He was born in Akron, Ohio July 20, 1927. Attended grade and high school in Akron, and, in 1945-1947 served in the U.S. Army. He then attended the University of Kentucky and graduated from the College of Law in 1951. He practiced law in Birmingham, Alabama from 1951through 1960. He then attended the Columbia University business school and in 1962, resumed the practice of law in New York City. He retired in 1987 and moved to Adair County, where he resided until his death.
He was the son of the late Paul C. Blair, a native of Adair County and the late Billie Catron Blair, a native of Clinton County, Kentucky
He was preceded in death by a brother, G. William Blair of Birmingham, Alabama
He is survived by his niece, Dianne Blair and her husband Skip Vogelsang of Pensacola, Florida and her two sons, Joseph Vogelsang and William Vogelsang.
His nephew J. William Blair and wife Susan of Birmingham, Alabama and his three daughters, Catherine, Lauren and Virginia
Four cousins survive Joyce Flatt of Somerset, KY. Edward Blair of Bowling Green, KY.
Charles Blair and Diana Elmore of Glasgow, KY.
A memorial service will take place at a later date.
Cremation was chosen
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in charge of arrangements