Robert Shoemaker Blair, Sr.

November 25, 1953January 16, 2023
Obituary of Robert Shoemaker Blair, Sr.
Robert Shoemaker Blair Sr. 69 of Wilmington, NC passed away on January 16, 2023 at his home. He was born in Corpus Christi, TX on November 25, 1953 to John Purdy Blair Sr. and Roberta Shoemaker Blair. To most people he was known as Wilmington’s Santa. To others he was Bob the chief umpire from Winter Park Optimist, to others he was Mr. Blair the Hoggard High School History teacher and voice of Hoggard athletics, but to his family he was a father, grandpa, brother, uncle, and friend. He was preceded in death by his father John Purdy Blair Sr. and his mother Roberta Shoemaker Blair. His is survived by his son Robert Shoemaker Blair Jr. and his wife Maria of Boston, MA. His son Matthew Scott Blair and his wife Erin of Tampa, FL and their 5 children, his 5 grandchildren, Kaylee, Abi, Zoe, Elliana, and Judah. His brother John Purdy Blair Jr. and his wife Jane of Beaufort, SC. His brother William Fredrick Blair of Wilmington, NC. His sister Mary Blair King and her husband David of Elizabethton, TN. He also has numerous nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held on Wednesday January 25 at 1pm at Coble Funeral and Cremation at Greenlawn Memorial Park. 1155 Shipyard Blvd. Wilmington, NC 28412. A short Celebration of Life service will follow the visitation at 2pm in the chapel. In lieu of flowers the family ask a donation be made to the Winter Park Optimist Youth Baseball and Softball leagues. Condolences may be sent to the family

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Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Gathering of Family and Friends

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Celebration of Life Service