March 17, 2017
Date of Service: March 21, 2017
Interment Location: Garden of Freedom
Edwin Blaine Fair, 85, Telford, passed away unexpectedly Friday, March 17, 2017 at his residence. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Coy & Ethel Perry Fair. Ed also known as Bo Bo was a 1950 graduate of Elizabethton High School where he played on the baseball team. He was a graduate of Utah State University, Logan, Utah with a degree in Fish & Wildlife Management. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. Ed was employed as a Fishery Biologist with the United States Fish & Wildlife Service, Department of The Interior. He was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church, Elizabethton and Dashiell Masonic Lodge # 238, Elizabethton. In earlier years he was a Cub Scout Leader and Coached Little League. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters: Jeweldean Estep and Betty Spears and a brother: Harold Fair.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years: Edna LaFollette Fair. Three Children: Sandie Ellis & husband Ernie, Columbia, South Carolina, Melinda Welch & husband William, Raleigh, North Carolina and Jennifer Fair, Acworth, Georgia. A Grandson: Joseph Ellis. His Sisters; Dorothy Dykes & husband Gerald, Goose Creek, South Carolina, Shirley Hale and Ann Ingram & husband Billy all of Elizabethton. Several nieces & nephews.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Nathan Jennings & Rev. Jack Lloyd officiating. The Eulogy will be given by his daughter, Jenny. Interment will follow in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active Pallbearers will be selected from family & friends. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Cat Island Crew. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to the Members of the Washington County Sheriff’s Department and members of the Washington County-Johnson City EMS. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday prior to the service. Condolences may be sent to the family at our web-site www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel, 212 N. Main Street, Elizabethton is serving the Fair family 423 543 3839