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Jesse A. Blair

November 2, 1937 - June 26, 2007

Jesse A. Blair

SPRINGFIELD – Jesse A. Blair, 69, of Springfield, died Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at St. John’s Hospital.

He was born November 2, 1937 in Springfield, IL, the son of Merle Blair and Bernice Black. He married Joan A. Montgomery on January 28, 1956. His parents and one brother, Gene Blair, preceded him in death.

Mr. Blair worked 25 years on disposal routes as a driver, 12 years at Springfield School District #186, and also held other numerous jobs. He was a member of 1st Assembly of God Church, IMRF, and Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund.

Survivors: wife, Joan E. Blair of Springfield; one daughter, Tracey K. Blair of Springfield; two sons, Jesse J. (wife, Tammy) Blair and Randy R. (wife, Cindy Blair, both of Springfield; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Barbara Blair and Bonnie (husband, Wally) Bambrough, both of Springfield; one brother, Alan (wife, Mary Ann) Blair of Sherman; one aunt, Belvie Hines of Springfield; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 30, 2007 at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Reverend Clifton Presley officiating. Burial: Oak Ridge Cemetery. Staab Funeral Home of Service.

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