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Information for William "Shirl" Black, Jr.
24 December, 1913
13 November, 1984
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
November, 1984
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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William 'Shirl' Black

     Services for William "Shirl" Black Jr., 70, of Nampa, who died Tuesday, Nov. 13, in a Nampa hospital, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Canyon Chapel, Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints, 143 Central Canyon St., Nampa.
     Bishop Roger Kotter of the Nampa Eighth Ward L.D.S. Church will officiate.  Interment will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.  Services and interment are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
     Mr. Black, a retired radio broadcaster, was born Dec. 24, 1913, at Iona, Idaho, to William and Verna Black.  He was reared and educated in Salt Lake City, Utah, graduating from the L.D.S. High School in Salt Lake in 1930.  He later moved to Provo where he managed the Ice Cream Shoppe and attended Brigham Young University.
     He later went to work in radio broadcasting in Provo and Salt Lake City from 1939 to 1945.  He moved to Nampa in 1945 and worked for several radio stations around the valley, including KFXD and KAIN.  He retired in 1976 and had resided in Nampa since.
     He was an active member and High Priest of the Nampa Eighth Ward L.D.S. Church.
     He is sruvived by his wife Lucille of Nampa; one son, William H. Black, Nampa; two daughters, Mrs. H.T. (Merilene) Harn Jr., Nampa, and Mrs. Gary (Shirley) Hackney, Portland, Ore.; three brothers, Herman Black, Blackfoot, Vernal Black, Sandy, Utah; one sister, Mrs. Nyta Giles, Springfield, Utah; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; and several cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.