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Michael Wayne Black

July 25, 1957 ~ May 9, 2021 (age 63)

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Michael Wayne Black age 63, passed away May 9, 2021 in his home in Terlingua Tx. He was taken by a cancer diagnosed too late..

Mike graduated from Balboa HS and lived on Howard AFB Canal Zone, Panama where he made many special friendships lasting to this day. Mike treasured his time in Panama where his passions of exploration and collecting artifacts was sparked.

His father's memories of growing up in west Texas led Mike to the Big Bend and a little town called Terlingua. Here, Mike found his new home. He became a river guide and found his new passion on the Rio Grand taking river trips that lasted days and beautiful friendships lasting decades. His wondeful friends were there through the end. Terlingua enriched his soul.

Mike is survived by his mother Dorothy Black and his sisters Patti and Stephanie of San Antonio, his nephew David Fornos of Austin and his niece Sarah Fornos of San Antonio.. He was preceded in death by his father James H Black and his sister Laura Black Fornos. 

Mike's memorial service will be planned for the fall in Terlingua, Tx where his ashes will be spread in the lower canyon of the Rio Grand and a marker will be placed in the Terlingua Cemetary.

Even though he is gone his fine spirit remains forever in Terlingua.

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