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Donald Blair

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[August 13, 2009]  Donald Blair, 72, of Lincoln, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009, at 3:28 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday at Fricke-Calvert Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, followed by an Eagles service at 7 p.m.

His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with the Rev. James Stuenkel officiating.

Burial will be in Zion Cemetery.

Mr. Blair retired as service manager of the Pontiac garage, where he was employed for 35 years.

He was born Feb. 28, 1937, at Hodgenville, Ky., to Joseph Allie and Sydney Ethel Graham Blair. He married Joy Leach on Sept. 15, 1966, in Mason City.

He is survived by his wife, of Lincoln; two daughters, Rebecca (and Daniel) DeLong of Sherman and Donna (and Mike) Danley of Havana; one son, Donnie Jr. (and Melanie) Blair of San Jose; five sisters, Elizabeth De La Rosa of El Monte, Calif., Marie Coffee of Magnolia, Ky., Lydia Sutton of Bloomington, Reba Bateson of Clinton and Dora Sutton of Auburn; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and two brothers.

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He was a member of Eagles Aerie 2708 and the Moose Lodge and drove stock cars.

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