Charles Everett Blair Sr.
September 6, 1939 – March 12, 2020
Charles Everett Blair Sr., age 80 of Watauga, born September 6, 1939 in Bakersfield, California passed away surrounded by his loving family on March 12th 2020 in Keller, Texas. Charles was born to Forrest and Velma Blair. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy for four years. Charles later served his community as a police officer for 42 years in two police departments, Muskogee, Oklahoma and Nashville, Tennessee. He was named Officer of the Year while serving the Muskogee Police Department. Our Dad was an avid gardener and loved working in his yard. He is survived by his daughter, Kym Toy and husband, Chuck of Keller, Texas; sons, Charles E. Blair Jr. of Fort Worth, and Robert F. Blair of Madison, Wisconsin; brothers, Thomas Blair and wife, Delma of Richardson, Texas, and Randy Blair, and wife Joanne of California; grandsons, Tanner M Hennegan of Arlington, Texas and Cody E. Blair and wife Sarah of Killeen, Texas; great granddaughters, Daisy and Penny Blair. Charles is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Cathy Blair, and granddaughter, Nikki Hennegan. The family will receive friends during visitation on Friday, March 20, 2020 at Shannon Rufe Snow Funeral Chapel from 10a.m. to 11a.m. Funeral Service will begin at 11a.m., celebrated by Pastor, Dennis George. A Committal Service and Military Honors will be rendered at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery, where Charles will be laid to rest with his wife Cathy, on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 1:30p.m.
- Kym Toy (Chuck), Daughter
- Charles E. Blair, Jr., Son
- Robert F. Blair, Son
- Thomas Blair (Delma), Brother
- Randy Blair (Joanne), Brother
- Tanner M. Hennegan, Grandson
- Cody E. Blair (Sarah), Grandson
- Daisy Blair, Great Granddaughter
- Penny Blair, Great Granddaughter
- He is survived by his daughter, Kym Toy and husband, Chuck of Keller, Texas; sons, Charles E. Blair Jr. of Fort Worth, and Robert F. Blair of Madison, Wisconsin; brothers, Thomas Blair and wife, Delma of Richardson, Texas, and Randy Blair, and wife Joanne of California; grandsons, Tanner M Hennegan of Arlington, Texas and Cody E. Blair and wife Sarah of Killeen, Texas; great granddaughters, Daisy and Penny Blair.
- Charles E. Blair, Jr.
- Robert F. Blair
- Cody E. Blair
- Tanner M. Hennegan
- Thomas Blair
- Randy Blair
- Emmett Atherton
- Visitation Friday, March 20, 2020
- Funeral Service Friday, March 20, 2020
- Committal Service Friday, March 20, 2020
Charles Everett Blair Sr.
Sammye Henderson Rodden
March 17, 2020
Charles graduated high school with the CHS Class of'57 in Muskogee OK. I am a member of that class as well. My latest memories of Charlie was at our 60th Class Reunion in 2017, He was the same friendly and comical Charlie as all those years ago
So sorry for your loss. Sammye Henderson Rodden CHS '57
March 17, 2020
Charlie was a cherished member of our Bravo Watch Section at Navy Radio Station (Navy 85) Wahiawa, Oahu Hawaii T. H. in the late 1950s. We were/are a very close group, and although our ranks are dwindling, we still have get-togethers, regularly talk and visit with each other. Our May 1998 reunion in Rome, Georgia was a special time for us. Charlie drove down from Nashville and awaited us at Chilis Restaurant as we were shuttling arrivals from Atlanta Airport to our site in Silver Creek. He greeted us with a great big smile; 38 years of time disappeared with the ensuing hugs. Later we grinned as he told stories of police work all the while leaning against a doorway or wall - just like he always did at Navy 85. He never forgot that 1/8th Cherokee was a proud heritage or the goal of returning home to play for OU. Charlie Brown, as we sometimes called him, was one of the few who attended church on the Island; yet, he never criticized us for backsliding. The family picture of him in Navy dress blues is unforgettable; Forrest Gump said, "Handsome is as Handsome
does." That was our buddy Charlie Blair. Although the shadows are lengthening for the remaining watch, they can still hear the clacking of the code room rotors and the dinging of the emergency teletype bells; soon we all will muster again and Charlie will say, "All present and accounted for, Sir!"
March 15, 2020
Charlie was a special friend and I enjoyed talking to him about Tennessee. I will miss him dearly.
Prayers for his family.