Tommy Glenn Black

July 10, 2024

Tommy Glenn Black, age 73, passed away on July 5, 2024. Born on April 12, 1951, in Dewitt, Arkansas, he dedicated his life to the well-being of others through his work as a pharmacist and his active involvement in his community.

Tommy graduated from DeWitt High School in 1969 and furthered his education at the University of Arkansas, followed by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He embarked on a distinguished career in pharmacy in 1974, a vocation he faithfully served until his passing. Tommy was awarded an Honorary Golden Certificate by the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy in recognition of 50 years of dedicated service in January 2024.

Known for his boundless energy and love for life, Tommy was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed deer and duck hunting. His greatest joy, however, was found in the company of his family and in his service to the community through his church. Described affectionately by friends and family as a "6 feet tall 5-year-old," his playful spirit and love for adventure made him a cherished figure among all who knew him. Tommy's hobbies included skiing, photography, particularly of sunsets, and enjoying the snow where he loved building snowmen, as well as the beach where he enjoyed building sand castles.

Tommy leaves behind his loving wife, Becky Boyd Black of Dewitt; daughters, Teresa Torix (Shane) of Mena, Kristi Whitmore (Heath) of Saint Charles, and Lisa Buell (Rue) of Little Rock; grandchildren, Kaitlyn Bunch (Jake), Daryan Torix, Griffin Whitmore, Wiley Whitmore, and Harper Buell; great-grandchildren, Brooks and Baker Bunch, and Cain Wilson. He is also survived by his siblings, Eddie Black (Jolene), Vance Black (Chrisana), Gordon Black (Gail), and Neoma Ruth Moore (Chris), and a host of cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Neoma and Tommy Black.

Tommy's life and legacy will be honored and remembered by all who were fortunate enough to know him.

Funeral services were July 8 at DeWitt Methodist Church with burial in DeWitt Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to DeWitt Methodist Church (608 S Grandview, DeWitt, AR 72042), DeWitt Baseball Softball Association (PO Box 626, DeWitt, AR 72042), and Caring and Sharing Food Pantry (PO Box 8, DeWitt, AR 72042).