TRUMANN - Mr. Jessie Lorenzia Blair, Sr. died Friday, March 22, 2013 Flo & Phil Jones Hospice Center in Jonesboro, Ark. He was born Sunday, January 22, 1933 in Hernando, Miss., to the late Nannie Busby Blair. He had lived in Trumann for the past five years and was formerly of Memphis, Tenn., was a welder, Korean War Army veteran and member of the Providence Baptist Church in Trumann. Mr. Blair was preceded in death by one daughter, Debra Blair, two sons, Randy Blair and Jason Blair and his parents.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Kathryn Blair of the home; two daughters, Bonnie Zwicker of Germantown, Tenn., and Brenda Blair of Tenn., three sons, Jesse Blair Jr. of West Memphis, Ark.,, Ronnie Brown of Pontotoc, Miss., and Michael Blair of Trumann; 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were March 26, 2013 in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Brooks and Rev. Kelley Walters officiating. Burial followed in the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in Birdeye, Ark.
Pallbearers were Ronnie Carpenter, Hunter Brown, John Green, Ronnie Brown, Eric Zwicker and Adam Zwicker.
Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Welch, Topper Lowery, Jeff Lowery and Brian Lowery.
An online guest book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net.