James Theodore Haire

January 21, 1919June 9, 2013

There are people in our lives that we have the great privilege to know and will always remember. Individuals who stand out from the crowd because of their strong moral character and their unselfish devotion and service to others. James Theodore Haire was one of those. He was a man that made the lives of those who knew him much fuller. He was truly a modest man and loving husband and father.

He was born January 21, 1919 in Danville, Arkansas. His parents, Hayward and Laura Haire had seven children. James was preceded in death by his three brothers Arvle, Charles and Vernon, sisters Ola, Syble and Lano. He attended grade school and high school in Danville Arkansas. After graduating from college in 1942 with honors and after serving in World War 2, he started his teaching career in Visalia, California. There he met and married the love of his life Norma Lee Weldon. They have two children, Brenda Anders and Gary Weldon. He also has four grandchildren, Ben and Dan Weldon, Sandra Henriksen and Jerry Anders, who passed away in 2003. There are nine great grand children and four great great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews who have meant so very much to him. He was a teacher for many years at Mt. Whitney High School and loved teaching children mathematics, especially algebra and accounting. Later in his career he was asked to join the staff of teachers at the College of the Sequoias where he specialized in teaching mathematics and business courses. He was a true and faithful follower of Jesus Christians served as an Elder in the Lord’s Church for more than 50 years. His strong faith in Christ was demonstrated daily by his efforts to serve the Lord’s Church and his fellow man. He touched many people’s lives, shared many smiles and enriched the community. Both he and his labors will truly be missed and we look forward to being reunited with him in that heavenly land that Christ has prepared for the faithful. He knows how much his family and friends love and miss him.

Memorial services will be held on June 17, 2013 at the West Visalia Church of Christ on the corner of Linwood and Caldwell. Burial will follow at Visalia District Cemetery.

Tributes and condolences may be made at

Arrangements entrusted to Miller Memorial Chapel 1120 W. Goshen Avenue, Visalia, CA 93291 (559) 732-8371.


  • Visitation Sunday, June 16, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, June 17, 2013

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Suzan Clayton Dubrock

June 17, 2013

He was a good man and will be missed

S Penning

June 16, 2013

Ted was one of my high school teachers and a friends of my family's for many years. He'll be well remembered for all his good works.

Arvilla Jessup/Boswell

June 14, 2013

I was in Mr Haire's Business Math class back in the 50's at Redwood. I struggled with the class, Mr Haire was so kind and worked with me after class, and I am sure many times he thought "how can this girl be so stupid". But he didn't give up and slowly I begin to get a result of his influence I had a 20 year business as an Insurance Agent where I worked with numbers every day. I loved my job and always thought "Thank you Mr. Haire". He had a great impact on my life and taught me that I could do things I probably would never have done. I met him at a grocery store a couple of years ago and was able to tell him what I was doing and it was because of him. He laughed and said "I knew you had it, I just had to figure out how to get it out!" What a great teacher and man. I will always be greatful for the direction he gave me. Thank you, Mr. Haire.

gilbert & Maggie sepeda

June 14, 2013

Ted you will always be in our hearts, you & Norma welcome our family 25 years ago. You were the best christian example.

Benette Gee

June 14, 2013

Mr. Haire was my teacher my freshman year in high school when I was a frightened, shy girl from a little country school. He was so kind and took me under his wing as I am sure he did many, many others. I wish I had been able to tell him how much his kindness meant to me. Blessings to his family.
Benette Denham Gee

Cheryl Simoes

June 13, 2013

Mr. Haire was one of my favorite teachers from Mt. Whitney,he made such an impression and impact on my life. I remember one of his facorite sayings "If you are a talkin you aint a listenin." Mr. Haire your seat is at the
right Hand of the Table.

Manuel Dominguez

June 13, 2013

Mr. Haire was a great teacher who inspired his students to do their best in math and in life.


June 13, 2013