Larry Lee Blair Sr. died Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, at Webb City (Mo.) Health and Rehab after an illness. He was 63.

Mr. Blair was born Jan. 23, 1944 in Cardin to Virgil and Mattie Ruth (Goodman) Blair. He served in the Army. He worked as a mechanic and welder.

He was preceded in death by his father and one sister, Reba Frost.

Survivors include one son, Larry Blair Jr., and his wife Lori of Joplin, Mo., one daughter, Mary Loman and her husband Raymond James of Joplin; one step-daughter, Teresa Christner and her husband Mark of Colcord; his mother; one brother, Jackie Blair of Neodesha, Kan., one sister, Joyce Abbott of Pryor; two grandsons and four granddaughters.

The family will receive friends today from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Thomas Funeral Home of Welch.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Welch Cemetery with Minister Brad Canham officiating.