Harold Loyd Blair

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Harold Loyd Blair, 69, of Seligman, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013, in the Veterans Hospital, Fayetteville, Ark.

He was born in Mar- shall, Ark., on July 2, 1944, the son of Polly (Booher) and Frank Blair. On July 19, 1970, in Scotland, Ark., he married Geneva Marie Harris, who survives.

Additional survivors include: his son, Harold Wayne Blair and his wife, Jennifer Marie, of Wash- burn; a daughter, Tammie Jane Escoe and her husband, Alan Kent, of Springdale, Ark.; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Melba Furnas and Edna Davis, and two brothers, Charles Blair and Dean Blair.

He grew up and received his education in Arkansas. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Following his discharge, he entered Springdale Vo-Tech College, where he studied to be a mechanic. In 1976, he and Geneva moved their family from Green Forest, Ark., to Seligman. He was of the Pentecostal faith and was saved and baptized at the Highview Church in Lampe.

Burial, with a Patriot Guard Escort and military honors, was held Tuesday, at King Cemetery, Seligman, under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.

A Celebration of Life was held from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday in OK Assembly of God Church, Washburn.