David Ryan Black
Sunday 22nd of January 1978 - Saturday 20th of June 2020
David R. Black, age 42, passed away surrounded by family on Saturday, June 20, 2020 in Lexington, KY due to complications stemming from an autoimmune disease. Dave was born to loving parents John and Kathy Black on January 22, 1978 in Flint, MI. He grew up in Loveland, OH and later graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Miami University in Oxford, OH. He met the love of his life, Maura Wilkie, in Chicago, IL and they married on October 14, 2006. Maura and Dave lived in Jacksonville, FL and Lexington, KY where they raised their son, Conor William.
Dave was an entrepreneur and dedicated business owner. He was a technology enthusiast who made a great golfing companion. He loved tennis, fishing and was an avid Cincinnati Bengals fan. He took great joy in spending time with his son, with whom he shared these passions.
He will be loved always and is survived by his wife Maura, son Conor, parents John and Kathy Black, father and mother-in-law William and Joan Wilkie, brothers Mike (Sandy) and Christopher, brother and sister-in-law Billy (Sally) and Colleen Selimos (Steve), three nieces and one nephew (Alexandra, Lily, Sadie and Sean), in addition to numerous lifelong friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. William Black; and Leander and Florence Kunz; his aunt Jane Gabel and his uncle Robert Black.
Private funeral services will be held at the Cathedral of Christ the King, 299 Colony Boulevard, Lexington, KY 40502 on Monday, June 29, 2020. In lieu of a visitation, a celebration of life will be held for Dave at a later date.
Due to COVID-19, the family wants you to know that social distancing, masks and other standards of protection will be required at the service. For those who feel uncomfortable or at risk of attending, there will be live streaming of the funeral service on Monday, June 29 at 11:00am. Instructions for virtual viewing can be found here: https://cathedralctk.org/howtostream.
Friends and loved ones can honor Dave with contributions to The First Tee of Louisville, 460 Northwestern Parkway, Louisville, KY 40212. https://www.firstteelouisville.org/
Maura and Connor, John and Kathy, my heart hurts for you so much, as David was such an incredibly kind, loving, and generous man. Watching his bond with Brian is something I will always cherish. Spending time with him each summer when he'd come back to play golf was something we continually looked forward to. Sending all my love and comfort to you, and David as he rests. xo, Amanda
Praying for peace and comfort for you and Conor. Here for whatever you need. Wish I had been able to meet Dave. Sounds like he was an incredible person. Sending love to you and Conor.
Miss you already sweet nephew....mischievous grin, sense of humor, story teller, caring, spirited, hard working, kind, insightful, loving. You left a hole in our hearts but it's heaven's turn to celebrate your arrival.
What a joy it was to know Dave! He was such a positive and caring light to those around him. He was an incredible landlord & friend to myself over the last four years at Sola. Continually praying for Maura, Conner and the rest of his family through this difficult time ❤️
Maura and Conor, I'm so sorry for your loss. I've been thinking of you and am sending virtual hugs. XOXO Valerie and Charlotte
When I think of Dave, I think of his infectious smile he always wore. He will be missed and I am praying for much peace and healing for Maura,Conner, and the rest of his family and friends!