Homer F. Blair, 81, of Ashland, passed away Tuesday morning, Sept. 21, 2010, in Community Hospice Care Center.
Mr. Blair was born Feb. 6, 1929, in Ashland, Ky., a son of the late Alonzo and Sarah Ward Blair.
Homer served our country honorably post World War II in the United States Army Air Corps during the occupation of Japan. He was a retired assembler, having worked at Conn's Musical Instruments. He loved to play golf and fish, was a member of Fairview Baptist where he sang in the choir and was lead singer for the gospel quartet The Pilgrims.
Surviving are Homer's wife Erline White Blair; a son, Tom Blair of Catlettsburg; daughters Cheryl White and her husband, the Rev. Floyd White, of Ashland and Sandy DeLeon and her husband, Frank, of Corpus Christi, Texas; sisters Beatrice Hines of Frankfort, Ky., Dorothy Jones of New Carlisle, Ohio, and Betty Galliher of Vanceburg, Ky.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Also preceding him in death are Homer's first wife, Louise Harmon Blair; brothers Hershell Blair and Bill Blair; and sisters Margaret Eskew and Myrtle Hale.
Funeral services for Homer F. Blair will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, at Neal Funeral Home on Center Street in Catlettsburg. Pastor Mike Rice will bring a comforting message. Final rest will be in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens in Ashland, with military honors by Kenova American Legion Post 93 and Patriot Guard. Those wishing to call may do so from 11:30 a.m. until services Friday at the funeral home.
The family graciously asks in lieu of flowers contributions may be sent to Community Hospice, 1538 Carter Ave., Ashland, KY 41101.
Friday, September 24th, 2010