William Patrick Blair

William Patrick Blair

Suffolk , VA
08.13.1936 - 11.21.2019
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William Patrick Blair, 83, passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2019. The seventh of thirteen children, he was the son of the late Thomas F. Blair, Jr. and Ossie Blair.

He is predeceased by his parents and siblings;  Juanita McLaughlin Stine, Thomas F. Blair III, Mary Blair, Cornelius Blair, George Blair and James Blair.

William served his country in the US Army during the Cold War. Upon returning home, he began a lifelong career in highway construction. William, with several brothers, began the Blair Brothers, Inc. He ran the company until turning it over to his sons Thomas and Richard.

William’s company and veterans were his passions. For over 20 years, William provided a monthly breakfast for WWII POW’s of the Pacific Theater and other younger veterans at Bunny’s Restaurant in Suffolk.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sarah,  sons, Thomas Blair (Karen) and Richard Blair (Elizabeth); grandchildren, Virginia, Will, Parker, Peyton and Madison Blair; siblings, Virginia Cox, Catherine Cartledge (Bill), Pearl Harrell, Robert Blair, David Blair (Patti) and Joe Blair and special family friend, Nora Johnson.

A graveside service will be held Sunday, November 24, 2019, at 2 PM at Holly Lawn Cemetery. A celebration of William’s life will follow at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations  to the Ossie S. and Thomas F. Blair Scholarship Fund in care of Suffolk Foundation, 110 Finney Ave., Suite 100, Suffolk, VA 23434 or to the Horton Wreath Society to honor veterans at P.O. Box 6246, Virginia Beach, VA 23456-0246. Condolences may be made at RWBakerFH.com

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Holly Lawn Cemetery
1525 N Main St.
Suffolk , VA 23434
United States

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Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
110 Finney Ave.
Suffolk , VA 23434
United States


With deepest sympathy in the loss of your husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend.
He was a great person! Rest In Peace Mr. Blair🙏
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers🙏🙏

Lisa Milliken McCartney

I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for your family. Me Blair was such a wonderful person! May he Rest In Peace! May God comfort you all!

Paula Johnson

My deepest sympathies are with you all. William was always one who cared about others and loved his country. I consider it a great honor to haves worked along side him and the Blair family. Praying that God will provide the healing that only he can.

With love,
Gary Tysor

Gary W Tysor

My deepest sympathy to you and and all your family, Robert. May the love of God enfold you as you go through this difficult time, and may His peace and wisdom guide and keep your hearts and minds in the days ahead.
With love and prayers, judy

Judy Weston

Dear Sarah, Thomas, Richard and Family,
On behalf of the City Treasurer's Office, I want to extend to you our sincerest sympathy on the loss of William. Our community has lost a great man. He was always doing something for somebody and he never wanted to be recognized for what he did. William touched the lives of so many people and he will be missed by so many people. He was a great friend to our office and always a pleasure to be with. We will miss him greatly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. If we can be of assistance to you in any way, please do not hesitate to let us know.
Ronald H. Williams, City Treasurer and Office Staff

Ronald H. Williams

Our deepest sympathy to you and and all your family William was a true friend and gentleman,we had many good times in business and pleasure . He will be missed by so many .Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Donald & Dorothy Roberts

Condolences to the family and friends . Its been a great honor to work with the blair bros going on 30+ years . My Dad and Mr. Blair were very close friends during this time. Very well respected people whom help start our business years ago. Very good man ..
Thoughts and prayers be with the family during this tough time. (Bobby Jr.)

RC Paving & Son LLC,

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