Weeden Frances Blair Jr., 78, went to rest in the arms of the Lord on July 10th, 2021, following a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He passed away peacefully at home in Norfolk, Virginia, surrounded by his loving family.
He is proceeded in death by his son; Jonny Blair (Cathy), Parents; Weeden Frances Blair Sr., Mary Louise Blair. Brother; Ronald Lee Blair.
He is survived by his loving wife, Sharon D. Blair. Children; Thadius Blair Sr. (Donna), Heidi Dobrosky Sr. (John), Matthew Blair (Kim), Weeden K. Blair (Ruth).
Brother; Harry Lynn Blair (Eileen)
Grandchildren; Taylor Hockett, Brooks Harrell (Heather), Brittany Jernigan (Everett), Thadius Blair Jr., Rachel Sherman (Robert), Nacole Holland (Preston), Jonathan Blair, Trey Vineyard (Nicole), Kendrick Vineyard (Summer), Mattison Blair, McKenzie Blair, John Dobroksy Jr. (Lara), Rachael Hudgins (Bo), Rebecca McClure.
Great-Grandchildren; Brileigh, Braelynn, Luke, Jase, Madilynn, Remi, Raylan, Lorilie, Jayden, Kingston, Adalynn, Draven, Freya, Azori, Stella, Miles, Bronx, Tillie, Evan, Resse. Nieces; Kim and Debbie.
Weeden was born in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, on October 17, 1942, to Weeden F. Blair Sr. and Mary Louise Blair. He grew up there and graduated from Waynesburg High School. The highlight of that time was meeting the love of his life, Sharon, down by the river near their home town. They were married in 1962 and remained inseparable until the day he departed this earth. The newlyweds moved to Norfolk VA, where Weeden served honorably in the United States Navy for six years. In 1975, he began a 40-year career as a submarine engineer at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. He served NNSY with dedication until his retirement in 2016. He was a strong patriarch to his family and a good friend to all. A man of few words who always meant what he did say, he was a strong, thoughtful, and exceptional gentleman.
Weeden was also a man of faith who believed strongly in the hope of the Resurrection and bore witness to the truth of God’s kingdom. In addition to a strong work ethic, he put his all into everything he did. A seasoned traveler, Weeden loved sharing stories of the places he visited and amazing things he saw along the way. His travels took him around the world and beyond, from the depths of the ocean in a submarine to high in the clouds behind the controls of his airplane, Ed. You could say he was a wanderer who was never lost. When he wasn’t off on an adventure, Weeden loved his time with family and friends. He was always up for a picnic, reunion, or gathering of friends. His special joy was spending weekends in Grandy, NC. with loved ones.
As a man who never cared much about himself, and even in his final days would say to his loved ones “just take care of Sharon and Zeck when I’m gone.” Weeden Blair was a strong and humble man who will be missed by many. His wisdom, strength, traditions, morals, and love will live on through his family forever.
Date: Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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