In Memory of

Robert Henry Black

June 27, 1926 - April 9, 2022
From: Spencer, IA
Robert Henry Black

Robert Henry Black

Born: June 27, 1926
Died: April 9, 2022
Age: 95

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Robert Henry Black, the son of Ray and Mabel (Cross) Black, was born June 27, 1926 in Webb, Iowa.  His childhood years were spent in Spencer, Iowa, where he received his education, graduating from Spencer High School.  He later entered the military and served with the U.S. Navy from 1944 until his honorable discharge in 1946.

     Bob married Milly Halling on May 29, 1946.  He worked as a machinist for Arnold Motor Supply for 47 years until his retirement in 2000.  Bob was a member of the First Baptist Church in Spencer, where he was deacon of the church.  He was also a member of the American Legion. 

     He passed away at the Spencer Hospital on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at the age of 95.  Bob was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mildred “Milly”; 2 brothers: Ray, Jr. and Bill; one daughter, Jeanie and 3 sisters: Verna Frad,  Josephine Tuttle and Hazel Walker.

     Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Julie and her husband, Jerry of Nashua, New Hampshire; one granddaughter, Marina; a brother, James Black of Knoxville, TN other relatives and many friends.

Memorial Services will be held at a later date.
Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa


Monday, April 18, 2022 at 7:05 AM
“Always enjoyed Mr. Black’s visit to the Arnold Motor store. He was always cheerful and if you paid attention, you could always learn something new. A real gentleman!”
- James Storesund
Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 7:14 AM
“Dear Black Family,
So very sorry for your loss. When I moved to Spencer in the 60's with my parents, we lived 2 doors down from Bob at 1506 4th Ave. W. He and Millie were great neighbors. I drive by his house a couple of times a day and often see him sitting outside talking with neighbors and others. I will miss that. God's speed in recovery! Susanne Hallatt”
- Susanne Hallett
Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 2:22 PM
“Dear family,
I did not know Bob and Millie very well but my family did I think. My aunt Arlene and Hazel lived together in Des Moines when I was a kid .
I got to go stay with them for afew days.
So that is how I knew your dad .. Hazels brother
Thinking of you all with sympathy..
My husband Roger remembers him from working at Arnold's
Prayers for all,
Jackie Newcomb Mann”
- Jackie Mann
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 7:07 AM
“Dear Family, We worked with Bob for many years at Arnold Motor Supply and Bob was truly one of the nicest, hard-working men that you could know. It was an honor knowing Bob. We extend our deepest, heartfelt sympathy and condolences to you. R.I.P. Bob.
With sympathy and love,
Milo and Sharon ”
- Milo & Sharon Allen
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 7:07 AM
“ Bob was a best man for my husband Dwight when we were married many years ago in 1949. They were good friends back when Bob had the filling station just across the bridge. I'm thinking it was a DX.
I didn't know you kids but you have my deep sympathy. I pray God will comfort you and bless you with His peace. It is so hard to loose a parent. ”
- Dolores Hatfield(Gruchow)
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 7:06 AM
“i knew Bob Black from Arnold Motor Supply he was always nice when i was there talkin to everyone. has a great sense of humor he will be greatly missed RIP Bob”
- Lisa Stokes
Monday, April 11, 2022 at 3:19 PM
“I have many good memories of Bob at family reunions. He was a hero from "the greatest generation"! Enjoyed bible studies and other church activities. Praying for you and family.”
- Harold Skelton
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