William Blair

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William “Denny” Blair passed away in his home in Cleveland, on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, at the age of 78. 

He was born in Barbourville, Ky., April 30, 1940.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wallace J. and Martha Blair; brothers: Robert J. Blair, and Tate Blair; and sisters: Thelma Cooper, and Lueda Pilkerton.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou, of 56 years; daughters: Kristy Fincher and husband, Craig, and Karla Sessoms and husband, Brad; son, Steven Blair; and special cousins, nephews, nieces, and a host of other relatives and friends. 

"Denny" was a lover of God, a faithful husband, a hero to his children, a true friend and a fan of all things football (especially Peyton Manning).  He showed day-to-day the true meaning of selfless love for others, perseverance through great adversity and a steady faith.

The family will receive friends at a drop-in visitation on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, from 1 to 4 p.m. at North Cleveland Church of God, Room 160. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Church of God World Missions.

You are encouraged to share a memory of Denny, and/or your personal condolences with his family, by visiting his memorial web page and guestbook at www.companionfunerals.com.

Companion Funeral Home is honored to assist his family with these arrangements. 

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