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Kristofer Shade Blair, 42, dies



Kristofer Shade Blair, 42, died Saturday, July 18, at his home in Nashville, Tenn.

Mr. Blair was a coal miner for more than 20 years and was currently working for Hamilton Enterprises in Nashville as a project manager.

He was a diehard Kentucky Wildcats fan. He enjoyed golf and was a former member of Lonesome Pine Country Club.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Shade Adams.

Surviving are his wife, Missy Blair; his children, Hannah Blair of Norton, Va. and her daughter Parker Bristol (Pop Pop’s girl), Emily Blair of Whitesburg, Meygan Thacker and Houston Thacker, both of Big Stone Gap, Va., and Alexis Tyree of Kentucky; his parents, Wade and Nancy Blair of Whitesburg, and Wayne and Jill Mahan of Norton, Va.; his brothers and sisters, Afton Collins and husband Keith, Kaleb Blair and wife Taneisha, all of Whitesburg, Donald Pease and wife Joanna of Wise, Va., Kathy Mahan of Norton, Va. and Adam Mahan of Pikeville; his uncle and best friend, Manis Blair of Kentucky; his grandmother, Marjorie (Gann) Adams of Whitesburg; his grandparents, Dennis and Vada Blair of Jeremiah; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jerry and Margaret Hamilton of Big Stone Gap, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside committal services were conducted July 25 at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens.

Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home of Norton is serving the Blair family.

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