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Theodore L. Blair

March 17, 1933 - November 3, 2019

U.S. Veteran

  • Visitation: Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at the Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home
  • Service: Friday at 11:00am from the Dietrich-Motheshead Funeral Home Chapel officiated by Gene Smith.
  • Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery, De Soto, MO

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Theodore L “Ted” Blair was born in Quaker on March 17, 1933 a son to Homer and Helen (nee Martin) Blair.  He died at Hillcrest Care Center on November 3, 2019 at the age of 86.  He is survived two children: Vicky (Mike) Christopher, De Soto and Jamie (Lisa) Blair, Dale, IN; six grandchildren: Travis (Angela) Blair, Jason (Angie) Blair, Courtney Blair,  Devon (Brent) Mendel, Cody (Dawn) Christopher, and Drew (Julianne) Christopher;eight great grandchildren: Renzor Blair, Keno Blair, Carson Blair, Olivia Blair, Lindsey Mendel, Abigail Mendel, Robyn Mendel, and Sophie Blair; one brother: Roger Blair, Potosi; two sisters-in-law: Lois Cordia Pannebecker, De Soto and Norma jean Bliss, St. Clair; a brother-in-law Junior Knight, De Soto; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife Verna Lee (nee Bliss) Blair; a daughter: Renee Blair; a bother Kenneth Blair; a daughter-in-law: Pam Blair; sisters-in-law: Alice Blair, Wanda Blair, Maxine Wideman, Jeanne Bliss Knight and Geneva Bliss; and brothers-in-law: Steven “Pete” Wideman, Wayne Bliss, Sr., Clifton Bliss, Sr., Tosca Bliss, Paul Cordia, Sr. and Bill Pannebecker.  Ted served in the United States Army and later became a supervisor for the Brown Shoe Company.  He was a member of First Baptist Church-De Soto, where he served for many years a usher.  He enjoyed playing golf, fishing, camping, and traveling.  As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 2000 Grace Way, De Soto, MO  63020