Tom Blair Jr.

October 23, 1941January 13, 2013
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Tom Blair, Jr. passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at the age of 71. He was the beloved husband of Wanda Ruttley Blair. He was the father of Dorothy Kelly, Patricia Blair Gleason (Jerry Bishop), and Tommy Joe Blair. He was the grandfather of Herman Eisner Jr., Jennifer Gleason Lewis, Brittney Eisner McCardle, and Charles Andrews, as well as 9 great grandchildren. He was the son of the late Tom Blair Sr. and Delia Mae Blair, as well as brother of the late Joe Blair. He was the brother-in-law of Patsy Ruttley Creppel (Albert), Ginny I. Ruttley and the late Leon Mitchel Ruttley. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. He was a native of Columbia, MS and longtime resident of the West Bank. He was a retired Marine Master Sergeant having served 22 years in the Corps. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 18, 2013 at 1:00 PM in the Chapel of Westside Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 5101 Westbank Expressway, Marrero. Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM. Burial will be in Ruttley Cemetery in Barataria. Express condolences at Information 504-341-9421.


  • Visitation Friday, January 18, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 18, 2013

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February 11, 2014

Time passes so fast ... how can Tom not be here doting on Wanda and grinning about his most wonderful son?

We think about y`all so often and talk too much less.

The words don`t change... while a little piece of our hearts went with Tom, the many happy memories will last a lifetime.

Love you much, Mark, Janna, and Grant

Patrina Wright/Warrick

January 24, 2013

To Wanda, so sorry to here about your lost. My prayers are with you and your family. May God continue to Bless you and give you the strenght that you need. Love Patrina Wright Warrick & Family

Rose Hicks

January 20, 2013

thoughts and prayers for your loss.Will be keeping your family in prayers for the months ahead.Please let us know if you need anything.Jr was a good man and will be missed.

Rose Hicks

January 20, 2013

Jr you will be missed by all that knew you.My thoughts and prayers for all your loved ones.You have always been more like a brother than a cousin.may we meet again someday.

Rob Mills

January 20, 2013

Tom once told me a story of when he decised to go in the marines.He told his father his father asked if he was sure thats what he wanted to do,Tom said yes.His father said go in the kithen and bring me a plate Tom did what his father told him,his father broke the plate and said that was your plate the marines is home now.Well God can fix broken plates and hearts and you can go home again to Christ.Rest in peace my friend I will miss you very much. Rob Mills P.S And I will miss your stories.

Mark, Janna, and Grant Gillespie

January 18, 2013

Words cannot begin to express the sorrow we feel with Tom's passing.

Such a happy, giving, doting, and loving father, husband, in-law (!), and friend so seldom comes along.

While a little piece of our hearts goes with Tom, the many happy memories will last a lifetime.

Take much care ...

Bryan Lambert

January 18, 2013

Wanda, Tommy and Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of need...Tom was a great man and devoted husband and father and he will be missed. Please accept my prayers and condolences during this time and I will talk to you soon. Bryan

Jackie Snowden

January 18, 2013

May God comfort this family in this mournful hour, and with joy remember the wonderful life he shared with each of you. Amen

Melissa Chauvin

January 17, 2013

Sending light and love to you Wanda. <3

Barbara Kellar

January 17, 2013

Wanda (Hubert) and Tommy Joe, Please know that I am praying for you and asking for comfort and strength for you especially during this time. Tom was a wonderful man, husband, father and a friend to so many. I love you and will see you Friday.