AUGUST 31, 1962 0 FEBRUARY 23, 2008

AFTON - Vernon Daniel Black, 46 of Afton, Ok. Passed away suddenly Sunday February 23, 2008 at Shawnee, Ok.  Vernon was born to James C. and Shirley (Borner) Black on August 31, 1962 in Miami, Ok.  He married Terri Morris at Grove, OK on April 13, 1985 they were blessed with two children.  

Vernon grew up in the construction business with his father, and later went on to Crossland Construction as a superintendent.  He was presently working on building the gymnasium/performing arts center for the Shawnee High School.  He loved to work with wood including cabinetry, furniture.  Vernon also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time outdoors on his family farm.  

He was preceded in death by his daughter Rebecca Chamayne Black, November of 2007, his parents J.C. Black and step mother Virginia Black.  Also his mother, Shirley Smith.  

Survivors include:  His loving wife of 22 years, Terri Black.  One son:  Elijah Daniel Black of the home.  He is also survived by:  Sheila Shuster, and husband Monty, of Estacada, Oregon, Fawn Haider of Fairland, Ok, Vickie Romans and husband Danny of Tulare, California, Donnie Jones and wife Belle of Fairland, OK, Eddie Jones of Fairland, Debby White and husband Thomas Smalling, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in- laws, Bill and Alzona Morris of Grove, OK, and many other family and friends.

Vernon was a devoted husband and father and a born again Christian. There will be an open visitation at the family home, until the graveside service on Thursday February 28, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Fairland Cemetery in Fairland, Oklahoma. Rev. Mitch Elmer will officiate. Serving as casket bearers will be Elija Black, Jared Johnston, Tyler Vincent, Leonard Forbes, Hayes Forbes, and Jacob Nacoste.  Services are entrusted to Brian Nichols of Funeral Services of Grand Lake, Grove, Ok.