Rickey Lynn Black, 72, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at his home in Longview, Texas home, on November 18, 2022.
Rickey was a decorated veteran, who served in the Vietnam war and spent another 4 years in Visenbott, Germany.
Rickey was born on June 15, 1950, in Hot Springs, Arkansas to his parents, Francis and EE Black. When he was just 19, Rickey decided to join the army and was stationed at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. Rickey would go on to serve in the Vietnam war. After serving in the Vietnam War, Rickey moved to Longview, Texas where he met and fell for Diana Masterson; who he soon married in 1998. Rickey and Diana chose to settle in the town of Longview, Texas.
Rickey started working at the Longview News Journal in 1994, he worked there for 7 years. When he wasn’t working, Rickey had a passion for woodwork and running.
Rickey was predeceased by his parents, EE and Francis Black; and his sister, Patsy Black.
He is survived by his children Beth Satterfield, Lori Cruz, Brad Black, and Tasha Pearson.
Celebration of life plans are pending.