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Robert L. "Bob" Lair

June 15, 1929 — June 25, 2017

Robert L. Lair, 88, of Alexis, IL died at 6:22 a.m. Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Seminary Manor, Galesburg, IL.

Bob was born June 15, 1929 in Norwood, IL, Mercer Co., the son of Leland W. and Kathryn B. (Miller) Lair. He was raised and educated in the Monmouth and Little York areas.

Robert married Laura Darlene McAdam on August 11, 1951 in Kirkwood, IL and she survives.

Bob served with the United States Army during the Korean War from 1951-1953.

Bob worked as a service station operator, truck driver and worked at the Alexis Motor Co. He also mowed several lawns in the area and enjoyed motorcycling, fishing, camping, woodworking and his family.

Survivors include his wife; children, Terry W. (Kat) Lair of Alexis, Steven E. (Barb) Lair of Alexis, Melody K. Lair of Galesburg, and Jerry L. (Brandie) Lair of Alexis; 8 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; brother, Gene (JoAnn) Lair of Alexis; several nieces and nephews and his faithful companion, Niki.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Graveside services with military honors will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Alexis Cemetery. Cremation has been accorded. Memorials may be given to JDRF Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in the name of his great granddaughter, Marly Lair, or the Alexis Fire Department. McGuire & Davies Funeral Home and Crematory, Monmouth is in charge of the arrangements.

Graveside Service

Saturday, July 01, 2017
10:00 AM

Alexis Cemetery
North Holloway
Alexis, Illinois 61412

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