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 Wayne LeRoy Blair

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Wayne LeRoy Blair

  • Birth 28 Nov 1934 Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas, USA
  • Death 24 Dec 2008 Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas, USA
  • Burial Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas, USA
  • Plot E - 357 - 3
  • Memorial ID 32528025

Memorial services for Wayne LeRoy Blair, 74, Emporia, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the American Legion Post Home in Emporia. Burial with military honors will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Emporia.

Mr. Blair died Monday, Dec. 29, 2008, at his home. He was born Nov. 28, 1934, in Emporia, the son of Clarence L. Hazel P. Fetrich Blair.

He was a longtime general contractor and owned and operated Blair Builders before he retired. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving in the Navy aboard the U.S.S. Ticonderoga. He was a member of the American Legion Ball-McColm Post No. 5 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Lowry-Funston Post No. 1980. Mr. Blair married Mary Alice McMurphey on April 21, 1956, in Kansas City, Mo. She preceded him in death.

Survivors include a son, Steven W., Olathe; a daughter, Debra M. Kaniper, Eudora; and a longtime companion, Jean Pattison, Emporia.

Memorials to Ball-McColm Post #5 or Emporia Friends of the Zoo in c/o Roberts-Blue-Barnett.

*Changed date of death to reflect gravestone date and not obit.


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  • Created by: Hether Pearson Pillman Belusky
  • Added: 31 Dec 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32528025
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wayne LeRoy Blair (28 Nov 1934–24 Dec 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32528025, citing Maplewood Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Hether Pearson Pillman Belusky (contributor 47055925) .