Ray N. Blair Sr., 80

March 02, 2011
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APRIL 25, 1930 — MARCH 2, 2011

Ray Newton Blair Sr., 80, of Big Spring, Md., passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2011.

Born April 25, 1930, in Clear Spring, Md., he was the son of the late George Brothernton Blair and Laura Helen "Drury" Blair.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Beverly Jane "Bowers" Blair, in 2000.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War.  

He retired from Pangborn in 1991 after 35 years of employment. He was a Cedar Lawn missionary.  

He was a lifetime member of the Joseph C. Herbert American Legion, Post 222, of Clear Spring, VFW Post 6241, Mercersburg Sportsmen's Association, Inc., Clear Spring Ambulance Club, Clear Spring Volunteer Fire Co., AMVETS Post 10 of Hagerstown, Antietam Volunteer Fire Co., and the Mercersburg, Pa. Moose.

He is survived by his companion, Doris L. Smith; two daughters, Virginia L. Mundey and Pamela K. Dunn and husband, Preston W. Jr.; four sons, William E. Wiles Jr., Ray N. Blair Jr. and wife, Pamela L., Richard C. Blair and wife, Roslyn, and Wayne Blair and wife, Pat; a sister, Mary C. Mason; a brother, Robert L. Sabine Sr.; son-in-law, Daniel P. Ryan Sr.; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn J. Ryan; son-in-law, Joseph C. Mundey; three sisters, Stella Bailey, Ruth Mundey, and Hester Stevens; 9 brothers, Dwight Blair, Dick Blair, Harry Paulsgrove, John Blair, Samuel Blair, Dan Blair, Bruce Blair, Dallas Blair, and Mason B. Mundey Sr.; and a great-granddaughter.

Services will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2011, at 10 a.m. at Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home, Inc., 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring. The Revs. Charles Mackley, Allen Strite and Chaplain Richard Boward will officiate. Burial will be in Little Rose Hill Cemetery in Clear Spring with military honors by the AMVETS Post 10 of Hagerstown and the Marine Corps League of Hagerstown. Following the internment, the family will receive friends for a time of fellowship at the Clear Spring Volunteer Fire Co. Activities Building in Clear Spring.  

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. For the convenience of friends, you may visit the funeral home after noon.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Attn: Hematology Department, or Homeless Veterans Funding, 510 Butler Ave., Martinsburg, WV 25405.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home, Inc., Clear Spring.

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