Dale E. Blair, age 77 of Wickes, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, May 22, 2015.
He was born November 29, 1937 in Mena, Arkansas to the late William and Viola Blair. He was united in marriage to Anita Baker on May 23, 1980. Dale was employed by Tyson as Manager of the Wickes Hatchery for 20 years. He proudly served his country, during the Vietnam War. He was a loving and kind husband, father, grandfather, and friend to all. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by wife, Anita Blair of Wickes, Arkansas; daughters, Julie Blair, Brittany Blair of Wickes, Arkansas, Pam Page and husband Bill of Van Buren, Arkansas; son, Rex Johnston and wife Kathy of Cove, Arkansas; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, sister, Freida Skinner of Whittier, California, Velta Ferris of California.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Viola Blair, a daughter, Jeanne Blair, brothers, Theron Blair and Vernon Blair.
Funeral service will be Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at the Wickes Pentecostal Church of God with Brother James Squires, Brother Don Youngblood and Brother Chris Burke officiating. Interment will follow in the Baker Cemetery in Wickes, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Family and friends visitation will be Monday, May 25, 2015 at Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Mitchell Tidwell, Jon Tidwell, Jose Zuniga, Dustin McCarley, Seth Watkins and DeWayne Baker.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Watkins, Bill Meadors, Parker Meadors, Dood Baker, Darrell Herring, and Wayne McCarley.