Richard Lee Blair
9 June, 1931 – 11 January, 2020
Richard Lee Blair, 88, of Greeley, passed away January 11, 2020.
Richard was born in Edgewater, CO on June 9, 1931 to Theresa and Henry Blair. He attended Kersey High School, and graduated in 1948. He joined the US Air Force, where he served as a crew chief mechanic for B52 bombers. He later enjoyed a career as a barber, a pawn broker, a business man. On October 1, 1955, he married the love of his life, Elaine.
Richard had a personality that was larger than life; he never met a stranger. He was a basketball star in high school, and played all the sports. Back in the 70’s, he was an avid motorcycle rider. He also enjoyed waterskiing, and radio controlled airplanes. He was a member of Valley View Flyers RC Club. He loved his family, and was always there for his children, and the love of his life, his wife Elaine. Richard and Elaine were soulmates; some would say they had a perfect marriage. They never argued in front of their children, were always in sync, and would often finish each other’s sentences.
Richard is survived by his son, Rick Blair and two daughters, Sherri Edens and Vicki Blair. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Elaine; his brother, Jay; and a grandson, Levi.
Services will be held at 11:00 am, Thursday, January 16th at the Allnutt Macy Chapel. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Please visit www.allnuttgreeley.com to send condolences to the family.
- Jordan, Pallbearer
- Brandon, Pallbearer
- Kory, Pallbearer
- Cliff, Pallbearer
- Justin, Pallbearer
- Funeral Service Thursday, 16 January , 2020
- Interment Thursday, 16 January , 2020
Richard Lee Blair
15 January 2020
Richard (Dick) was my first cousin and only 10 years older so mostly like a brother to me and I loved him a lot. Our family's were together alot. As time went on, he gave my first child, Mel, his first haircut and many others after that. I want to be there for his funeral but we live in eastern Nebraska and another appointment got in the way. My sincere sympathy to all the family. We will all miss him.