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Richard H. "Jackie" Bair

• Jun 6, 2019 at 4:25 PM

JONESBOROUGH - Richard H. "Jackie" Bair, 87, passed away peace- fully at home on Thursday morning, June 6, 2019 surrounded by his loved ones.

Jackie was a life long native of Jonesborough, TN (Washington County). He was the son of the late Bose and Ada Bair. Jackie was a builder by trade, but was best known for his drumming. He played all over the Tri-Cities for over 60 years and made several records with Jackie Bair and the cubs. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Johnson City, TN. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two sisters, Evelyn Tester and Vivian Little of Jonesborough, TN and one infant daughter, Mindy Bair.

Surviving are his loving wife, Pat "Mama" Bair; two daughters, Jenny Stonecipher (Joe) of Gray, TN and Keila Bair-Carter (Michael) of Johnson City, TN; one sister, Janette Groos of Jonesborough, TN; three grandchildren, Danielle Long, Skyler Bair-Carter, and Bailee Bair-Carter; and three great-grandchildren, Carter, Bryson, and Cora Lynn Long.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 8 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Westside Christian Church, Persimmon Ridge Rd. Jonesborough, TN. The funeral service/celebration of life will follow at 4:00 p.m. The family would like to wish a special thank you to Ballad Hospice for their care. Memories and condolences may be shared at [email protected]

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