April 12, 1942 – April 25, 2017

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our good friend and colleague, Director Bill Black.

A Northampton resident for over 35 years, Bill tirelessly served on the MUD Board for some 16 years. To say he was passionate about his duties as a Director is simply not sufficient to describe his contributions. Since he was appointed to the Board in 1999, he has been an active part of every project the Board has undertaken, not just because he was a civil engineer, but because he truly cared about Northampton and its residents. West Park was conceived by Bill as a means to alleviate flooding on the ABC & D streets at the entrance of Northampton, which provided the setting for the Board to build a beautiful park with walking paths for the residents. Bill spearheaded the expansion of the tennis courts, redevelopment of the current weight room and the new waste water treatment. The last project he was able to see to completion was the construction of the bridge across the M103 drainage creek back at the Inway walking trails. You have to see it to believe it!

Bill was a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and various mission groups at Klein United Methodist Church, including the mentoring program at Schultz Elementary, where he was loved by his mentees.

Bill is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary Lou, his 3 sons Andy (wife Laurie) Black, Alan (wife Annmarie) Black, Jimmy (wife Tara) Black, and 5 grandchildren.

Bill’s thoughtful influence will be felt in our community for years to come.

Directors, Northampton MUD