William (Bill) Connie Blair Sr. Age 90, of Hamilton, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 2, 2018 in his home with family attending. He was born February 4, 1928 in Laurel County Kentucky to Enoch and Willa (House) Blair. As part of the great "Kentucky to Ohio" migration Bill found life, love, and employment in Hamilton. He served our country honorably during The Great War as a Sergeant in the Army Air Corps. He often shared his fond memories of time in the Aleutian Islands holding the line against the impending Japanese Invasion that never came. After the war Bill found work primarily in the construction industry. He was a Union Laborer and took great pride in his work, pointing out to his children the many buildings still standing in the city that he helped to build. He had many friends and those close to him called him "Red". Bill is survived by his wife of 12 years, Edith (Murphy) Blair, children; Carol Bryan(Salvatore) Scarfi of Georgetown, Deleware, Steven (Kathy) Winkler of Plano, Texas, William (Valle) Blair of Jamestown, New York, Rebecca Blair of Hamilton, Peggy Blair, his caregiver of Hamilton, grandchildren; Suzanne (John) Keller, Brian (Holly) Powers, Constance Blair, Elizabeth (Hernon) Winkler, Virginia (Angel) Lopez, Sarah Knapp, Julie (Jonathan) Griffin, great grandchildren; Caroline Keller, Alison Keller, Owen Powers, Elise Powers, Dustin Nesbitt, Mason Collar, Maverick Allen, Micah Griffin, nephews; Jeffery (Terri) Blair, Kelly (Sandy) Blair of Hamilton, one brother; Gary Blair of Owensboro, Kentucky, and an honorary grandchild, Alexis Brandon. He is preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Nancy Smallridge, his wife of more than 50 years, Virginia (Hazelwood) Blair, brothers; Hubert, Toby, and Colin, granddaughter; Nichole Bailey, great grandson; Tyler Nesbitt. Services will take place at Ivey Funeral Home, 2565 Princeton Road, Hamilton, Ohio. Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 10:00 to Noon with a Celebration of life Service following.
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