Royce Braxton Black     

Published 9:41 am Monday, April 26, 2021

Funeral Service for Mr. Royce Braxton Black, 81, of Greenville will be held at 11am on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at Johnson Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Holcombe officiating. Burial will follow at Providence Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10-11am on Tuesday. Mr. Black passed away Saturday in Greenville.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Pauline Black; children Randy Black (Jill), Tammy Milton (Keith); grandchildren Shaye Hartley (Daniel), Brianne Broadway (Eric), Channing Black,  Steven Milton, Rachel Davis (Micah), and Haley Basham (Ryan); 11 great-grandchildren Braxton Hartley, Ryleigh Grace Hartley, Reese Hartley, Brody Broadway, Briar Broadway, Jalen Milton, Nadalyn Milton, Harper Milton, Jocelynn Davis, Gavin Davis, Royce Basham, and one on the way; two sisters Janice Strickland and Annette Kelley; several nieces and nephews and friends.

Mr. Black is preceded in death by his parents Heamon and Arkie Black.

Pallbearers will be Daniel and Braxton Hartley, Eric Broadway, Steven Milton, Ryan Basham, Micah Davis, and Mike George.

Mr. Black simply loved to work. He spent most of his life working as a mechanic, and in his later years became a chicken farmer. He was always busy doing something. He had a great sense of humor, loved to help and would give you the shirt off his back.  He loved to spend time with his grandbabies. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.