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Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport
Tuesday November 16th, 2021
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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David Greggory Black, Jr.

David Greggory Black, Jr., age 60, of Kingsport died Friday morning, November 12, 2021 at Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness. Born in Johnson City, Tennessee, he was raised in Kingsport and graduated from Dobyns Bennett High School in 1979. Gregg attended ETSU and received his pilot’s license from Tri-Cities Airport. He raced and built motorcycles. Gregg loved the lake and enjoyed water skiing and snow skiing. He was a professional drummer and toured the country with several different bands.

He was preceded in death by his father, David Greggory Black; maternal grandparents, Elmer and Jerline Anderson; and paternal grandparents, John and Reba Black.

Gregg is survived by his mother, Ida Lou Black, of the home; sister, Beth Black of Kingsport; aunts, Carolyn Kay Williams and Kimberly Shephard, both of Kingsport; uncle, Bill Madison Anderson of New Mexico; and many friends and several cousins.

The family will receive friends from 5-7pm on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at Hamlett Dobson Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Petworks, 3101 E. Stone Drive, Kingsport, Tennessee 37660.

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wow- so outa the blue. so many of us are leaving so early- one more friend i cant speak to again. prayers and codolences Beth and Mrs Black =.(...

Rob Murray Nov 19 2021 7:53 PM

A candle was lit in memory of David Black, Jr.

Laura Black Nov 19 2021 3:08 PM

I'm so sorry for your family's loss. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

LeAnn Crawford Nov 16 2021 8:01 AM

I remember taking turns riding Greggs little green Kawasaki motorcycle in the field at the corner of Springfield and Radcliffe in early 1971, and jamming on guitar and drums at the end of the street near Scott Larkin's house. Those were good times that I will never forget and Gregg was a great friend.

Mike Davis Nov 16 2021 4:44 AM

A candle was lit in memory of David Black, Jr.

Greg Godsey Nov 15 2021 1:21 PM

A candle was lit in memory of David Black, Jr.

Anne Watkins Tolley Nov 15 2021 11:39 AM

So sorry about Greg, I remember he and Mike would play music in your basement on Radcliffe, they were really good.

Carolyn Davis Nov 15 2021 10:03 AM

A candle was lit in memory of David Black, Jr.

Jeb and Jennifer Black Nov 15 2021 9:40 AM

A candle was lit in memory of David Black, Jr.

Roger Quillen Nov 15 2021 5:50 AM

Greg was like a brother to me and a son to my mom. Maybe we will ride again someday

Roger Quillen Nov 15 2021 5:49 AM

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