Funeral services for Reid Lair, 81, Smithville, Missouri, will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, September 15, 2017 at the Clear Springs Baptist Church, Tecumseh, Missouri, with the visitation one hour prior to services under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Lair passed away Sunday, September 10, 2017 at his home. He was born February 8, 1936 to Hugh and Dollie (Bierbower) Lair in Leota, Missouri. Reid grew up and attended school in Leota. On May 18, 1954, he was united in marriage to Shirley Evans. Reid moved his family to Platte County from West Plains in 1965. He was a farmer most of his life. Reid was a Deacon at Paradise Baptist Church and Little Platte Baptist Church. He was very active in church and his community.
Reid is survived by his wife, Shirley; children, Rick Lair, Vicky (James) Meyer, and Cindy Lair; grandchildren, Michelle Benson, Stacy Benson, Alison (JR) Holloway, Megan (Ryan) Pearce, Hannah (Richard) Clarkson and Channing (Joe) Paine; great-grandchildren, Nathan, Rylee, Jeremiah, Morgan, and Nevaeh; brothers, Rueben Lair and Bill (Linda) Lair; several nieces and nephews and other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Arthur and Virgil Lair, sister, Marguerite Halbrook, and son, Robbie Lair.
Interment will be in the Clear Springs Cemetery.