Bert Blair, Jr., age 81, a resident of Crestview, Florida passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2019. He was born July 13, 1938 in Majestic, Kentucky to Bert and Oma Blankenship Blair. Before retirement, after 15 years of service, he was employed with Louisiana Pacific as a fireman in the boiler room. He was a member of Life Point Church in Crestview. He truly loved being out in his workshop with tools in hand. Bert, with his wife by his side, enjoyed working on wood-crafts together. When family friends would come over to visit, he eagerly seized the opportunity to give them a grand tour of his shop.
He is preceded in death by both parents.
Bert is survived by his wife of thirty-five years, Joyce Blair; three sons, Bobby Ray Blair and wife Estella, Wayne Blair, and Landon Blair; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; one brother, Bobby Blair and wife Kathy; one sister, Lorraine Coan; three step-daughters, Terri Myers, Saundra Tuttle and husband James, and Laura Butler; and two special poodles, Little Lilly and Daisy Mae.
Funeral services will be held Monday, December 2, 2019 in the chapel of Davis-Watkins Funeral Home, 1474 Highway 83 North, DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433 beginning at 1:00 p.m. with Minister Joel Davis officiating. A time of visitation will be held one hour prior. Flowers are being accepted, preferably house plants.
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