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Albert Henry Black

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Albert Henry “Hank” Black, a Ponca City resident left this life to be with his Savior on Thursday, May 5, 2011. He fought a five year and seven month hard battle with renal cell carcinoma. He was 52 years of age. Albert was born May 3, 1959 in Pawnee, the son of James O. Black and Lupe T. Trujillo Black. He was a member of the Otoe-Missouria Elk Clan. He was a graduate of Red Rock High School and attended Okmulgee Tech where he took auto mechanic classes. He was married to Teresa Marlar on Sept. 5, 2005, in Newkirk. Albert had been employed as a crane operator with O.G. &. E. before an injury forced his retirement.

Albert was a member of the Ponca Indian Baptist Church and the American Quarter Horse Association. He was known for his kindness and generosity to others, and for his big smile. His greatest joy in life was being a loving husband and a loving father and grandfather. He enjoyed following his children on all occasions, whether softball games, proms or graduations, his love and support knew no limits. He helped cook and tend the fires at many Native American funerals and he loved to attend the pow-wows. He loved riding and raising horses. He loved his beloved dog “Rowdy” who would help him get out of his chair or bed during his illness and lay by his side all day.

Albert is survived by his wife, Teresa, of the home; three daughters, Whitney Killscrow and husband, Brad, of Ponca City, Stephanie Annette Black of Stillwater, and Jamee Lynn Black of Ponca City; his pride and joy was his granddaughter, Kyleigh Ann Bear; a niece, Carol Plumley, who was like a sister to him; a loving mother and father-in-law, Nancy and Clarence “Wahoo” Marlar who devoted themselves to help care for him this last year and were called Mom and Pops by him; many other extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Lupe Black; one sister, Inez Hollingwolf; aunt, Tomasita Garcia; three uncles, Ted Black Sr., Earnest Black and Emanuel Black; a grandson, George Henry Bear.

ยป Originally published in the Ponca City News.

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May 11th, 2011 at 7:51 pm

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