Reubin Lair, 96

Funeral services for Reubin Lair, 96, of Kansas City, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 2, 2019, at Kansas City Church, 7700 N. Church Road in Kansas City. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time Thursday. Mr. Lair died April 27 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cameron, where he was currently residing.

He was born June 7, 1922, in Leota, the son of Ozark County native Hugh Lair and his wife, Dolly Bierbower Lair. He grew up in Ozark County and served with the U.S. Army in France during World War II.  

After the war, he and his wife, Rosie, lived in West Plains before moving their family to Kansas City. Working as a carpenter, Mr. Lair built many homes in the Northand area, including several in Barry Heights and several in Shelley Estates. Later, he was a heavy machine operatoar for Lair Excavating.

Mr. Lair lived a full life that included being a beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed working in his garden, fishing and watching Royals baseball. He was a faithful churchgoer and an active member at Kansas City Church.

He is survived by his two sons and their wives, Gary Lair and wife Sharon of Smithville, and Michael Lair and wife Marilyn of Kansas City; five grandchildren, Shelley Lair, Kevin Moore, Melanie Lair Hewins, Cristin Lair Allen and Cameron Lair; seven great-grandchildren; and one brother, Bill Lair. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Rosie, and his wife, Helen; and four of his siblings.

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