Douglas Blair

October 18, 1951January 9, 2021

Blair, Douglas Evan, age 69 of Sugar Creek Twp., passed away on January 9, 2021. He was preceded in death by his mother Virginia Young and father Ralph Blair. Survived by his wife of 51 years, Penny (nee Gaines); daughter and son-in-law Julia and Terry Hall and their children Claire and Allie; son and daughter-in-law Aaron and Beth Blair and their children Douglas Hunter and Alexandra; sisters Judith Blair, Jonelle Shadowens, Joyce Nosker, and Jeri Mitchell. Also a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and co-workers.

Doug worked at Dayton-Walther Corp, Dayton Supply and Tool Company, and later owned his own cutting tool business. He was a skilled carpenter, and very talented cabinet maker and woodworker.

Due to the current pandemic the family will be having private services for Doug. They kindly ask that donations be made to Hospice of Dayton. Care entrusted to Tobias Funeral Home, Far Hills Chapel.


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John Sellers

January 19, 2021

Barb and I moved next door to Doug and Penny two years ago. We were delighted to find we had such wonderful new neighbors. We soon began to discover Doug’s many talents, like the pizza he baked in his homemade wood-fired oven and the beautiful heirloom furniture that he made. He was a good friend and always willing to help out, most recently coming to our rescue to jump start my car when the battery decided to die in a nearby park. Doug and I enjoyed swapping stories about our working days as we had some experiences in common.
Doug was a great guy and his untimely passing is a tragedy. Our hearts go out to Penny and his family.

John & Barb Sellers

Steven J. Wyke

January 13, 2021

I'm very grateful for having Doug in my life over the years. Upon meeting him there was a wonderful connection that remains firm to this day. It was as if we had always known one another. It was a privilege to have served with him on the Dayton Honor Squad at the Veterans Administration Medical Center. I shall miss our discussions and meaningful fellowship moments. He was a motivating factor in the development of a Leadership-Developing Group. His creativity continues to inspire many. May his memory be for an eternal blessing to all with whom he shared this precious gift of life.

Paula Baker

January 13, 2021

What I remember about Doug is not a moment or a story, but a feeling. He always made me feel like I was at home. He surrounded everyone with love and kindness. He always had a smile and a hug that made me feel safe and adored. He was truly one in 1 million men! He will be so desperately missed💕

Ginger Cox

January 13, 2021

I had the pleasure of working with Doug at Eagle Equipment, he is truly missed by all of us. He was such a brave and courageous gentleman that absolutely loved God and his family. Penny, he always referred to you as his beautiful bride. He shared many stories of his children and his grandchildren and all of their accomplishments, he was so proud of all of them.
Doug, my friend I miss you terribly at work and our little chats, thank you for the amazing memories.
Godspeed my friend, you won your battle!

Connie Ash

January 12, 2021

Doug will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He was a kind man with a good heart who loved his family greatly. He was always an enjoyment to be around. Larry and I are so grateful we were able to spend time with he and Penny in October. It was a day with friends and family, laughing and just enjoying our time together. A day we will remember. Love you Doug..