John Richard Blair, 71, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday September 22, 2013 at the V.A. Tennessee Valley Healthcare. He was born September 18, 1942 in Lancer to the late Verlie Carson “Buck” and Jettie Thompson Blair.
He worked for CSX and was baptized at the Cow Creek Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by two brothers: Frederick Korn Blair and Billy Carson Blair and four sisters: Melva Jean Meade, Mable Lean Blackburn, Ruth Delores Blair and Caroline Jane Goble.
He is survived by two brothers: Robert Dean Blair of Prestonsburg, and James Edward Blair of Culleoka, Tenn.
Funeral services will be held Thursday September 26, noon at Nelson Frazier Funeral Home in Martin with James Blair officiating.
Burial will follow the service at Gethsemane Gardens in Prestonsburg.
Nelson Frazier Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.