William “Bill” Michael Black

William “Bill” Michael Black

William “Bill” Michael Black

May 17, 1960~June 04, 2023

William “Bill” Michael Black

Born May 17, 1960, and gone too soon on June 4, 2023.


Bill was adopted at a young age by Claude and Merle Black, and was their only child.

He grew up in Cold Springs, KY, graduating from Campbell County High School in 1979.

During these years, Bill worked at Riverfront Stadium, Pinkerton Security Company as a Guard, and was a Wilder County Volunteer Firefighter for a short time.

He met his lifelong partner and bride, Renee Hein, at an ELO concert and it was love at first sight.  They married a year later in, 1983, at Pilgrim United Church in Cincinnati.

They honeymooned in Florida and decided to stay and create a life here.  His first job in the sunshine state was at the Brown Derby as a bus boy.  Bill’s next, and final job was with the City of Pinellas Park Water Department.  He served his community for 21 years and was able to retire at the age of 48.

Bill and Renee certainly had their adventures; their daughter Tamara was the most exciting of them all.  Tamara was Bill’s “Pooh Bear” and the two are much more alike than they’d ever admit.  In 2016, Skyelyn was born and made him a “Papaw”.  She loved having him chauffeur her around, and spending time at the park together.

Bill was a blessed man who touched many hearts and lives.  His smile was genuine, and his hugs were big.  We will miss him dearly and look forward to seeing him again.

Celebration of Life

Park Place Wesleyan Church


Madi Fritts

June 6, 2023, 4:24 pm

My heart is so heavy. Bill was my great uncle and I’ve always loved him so much. He was the most loving, kind, and genuine person. His smile was contagious and his presence was so warm. Rest in Peace Uncle Bill.

Kevin and Peggy Higgins

June 6, 2023, 4:47 pm

Missing him greatly! We are so blessed that the Lord allowed our families to unite and intertwine with the marriage of Tamara and Josh! He will forever be in my heart as one of my most favorite “outlaws.” Until we meet again… God bless you and your beautiful family!

Andrea Seymour

June 6, 2023, 10:06 pm

Bill was my cousin, and to know him is to love him. He was almost like the brother that I never had.
His hugs were like no other, and his smile lit up the room. I didn’t get to see Bill very often, as we lived in separate states, but God’s light shined through Bill. Bill is gone way too soon, yet he is in great company.
Renee, Tamara, Josh & Skylyn you were Bill’s everything. Celebrate his love always❤️! We love you guys and wish We could be there.

Kelly Seegers

June 7, 2023, 6:28 am

I miss you Uncle Bill. I can’t believe you are gone. I will forever remember your kindness, your smile, your big bear hugs and the way you’d bring so much joy and warmth to everyone around you. Love you and I’ll see you again someday

Debbie Shaner

June 8, 2023, 7:21 pm

To Bill’s Loved Ones,
Where there is love…any life is too short.
We are sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. May you find comfort in knowing that each of you were a special part of Bill’s life…a life that was well lived with the joy of family and friends. He is resting peacefully in a spiritual place of pure beauty and tranquility.
We enjoyed Bill as a neighbor in Lake Forest; we will always remember our fun times on the “corner”. His presence will be forever missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Bill will be among the brightest stars in the night sky shining down upon his loved ones.
May your hearts continue to be guided in loving and caring ways…just as Bill would have wanted.
With love and sympathy,
Gene and Debbie Shaner

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