January 21, 2016
Date of Service: January 30, 2016
Interment Location: Sermon on the Mount
Mr. L. D. Fair, 84, of Elizabethton, went to meet his Lord and Savior, following a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease, on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at Ivy Hall Nursing Home. He was the son of the late Dave and Annie Hampton Fair and was born in Carter County. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Danny Fair and David Fair; four sisters, Margaret Greene, Helen James, Eulie Carden, Edith Pierce; and four brothers, Jarvis Fair, Clarence Fair, Luther Fair and Hubert Fair.
Mr. Fair was a member of the Elizabethton Church of Christ for sixty-three years and he served in the capacity of Elder for forty-four of those years. He retired from the Elizabethton Electric System with forty-four years of service.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of sixty-four years, Peggy Merryman Fair of the home; two sons, Dale Fair and his wife, Cindy, Elizabethton; Darrell Fair and his wife, Maria, FL; two brothers, Milt Fair, Elizabethton; Winfred Fair, Hampton, VA; eleven grandchildren, Becky Fair, Amber Fair, both of Greensboro, NC; Cody Fair, Elizabethton, Julie Harris and her husband, Jason, Elizabethton; Justin Fair, Washington DC; Josh Fair and his wife, Lara, Elizabethton; Nick Fair, Hannah Fair, both of Johnson City; Bethany Fair, Boston, MA; Brandon Fair, Columbus, OH; Breanna Fair, FL; four great-grandchildren, Kate Harris, Ava Harris, Cooper Fair, and Hudson Fair, all of Elizabethton; two daughters-in-law, Kathy Fair, Elizabethton; and Maggie Fair, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The service to honor the life of Mr. Fair will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at the Elizabethton Church of Christ, 137 East C Street, with Mr. Roby Ellis, minister and Mr. Dennis Pierce, associate minister, officiating. There will be congregational singing. The family will receive friends in the church from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM on Saturday prior to the service and at the home at other times.
Interment will follow the funeral service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from grandsons and nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be the Elders of Elizabethton Church of Christ and his fellow employees at Elizabethton Electric System.
Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Elizabethton Church of Christ, 137 East C Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643, High Rock Bible Camp, P.O. Box 1454, Elizabethton, TN 37644 or by visiting their website, highrockbiblecamp.org, or to the Alzheimer’s Association, Northeast, 207 North Boone Street, Johnson City, TN, 37601.
The family would like to express a special thank you to his caregivers, Doris Morgan, Ann Shepard, and the staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home for the love and care shown to Mr. Fair and the family.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at our website,www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton is serving the Fair family. Office 423 542-2232, Obituary line 423-543-4917.