Richard Black

March 29, 1944 ~ May 3, 2023

Born in: Bismarck, Missouri
Resided in: Farmington, Missouri

Richard Allan Black, 79, of Farmington passed away May 3, 2023. He was born March 29, 1944 in Bismarck, MO to the late Warren M. and Pauline G. (Sumpter) Black. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. Richard retired as the President of St. Louis Community College at Meramec. He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Farmington, St. Joseph Knights of Columbus Council #12332 and the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. After his retirement, Richard became an avid golfer, playing six days a week. He also enjoyed reading history books and visiting historical sites.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother, Steve Black.

Richard is survived by his wife, Deborah Black; two children, Julia Lega and husband David, Jordan Black and wife Carly; seven grandchildren, Ian Lega, Samantha Lega, Cameron Black, Alexander Black, Reanna Golden, Rylan Bruenderman, Ronan Berger; aunt, Norma Barnes; mother-in-law, Patricia Wofford. Several nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law also survive.

Visitation will be held Saturday, May 13, 2023 from 10:00 AM until 11:45 AM at the C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home – Taylor Chapel in Farmington. A Funeral Mass will follow at Noon at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Farmington with Rev. William Thess officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Joseph Knights of Columbus. View obituary and share condolences online at


Visitation: Saturday, May 13, 2023
10:00 am - 11:45 am

C. Z. Boyer & Son - Taylor Chapel
111 E. Liberty St.
Farmington, Missouri 63640

Funeral Mass: Saturday, May 13, 2023
12:00 am

St. Joseph Catholic Church of Farmington
10 N. Long Street
Farmington, MO 63640

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  1. Candle 8Sorry to hear of Dicks passing. He was loved by so many and has left us with many fond memories
    God bless you and your family. May the Lord be with and be your strength.

  2. I’ve heard many amazing stories about Dick from my Aunt Deb. Six months ago we met Dick for the first time, shared a family meal and walked down memory lane with conversations about higher education. I will remember Dick’s smile and how he lit up when he showed me his office filled with family photos and memories of a life well lived. Rest in light, dear soul. You loved and were loved. You played hard here and now it’s time to be free and fly.

    Please send love and angels to my Aunt Deb. She was dedicated to your shared happiness, loved you with her beautiful heart and honored you with her companionship. Help her adjust to this transition by sending special Angels to be with her always. 💜

  3. Our sympathy to the whole Black family, especially to Julie and Jordan. We have fond memories of your dad and both of you many years ago and hope your good memories are now a comfort. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this sad time.

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