MORRISTOWN - Sammy Dean “Sam” Blair of Morristown, TN, age 80, passed away comfortably at his home

surrounded by his family on January 12, 2022, after a three-year decline with Lewy body


Sam and his wife, Lynn Blair, recently moved to Jonesborough, TN.

In addition to Lynn, Sam is survived by his children, Charlie Blair (wife Leslie), Allison “Ali” Blair (spouse Brett Hetzell), and Lucas Blair; and grandchildren, Courtney, Christian, Patrick, Colton, Nicholas and Dovie-Rhea.

Sam was a storyteller and practical joker, and it was often difficult to differentiate the truth from

his tall tales! He was beloved for his sense of humor and generous spirit. An electrician by

trade, he and Lynn built two family homes together by hand. He loved to float and fish the

Nolichucky River and created lasting memories with his children and grandchildren on the water.

Sam was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and his ministry meant a great deal to him. Sam used his

electrician skills in service to his spiritual community, helping to construct dozens and dozens of

Kingdom Halls for Jehovah’s Witness congregations, later serving on the Regional Building

Committee. Sam found comfort and hope in the Bible’s promise of a resurrection to a Paradise


A virtual memorial service is planned for Saturday, January 22, 2022, at 2pm over Zoom.

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Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, TN 423-753-3821.