together in Dallas. In 1984, they started their own business which still carries on today as North Star in Canton. 

Nolen was a family man and loved his family. He was a people person who loved his friends and neighbors.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Nell; son, Mike and Susan Black; daughters, Beckey and Terry Grapevine and Julie and Terry Farley; five grandchildren, Regenia Plant, Jacob Grapevine, Sarah Shinn, Courtney Farley and Cami Farley; five great-grandchildren, Jonathan Plant, Carson Plant, Julianna Grapevine, Alexandra Shinn and Joshua Grapevine -3 & ½ weeks old; and brother, James Lewis Black.

Pallbearers are Frank Hutchison, Ed Jameson, Bob Bogle, Harold Jacobs, Jim Perkins, Mal Fowler, Bennie Williams, Marvin Edwards, Bob Brockman, Bobby Chaney and Justin Bunting.

Memorials may be given to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75701.