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Bruce LeRoy Black

November 13, 1930 ~ March 13, 2020 (age 89)


Bruce LeRoy Black, 89, of Fennville, Michigan passed away Friday, March 13, 2020 at his home in Glenn, Michigan with his family holding his hands. He was born to Roy and Rose (Morse) Black on November 13, 1930 in South Haven, Michigan. He graduated from South Haven High School in 1949. Bruce grew up farming with his family and began to Custom Farm right out of high school. He then married Barbara Sharp, also of Glenn on October 3, 1959. That same year he started Bruce Black Excavating. Over the next 60 years, the company he loved grew and earned a reputation for excellence and integrity throughout the area. Bruce’s passion for hard work and commitment to a job well done showed through in every project the company completed. He was very proud to have lived his entire life in Glenn and give back to the community he loved. Bruce enjoyed traveling with his family all over the United States camping. This continued with many years of Bruce and Barb enjoying their RV adventures.

Bruce is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Stanley Black, sister, Beverly Black Jevert, and an infant daughter in 1963.

Bruce is survived by his wife of 60 years, Barbara of Glenn, children, Dan Black of Fennville, Bob (Susan) Black of Farmington, and daughter, Becky Black of Fenton. Four grandchildren, Skyler Black, Peyton Black, Zach Eakes, and Zoe Eakes.

A Celebration of Life and luncheon will be held from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Sunday, August 9, 2020 at the Glenn Community Center, 6953 114th Avenue, Glenn, Michigan 49416. Please join us for a celebration of Bruce’s exceptional life. The family looks forward to and encourages the sharing of any and all memories, stories, and interesting times with Bruce.


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Celebration of Life
August 9, 2020

2:00 PM
Glenn Community Center
6953 114th Avenue
Glenn, MI 49416

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