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Roger Dale Blair, 75, Russell Springs, KY (1946-2022)

Roger Dale Blair of Russell Springs passed away on Monday, March 7, 2022, at UK Medical Center in Lexington. He was 75 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 11amCT on Friday, March 11, 2022, at Bernard Funeral Home, 367 N. Main St., Russell Springs, KY. Burial, with full Military Honors, will follow in Wolford Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6pmCT to 9pmCT on Thursday, March 10, and will continue after at 8amCT on Friday, until time of services.

Born on September 18, 1946, he was a son of the late Marion and Emogene Blakey Blair. Roger was a retired Master Sergeant of the United States Army, a Vietnam Veteran, and a Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient. He was a retired auctioneer and real estate broker, as well as a passionate cowboy. Roger loved horses and he rode at every opportunity - rain, snow, sunshine, and even by moonlight, on a night ride. He also liked listening to music. If you were lucky, you would even see him kicking up his heels as he enjoyed a good country and western dance.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Judy Flatt Blair; two daughters, Anna Hope Hanson and Summer (and Ron) Beaty; five granddaughters, Morgan (and Brandon) Kerr, Ashley Antle, Candace (and Elliott) Benningfield, Shelby (and Jason) Russell, and Hannah Bell (and Cody Roberts); two step-granddaughters, Valley Beaty and Scarlett Beaty; four great-grandchildren, Aedan Abell, Liam Brown, Ellora Russell, and Elaina Benningfield; a special daughter by choice, Christina (and Tim) Howell; granddaughter, Taylor (and Corey) Clark; grandson, Logan Howell; great-granddaughter, Abijah Jones; two brothers, Dean Blair and Larry (and Patricia) Blair; two sisters, Marilyn (and Randy) Ford and Lesa (and David) McDonald; a host of nieces and nephews; life-long friends, Joe and Brenda Shircliff; and a very special young man, James Ray.

In addition to his parents, Roger was preceded in death by a sister, Lois Ann Delk.

Chris Bell, Jason Russell, Brandon Kerr, Elliott Benningfield, Cody Roberts, Greg Abston, James Ray, Logan Howell, and Ron Beaty will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Bernard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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Roger Dale Blair, 75, Russell Springs, KY (1946-2022)

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