OBITUARY

Samuel Ollie Blair, Jr.

October 13, 1944April 12, 2019
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Funeral services for Samuel Ollie Blair, Jr., 74, of Apple Springs, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 15, 2019 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel in Lufkin. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Apple Springs. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday evening at Gipson Funeral Home.

Mr. Blair was born October 13, 1944 in Houston, Texas to the late Sam and Wanda Blair, Sr. He passed away on April 12, 2019 in Lufkin, Texas. He was preceded in death by his son, Tommy Glenn Blair. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force and then served in law enforcement for 32 years. He was an avid motorcyclist, and enjoyed touring the United States. One of his favorite stops was the beautiful Smokey Mountains. Sam was a licensed evangelist and enjoyed sharing God’s message from the scriptures.

Mr. Blair is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patricia Blair of Apple Springs, formerly Lufkin; son and daughter-in-law, Rod and Jeri Blair of Groveton; son, Patrick Blair and fiancé Marissa Hecker of Apple Springs; followed by his grandchildren, Aaron and Autumn, Seth, Hannah, Chasity, and Chase Blair; and two great-granddaughters, Justice and Addy Blair; sister, Glenda Meador of Apple Springs; along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends also survived Sam.

Mr. Blair will be escorted to his final resting place by pallbearers: Joe Mack Tanner, Blair Quinney, Warren Dale Oakley, Brett Gray, Dan “Buzzy” Rice, and Jimmy Blair.

Honorary pallbearers are Jim Saxton and all Blair grandchildren.

Family requests in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice in the Pines, 1504 W. Frank Avenue, Lufkin, TX 75904.

Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home. Condolences may be offered at www.gipsonfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Patricia Blair, Wife of 56 years
  • Rod and Jeri Blair, Son and Daughter-in-Law
  • Patrick Blair and fiance Marissa Hecker, Son
  • Aaron and Autumn, Grandchildren
  • Seth, Hannah, Chasity, and Chase Blair, Grandchildren
  • Justice and Addy Blair, Great-Granddaughters
  • Glenda Meador, Sister
  • Sam was also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

    He was preceded in death by his son, Tommy Glenn Blair; and his parents, Sam and Wanda Blair, Sr.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Joe Mack Tanner, Active
  • Blair Quinney, Active
  • Warren Dale Oakley, Active
  • Brett Gray, Active
  • Dan "Buzzy" Rice, Active
  • Jimmy Blair, Active
  • Jim Saxton, Honorary
  • All Blair Grandchildren, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, April 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 15, 2019
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Samuel Ollie Blair, Jr.

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Manuela Chessher

April 14, 2019

I knew Sam and Patricia many, many years ago. Such a sweet and loving family. My heart is breaking for all of you and you will be held close in my prayers.

Teresa Garber

April 13, 2019

I was a waitress and I love waiting on Sam and Patricia. He always had a funny story to tell always had a smile on his face a wonderful loving warm man my heart goes out to Patricia I lost my husband in December in my heart and my prayers go with her everyday everyday

Jody Clanton Piggott

April 13, 2019

I have wonderful memories of Sammy. We were always in the same class in elementary school. I thought the world of him. Praying for Pat and his family.

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