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Donald Dupree "Don" Blair

Donald Dupree "Don" Blair

LITTLE ROCK – Donald Dupree (“Don”) Blair, 75, born March 9, 1941, in Union, South Carolina, passed away peacefully at his home and surrounded by his loving family on February 7, 2017.

Don lived a full life devoted to his faith and family, and was adored by everyone who had ever met him. Always a smile on his face, Don was humble, honest and caring towards others. He was the consummate southern gentleman and a man of the finest character and integrity. He was dedicated and devoted to his family, which always came first and above all else.

A graduate from the University of South Carolina and a member of Pi Kappa Alpha, Don excelled at sports particularly baseball and football. You could always count on seeing Don at every practice and every game played by his son and his three grandsons. He was happiest when he could be standing on a sideline and passionately cheering on the boys. Don adored “his boys” with every ounce of his heart. In addition to passing down invaluable guidance and steadfast support to his boys in their many sporting adventures, he also showed them unconditional love in all aspects of their lives.

Don was a proud member and usher at St. James United Methodist church. He was also a member of the Arkansas Home Furnishings association since 1983 and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2013.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Linda Blair; his son, Beau Blair and his wife Lauren; three grandchildren, Phillips Dupree Blair, Beckett Tribou Blair and Barclay Snowden Blair; and two sisters, Carolyn Belue and Sandra West. He is predeceased by his beloved parents, Francis and Roy Blair.

A memorial service will be held at St. James United Methodist Church (321 Pleasant Valley Dr, Little Rock, AR 72212) on Monday the thirteenth of February at 11:00am. A reception in the Great Hall will follow the service.

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"When we moved here in 2006, we could not have asked for a better neighbor. We will miss you dearly and will be here for Linda always. "
Morgan, Rieves, Kay, and Glen Payne | little rock, AR

"Linda, I'm thinking of you and Beau and grandchildren. I would love to see you soon. Love, Frances "
Frances Cawthon jones | Fayetteville , AR

"Linda and Beau, so very sorry to hear about Don. We have kinda lost touch since we moved from PV. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these sad times."
Tom Anderson | Roland, Arkansas

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family."
Darrell Crutchfield, Johnson's Warehouse Showroom | Fordyce, AR

"Linda and Beau, so sorry to hear about Don. Don was one of my fellow furniture salesman that I always enjoyed sharing stories with about family and friends. He was a class guy. Our thoughts and prayers will be with the family. Butch and Kay Andrews"
Butch Andrews | Bozeman, MT

"Beau, my deepest sympathies on the loss of your dad. Sending thoughts of peace for you and your family."
Bridget Atkins Musick | Bellevue, NE

"Linda and family,
I always enjoyed my visits with Don while I was setting up the trains for the grandchildren. He was a easy person to talk with.
Sorry for your loss.
Douglas G. Zahn"

Dougals G. Zahn | Little Rock, AR

"Beau - I know how heartbroken you are over the loss of your dad. I have heard nothing but wonderful things about him from so many, it is no wonder you turned out to be the man you are today. I pray that God's grace and peace will see you through this loss. Much love, Iboo"
Iboo Miller | Little Rock, AR

"I meet your Husband in High Point NC this year. He actually was our sales rep for SERTA LIFT CHAIRS. He was a wonderful person to talk with. He knew I had just moved back to Arkansas this year and he would tell me stories of what had happen over the years. He will truly be missed. I'm so sorry for your lose.
Debra Dawson"

Debra Dawson | Austin, AR

"Soo heartbroken to hear of the passing of my Uncle Donnie! He was indeed a very kind & loving gentleman, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend, co-worker, etc.!!! He will be sorely missed by all! Aunt Linda & Beau, my thoughts & prayers are with you all🙏🏼 😪💔 Rest in Paradise Uncle Donnie🙏🏼🌈❤"
Susan Belue Inman | Union, SC

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