Wayne Black, age 86, of Brookfield, died Saturday, September 21, 2013, near Shelby.
A funeral service will be Thursday, September 26, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at the Park Baptist Church in Brookfield with Pastor David Blakely officiating. Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery in Brookfield. Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home in Brookfield and the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 in the evening; a Masonic Service will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Memorials to Park Baptist Church Building Fund may be left at or mailed to Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home, PO Box 496, Brookfield, MO 64628.
Lawrence Wayne, son of Cecil and Ruth (Morrison) Black, was born March 6, 1927, on a farm near Winston. On August 5, 1950, he married Billie Jo Payne who preceded him in death August 21, 2007.
Wayne graduated from Winston High School and enlisted in the US Coast Guard at the age of 17 serving during World War II. He worked in Kansas City and moved to Brookfield to sell appliances for Missouri Power and Light and became a State Farm Insurance Agent September 1, 1957. He retired in 1995 and continued working for his son, Robin at State Farm Insurance in Brookfield.
He was a member of the Park Baptist Church in Brookfield. He was a member of the Brookfield Rotary Club for over 50 years, the American Legion in Brookfield for over 50 years, the Brookfield Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite, and the Moila Shrine Temple in St. Joseph. He had served on the Pershing Memorial Hospital Board of Directors and was a past president of the Brookfield Area Chamber of Commerce. He had been active in amateur softball and baseball leagues for many years. He was an avid golfer and was a quail and pheasant hunter.
Survivors include one son, Robin Black and wife, Linda of Brookfield; six grandchildren, Jarrod Black and wife, Beth of Brookfield, Jonathan Black and fiancée, Catherine Garvey of Brookfield, Candace Moore and husband, Brad of Atlanta, Cindi Rodgers and husband, Bill of Marceline, Cathi Black of Marceline, and Chrissi Black of Aiken, South Carolina; five great-grandchildren, Cassi and Cody Rodgers of Marceline, Lauren and Mallory Black of Brookfield, and Markos Black of Marceline; one sister, Gayle Miller of Kansas City; and nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
One son, Mark Black and a granddaughter, Cassi Black, also preceded him in death.