Oscar Blair, Jr.January 2, 1936 ~ December 19, 2017 (age 81)
Oscar Blair, Jr., 81, of Covert, passed away Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at his home under Hospice care. He was born January 2, 1936 to Oscar, Sr. and Elizabeth (Evans) Blair in Chicago, Illinois. Oscar married Alice McKee on November 19, 1960 in Covert, Michigan and shared 55 years of marriage until her passing in 2015. Oscar owned and operated Blair’s Towing Service in Covert and worked at Bohn Aluminum for many years. He was a member of the Covert Community Church.
He is preceded in death along with his parents by his wife – Alice Blair, siblings – Harry, Kenneth, Roger, and Rose Marie Blair, and grandchild – JaWann Young.
Oscar is survived by children – Sharon (Andre) Williams of Covert, Steven Blair of South Haven, and Michael Blair of Kalamazoo, siblings – Ida (William) Sledge of South Haven, Benita Lattimore of Chicago, Illinois, and Carrol T. Blair of Portage, Michigan, sister-in-laws – Vernell Blair and Cynthia Blair, and aunt – Jessie Davie. Sixteen grandchildren – Danika, Daniel, and Deonte Young, Cordell Blair, Andria Edwards, Xavier Blair, Veronica Blair, Ashley Blair, Jonathon Brown, Stacey White, Kaiden Thomas, and Brian Winters, Lola Long, Tiara Blair, and Cadence Blair and eight great grandchildren – Kayin Young, Micah Brooks, Braden Young, Kahlilh Band, Carson Blair, Bentley Blair, Ryan Long, and Riley Long.
Wake will be held from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at the Lily of the Valley Church in Covert. Funeral services will follow wake at 12:00 PM at the church with Pastor Darryl Williams officiating. Oscar will be laid to rest at Covert Cemetery.