Legendary pitmaster of Lockhart’s famed Black’s Barbecue dies

11:06 a.m. Monday, June 5, 2017 Food
Austin American-Statesman
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Update: Kent Black said that his father’s educational background was one of the keys to the success of the business side of Black’s Barbecue, but it was only part of the recipe. Edgar and Norma Jean Black’s care for their customers, a principle they passed down to their children, was paramount.

Earlier: Legendary pitmaster Edgar Black Jr., who manned Lockhart’s famed Black’s Barbecue, has died. Black was 91 years old. 

According to a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page, services honoring Black will be held Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Lockhart and will be followed by a catered barbecue meal. 

The post also thanked Black for "everything you taught us and the legacy you left for us to live up to."

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