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Flem W. Blair

August 15, 1942 — May 9, 2023

Washington Court House

Flem Wiley Blair, age 80, Left this life to be with the Lord on May 9 th, 2023, during a brief hospitalization at Adena Hospital in Chillicothe. He had been in failing health in St. Catherine’s Care Center in Washington Court House, Ohio for a lengthy time. He was born August 15, 1942 in Johnson County, Kentucky to Bob and Daisy Blair who both preceded him in death. He lived in Five Points, Ohio on his beloved home place where he was raised.

He was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife, Joann Blair. He was also preceded in death by his late wife, Judy Blair. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Anna Williams, Margaret Burchett, Bobby Blair, Audrey Way, Frank Blair, Lorena Speakman, Buddy Blair, and is survived by his Brother, Bill Blair. Flem loved he and Joann’s children deeply, Son- (Tony) & Chiquita Nash, Son- (Richard) and MaryJane Allen, and Daughter- Leah McClung. Flem’s heart just melted over all of his Grandchildren- Samantha Allen, Joseph McClung IV, Rachel Allen, Michael Nash, MiCayla Nash, and MicKenna Nash. Great Grandchildren, Madison Allen, Brodie Allen, Caden Allen, Kaylinn Vance, Memphis Claybrooks, Mykhal Claybrooks, Joseph McClung V, and Thomas McClung. He leaves behind many special nieces and nephews also. Flem leaves behind his nearly lifelong, dearest friends Gerald and (Nancy) Remy, and their daughter (Candy Remy Valentine), her husband, Lane Valentine, and their sons, Jacob and Ryan Valentine. They weren’t family by blood, but all chose each other as family. Flem called Nancy his chosen sister, and Candy his chosen daughter. Nancy introduced Flem to the love of his life her dear friend Joann.

Flem loved God and served as an ordained preacher. He enjoyed his family, his friends, and people in general. He was a man with a pure and true heart, that always put others first. He was nicknamed by many as “The Candy Man”. When you saw Flem coming, it was with pockets full of candy to pass out to everyone. He was a blue jean bib overall-white t-shirt wearing, hardworking, giving, honest, loving, caring, thoughtful, and kind man his entire life! Flem brought smiles and joy wherever he went. If you were loved by Flem, you knew you had truly been loved!

He retired from PPG in Circleville, Ohio. He was a member of the New Holland Church of Christ & Christian Union, and the Monroe Men’s Club. He enjoyed hunting, gardening, Church, hosting family and friends to celebrate the 4 th of July with fireworks. He loved greeting everyone with a big bear hug, chasing the grandkids around making them laugh, and loving everyone in his life with sincerity. He gave all he had and asked for nothing in return. He was one of a kind! When he left this world to enter Heaven’s gates, he left a lasting presence in everyone’s heart that had the pleasure of being part of his.

Visitation will be held Saturday, May 13, 2023, from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, with Funeral Service to follow at 1:00 PM, at the PORTER-TIDD FUNERAL HOME, 331 W. MAIN STREET, MOUNT STERLING, OH, 43143. Interment will follow at Highlawn Cemetery, Washington Court House, Ohio.

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