March 10, 1924 – July 17, 2020
George Blair, age 96 of Dayton, passed away Friday, July 17, 2020 at Hospice of Dayton. He was born in Harlan County, KY to Grant and Sally (Stepp) Blair on March 10, 1924. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Rosolene Blair (Baker) in 2014. He also is preceded in death by his brothers, sister and grandson Brian Young. He is survived by four children; Geri (Blair) Morgan (Pete), George (Frank) Blair (Sandy), Ricky Blair and Jackie (Blair) Askins (Andrew); his grandchildren: Angela (Morgan) Strassburg (Gary), Robert Young, Jennifer Blair, Rebecca (Blair) Jantonio (Nick), Michael Blair, Stormy (Marshall) Nguyen (Jon), Mandy Askins, Avery Askins and Joshua Blair (Amy); his 18 great-grandchildren: Joshua, Brian, Amanda, Samantha, Jordan, Jared, Jackson, Kohner, Maxwell, Rory, Judah,Malcolm, Avery Jr., Aubrey Jo, Aliza, Arlington, Dean, and Grant; and his great-great grandchild Bradley. George was especially proud of his Army service during WWII, stationed in both Iceland and England during his enlistment. Later, he was active in his VFW post 2800. Moving to Dayton after the war, he worked for Delco Products/GM and retired after 35 years. Dayton is where he met his loving and vibrant wife Rosolene, marrying in 1955 and building a life filled with love, family and friendships. Known by many as “Papa,” he always had the biggest and goofiest smiles when he spent time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He inspired those around him to persevere despite adversity, to love unconditionally, and to appreciate the simple things in life. Although he will be dearly missed, he is now in the peaceful hands of God and the loving arms of his wife once again. Family will receive visitors from 5-8 pm Thursday July 23, 2020 at Tobias Funeral Home 648 Watervliet Ave. Dayton, OH 45420. Memorial services will be held at 11:30 am Friday, July 24, 2020 at Tobias Funeral Home, followed by a graveside service at Dayton National VA Cemetery 4100 W. Third St. Dayton, OH 45428.
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July 25, 2020
The best Dad every POPs I sure never made things easy for you but you was always there for me I love you an will miss you. You taught me great lessons in life I will do this each an everyday to be a better Man,Father an a Papaw in life He is with our Mother now R.I.P. I Love You
July 23, 2020
One of my memories of Uncle George was when he invited me to the VA Lodge. I opened the door for him and the welcome he received was like he was a famous movie star!
July 22, 2020
Some of my best memories of childhood are with Uncle George, Aunt Ross, Frank, Rick, and Jackie. He was funny and had the softest heart of anyone I know. I'm so happy to be part of his family and will cherish the memories we all made. Love to all!
July 20, 2020
I've not seen Mr Blair in many years, but remember his smile and kindness..He was my sister Sandy's father-in-law..I know you will be dearly miss by your family...
Bobbi (Blair) Driscoll
July 20, 2020
I will always treasure the time I spent with you and Aunt Ross when I would come to visit. I remember the time when I was in high school and you two came to the hotel where I was spending a night and you picked me up and took me to the house for a couple hours. I love you. Rest in peace.
July 19, 2020
The best grandfather a girl could ask for. I’ll miss you forever Papa. ❤️