Memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church in Horseshoe Bend Tuesday December 24 at 2:00pm
Born September 22, 1933, in Andalusia AL. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Harmon and Gladys (nee Silcox) Blair. Two brothers, John Harmon Jr. and Demond Blair.
He is survived by his wife Nellie Kate Blair, and six children, Becky & Jim) Larsen, of Waconia MN, Dianne (& Mike) Tillman, of Loran OH, Karen Baldwin of Vermilion OH, Randall Wilbanks of Salem AR, Glenn (& Tammy) Wilbanks of Salem AR, Dan Wilbanks of Perth Australia, Also surviving, Sixteen Grandchildren and Twenty-eight Great-Grandchildren. and one Great Great Grand daughter
He owned and directed the success of Industrial Video Corporation, in Cleveland Ohio
He was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church in Vermilion OH.
He loved to fly his private airplane, having over 30 years with an active license; He enjoyed traveling, and was an avid reader.
The body is to be cremated.
Jim Blair relocated from Alabama to Vermilion Ohio in 1952. He served two years in the Army and used his military education funds to get an Electrician Degree, While he was working at Fruehauf Trailer, and later Ford Motor CO. After getting his Electrician License, he opened Erie Electronic Appliance repair in Vermilion, OH. From Erie Electronics, which was an appliance dealership, he branched over to the Industrial side of Electronics and opened Industrial Vidio, Inc in 1969. He and his wife owned Indutrial Video Corporation until December 31, 2010. He was a true entrepreneur and contantly educated himself. He will be missed by many.
Under the direction of Wortham Funeral Home of Highland, AR.