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Terry W. Blair, Sr.

11/13/1947 - 4/29/2018

PEKIN ~ Terry Walker Blair, Sr., 70, of Pekin, passed away at 3:42 p.m. Sunday, April 29, 2018 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria.

Born November 13, 1947 in Peoria to Edwin Walker and Mina Lois (Barnard) Blair, he married Bettie L. May on March 19, 1990 in Pekin. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Terry (Raquel) Blair, Jr. of Pekin; one daughter, Lorri Blair of Pekin; four grandchildren and one great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters.

Terry had worked at Caterpillar, Inc., where he was a member of the UAW Local 974, retiring in June 2017 after 49 years of service.

He enjoyed doing yardwork and detailing cars. He took great pride in in attending cars shows with his PT Cruiser, where he won numerous trophies.

A gathering celebrating Terry’s life will be at a later date. Cremation has been accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Boys and Girls Club of Pekin, 1101 Veerman St., Pekin, IL 61554.

To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com

 

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