Keith Vernon Black

Birth:  10/19/1942

Death:  3/8/2016

Service Information:

A memorial service will be held in early summer at Masonic Memorial Park in Tumwater, Washington. Date and details will be posted here and at


Keith Vernon Black, 73, died March 8, 2016, of multiple organ failure at RooLan Healthcare Center in Lacey, Washington.

Keith was born on October 19, 1942, in Olympia, Washington. He was the eldest son of Vernon and Dorothy Black. In 1946, his family moved to Santa Barbara, California, and in 1950, they moved to Van Nuys, California, where Keith attended school, graduating from Van Nuys High in 1960.

Hot rods and custom cars were a lifelong passion, and he was a proud member of the Sultans and the Chancellors car clubs. He was also an avid and skilled photographer.

Keith loved the outdoors and was involved with the Boy Scouts for over 25 years, achieving the rank of Eagle Scout along the way.

He served in the US Navy from 1962 to 1964 aboard the USS Currituck, where he honed his mechanical skills.

Keith worked in the grocery business, beginning in his father’s grocery store. He had a quick mind for numbers and pursued a business degree at CSU Northridge. He partnered with his mother in an accounting and tax preparation business, Black & Black Bookkeeping, and stayed in accounting for the rest of his life.

Keith had a green thumb and was a lifelong gardener, sharing his bounty with his friends.

He is survived by his brother, Gary Black; his son and daughter-in-law, Michael Black and Natasha Johnson; his daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Bob Logan; his grandson, Jack Logan; and his granddaughter, Arwen Black.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you take some time to have a bit of fun with your family and friends and let them know that you appreciate them.

Please leave memories of Keith or condolences for his family in the Guestbook below.








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One response to “Black, Keith Vernon”

  1. Gene Hayes says:

    Sorry to hear that Keith has passed. My mother Anelia (Black) Hayes was his fathers sister. keith and i are first cousins had not seen Keith for 35 years. did hear from him when his father Vernon passed away. I have fond memories of when the family visited Kansas in the 40s and 50s. my thoughts are with his brother Gary, and keith’s children and grandchildren. May god Bless you all.

    Cousin Gene Hayes

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