William R. Blair, 69, of Pemberton, passed away Sunday, October 10, 2021 in his daughter Abigail’s residence in St. Paris. Born on April 24, 1952 in Urbana, OH, Bill was a son of the late Orville and Erie (Collinsworth) Blair.
He married Cynthia Sue James on January 6, 1979, and she survives.
Bill is also survived by four children: Michelle Rae Malott, William Charles Blair, Stephen Ray Blair, and Abigail Lyn (Matthew) Castelucci. Eleven grandchildren also survive: Brian, David and Samantha Hartman, Savanah and Daniel Blair, Morgan and Tristan Thomas, Payton and Emma Blair, Luka and Mateo Castelucci and many great grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters Shirley Salyer and Sandy (Donnie) Akers and Warren (Debi) Blair.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Edgel, Donald, and Delmar Blair, and sisters Linda Blair, Judy Markin, and Rose Corwin.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, October 15, in the Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield Street, Saint Paris, Ohio 43072. Pastor Dick Keeran will officiate. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, DeGraff. There will be two hours of visitation prior to the funeral service on Friday beginning at noon in the funeral home.
Condolences to the family may be made at www.shivelyfuneralhomes.com.