Robert Williams Black Jr.

Published 5:21 am Monday, May 4, 2020

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Robert Williams Black Jr., 89, of Manteo, died peacefully in his sleep May 1, 2020 at home with his son and daughter by his side.

Born in Durham on September 30, 1930, he was the son of the late Mimi Colley Black and Robert W. Black Sr.

Better known by his nickname “B-Square,” Bob was a graduate of Duke University. His career was spent as an accountant and he later became the owner of Raleigh’s 42nd Street Tavern. He was also a member of West Raleigh Presbyterian Church.

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Bob is survived by his children Robert W. Black III of Manteo and Michelle Black Barger of Virginia Beach, Va.; and granddaughter Faith Cummings of Greenville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings and their spouses, Robbie Sue and T. Forbes, William Mock and Jane Black, David and Margaret Black and Mary Ann and Nat Poston.

In keeping with his wishes, there will be no service at this time.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at