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Lester "Jay" Blair

January 14, 1976 ~ May 29, 2022 (age 46)

Obituary

Lester “Jay” Blair, 46, of North Vernon, passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2022, at 12:35 p.m. at St. Vincent Jennings Hospital in North Vernon.

 

Born January 14, 1976, in Columbus, he was the son of the late Travis Jay Blair and Kathy (Warf) Hough. He was raised by Pauline and Norman Marsh. He married Samantha (Bridgewater) Blair on September 23, 2002, in Jennings County.

 

Jay worked as an electrician and did scrap work. He was a previous member of the First Church of the Nazarene and Bethel Baptist Church, both in North Vernon. He enjoyed going to church, listening to music, driving, watching television, fishing, going on vacation, going to Muscatatuck Park, and attending cookouts. Jay especially loved spending time with his family and loved to sing to his grandson. He was a people person and would help anyone.

 

Surviving along with his wife is his son, Kamrin Blair of North Vernon; daughters, Rebekah (Eric) Blair and Evelyn Blair (Austin Fletcher), both of North Vernon; brothers, James D. (Melissa) Blair of Seymour, Travis W. (Rae) Blair of North Vernon, and Paul Blair of Kentucky; sisters, Rebecca Machlan of Greenwood, Jamie (Wayne) Evans of Columbus, and Lucy Fisher of Kentucky; grandchildren, Noah Blair of North Vernon and Colton Fischer of Columbus; mother and father in-law, Mary and Eric Bridgewater; and grandmother in-law, Eva Bridgewater.

 

He was preceded in death by his son, Kyle Blair; mothers, Kathy Hough and Pauline Marsh; father, Travis Jay Blair; stepfather, Norman Marsh; grandparents, Nadomae and Lester Blair and James Warf; uncles, Kermit and Coy Blair; aunt, Janet Blair; and grandfather in-law, Ira Bridgewater.

 

A funeral service for Jay will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services with Rev. Dale Boyd officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday. Burial will follow in the Vernon Cemetery in Vernon.

 

Memorial donations may be made in honor of Jay through the funeral home to help with expenses.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
June 4, 2022

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
420 South State Street
North Vernon, IN 47265

Funeral Service
Saturday
June 4, 2022

1:00 PM
Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
420 South State Street
North Vernon, IN 47265

Interment following service
Saturday
June 4, 2022

Vernon Cemetery
Pike Street
Vernon, Indiana 47282

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