James R. Blair Sr.

James R. Blair Sr.
James R. Blair Sr.

CHADWICK – James R. Blair Sr., 76, of Chadwick, died Sunday, July 15, 2018, at FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport. He was last employed at Tee Lee Popcorn in Shannon as a supervisor until his retirement.

James was born Dec. 26, 1941, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the son of George T. and Theodora M. (Horton) Blair. He served in the Marines during the Vietnam War. He married Judy Miller on Feb. 10, 1967, in Sterling.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Sandee (Kevin) Fackler of Defiance, Ohio, and Cathy (Joe) Dane of Chadwick; one son, Scott (Casey) Blair of Warrenville; one sister, Norma Hazelton of California; 10 grandchildren; and three great-granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Jimmie Blair Jr.; one brother, Buster Blair; and one sister, Barbara Bley.

The funeral was July 19 at First Lutheran Church in Chadwick. Burial with military honors was July 19 at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.

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