Carlton M. Blair, 79, of Cannon County died May 25.
He was born in Cannon County on June 29, 1933. His parents were the late John C. Blair and Lizzie (Kirby) Blair. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Sarah Miller; son, Steve Blair; brothers, Howard Blair Sr., Luther Blair, Henry Blair and Walter Blair and by sisters, Christine Smith and Flora Markum.
Mr. Blair is survived by son, Bobby Blair of Nashville; brother, Tom and Virginia Blair of Nashville; sister, Meda Carr of Cannon County; grandson, Jeremy and Stephanie Miller of McMinnville; and great-grandchildren, Allie and Keaton Miller.
Mr. Blair was a member of the Baptist Church. He was retired from Magnetech in McMinnville. He also drove a school bus for Cannon County for many years. He enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening. He liked to collect spoons and coal oil lamps.
Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 4, from noon to 2 p.m. Memorial services will follow at Smith Funeral Home chapel. Jerry Smith will officiate. Interment will follow at Center Hill Cemetery.
Smith Funeral Home (615-563-5337) is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) June 2, 2013