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Services are set for William H. Blair

William H. “Bill” Blair, 93, of Wilmore, died June 1 at Thomson Hood Veterans Center.

Born at Colson, he was graduated from Whitesburg High School in 1934. He was married to the late Doll Craft Blair and after her death married Hazel Quillen Blair, who survives him.

Bill and Doll Craft owned and operated a restaurant in Whitesburg until he entered the U.S. Army. He returned home to Letcher County and was in coal mining, preparation and sales for 30 years. The couple moved to Lexington in 1973.

Craft was a World War II veteran, a member of Whitesburg United Methodist Church, a lifelong member of Whitesburg Lions Club, and a member of the Lexington Country Club for more than 30 years.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, William H. Blair Jr. and wife Kathleen, Robert Blair and wife Karen, and Paul Blair and wife Mary; a daughter, Deborah Blair Whorley and husband Robert; 10 grandchildren, Kristy Galic and husband Ivan, Candace Blair, Bobby Blair, Tracy Haus and husband Greg, Laura Blair and husband Jason Thompson, Bill Blair and wife Amanda, Katie Blair, Jenny Blair, Drew Whorley, and Peyton Whorley; four great grandchildren, Cameron and Malaina Galic, Carter Haus, and Angus Blair; a sister, Gertrude Pasley; and a brother, Hager Blair.

Funeral services will be held June 5 in Lexington. Burial will be in the Lexington Cemetery.

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