John Paul Black, Sr., age 86 of Bethpage passed away Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Celebration of Life Service, with Military Honors, will be Saturday, June 12th at 2:00 p.m. at Gallatin First United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers please make donations to The Wounded Warrior Project, 233 Rosa L Parks Ave, Suite 301, Nashville, TN. 37203.
Mr. Black was born February 26, 1935 in Ferndale, Michigan to the late Garlan Neil Black, Sr and Iva Mae Landeau Black. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by brothers, William L. Black, Sr, Henry R. Black, and Garlan Neil Black, Jr; and sisters, Maxine Black and Molly Foster. He is survived by wife of 62 years, Celia Martinez Black of Bethpage; son, John Paul Black, Jr of Bethpage; daughters, Janice Draper (Todd) of Gallatin and Laura Black (Eric Hall) of Hendersonville; 5 grandchildren, Joshua Draper, Steven Black, Caitlin Draper, Darcy Wiss (Adam), and Casey Black; soon-to-be great grandchild, Abram Wiss; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Black served our country in the United States Air Force. Online condolences may be submitted at familyheritagefh.com. Family Heritage Funeral Home has been honored to assist the family.